Frank Elmer Grahl Jr., of Mishawaka

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, October 10, 2018

July 21, 1937 – Oct. 6, 2018

Frank Elmer Grahl Jr., 81, of Mishawaka, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Neurobehavioral Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana.

He was born July 21, 1937, in Watervliet, to the late Frank Sr. and Nettie Grahl. On June 16, 1959, Frank married Lois Przybylinski. Frank has worked at Clark Equipment until they moved, towed trailers, as well as drove cars for Wolf’s Auction. He also volunteered at Howard Township Fire Department.

He is survived by his son, Robert (Cathy) Grahl; daughters, Sherry (Nick Ferraro) York; Kimberly Grahl; sister, Sharon Huckendubler; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Nettie; wife, Lois; son-in-law; Russell “Bill” York; brothers, Roger Grahl; Mike Grahl; and sister, Judy Mihills.

A celebration of life for Frank will be held by the family on Oct. 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 806 Green Pine Ct., Mishawaka, IN 46545. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Howard Twp. Fire Dept., 2681 Detroit Road, Niles, MI 49120 or Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, MI. Online condolences may be made at