Julius G. Eckhoff
Julius G. Eckhoff, 94, of Grayslake, Il, passed away on October 31, 2015, in Libertyville, Il. Julius was born on July 3, 1921, to Fredrick and Ruth Eckhoff nee Gumm in Petersburg, Il. After graduating high school he came to Grayslake and worked for his brother, Edward, in an appliance business. On October 25, 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. After his training in the states as a turret gunner in a B26 he was sent over to England. He completed 66 missions over enemy territory. He received an honorable discharge and returned to Grayslake on June 9, 1945. He was in the propane business with his brother Edward for five years, then went to Great Lakes Naval Training Station to work as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic. He was in charge of the refrigeration and air conditioning for Great Lakes Naval Hospital. He retired from there in 1980. Survivors include his wife Shirley DeGraff they were married on October 20, 1945 making their home in Grayslake, Two children Charles(Wilma) of Plano, Tx, Sharon of Oak Park, 3 grandchildren Taylor, Aaron, and Christopher. Julius was preceded in death by his aforementioned parents, 2 brothers Edward, William and by 2 sisters Janice, and Francis. Visitation for Julius will be on Tuesday November 3, 2015 from 4 P.M. till 7 P.M. at the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030 a funeral service for Julius will be on Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home, burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, in Libertyville. In Lieu of flowers the family has asked for memorial donations to the Alzheimers Association, Greater Il. Chapter 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60631. For more information please call 847 223-8122
Jude was a joy to know! He will missed by all of us! Missing his smile already! We love you Shirley and keeping you in our thoughts & prayers during this very difficult time!
We just saw that Jude passed away this past Saturday. We send our deepest sympathy to Shirley and the Eckhoff family.
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