Elmer C. Grahl, 89 of Sandusky, passed away early Friday morning, June 28, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Sandusky, son of the late Emil Ferdinand and Sophia (Koehler) Grahl. Elmer was a 1942 graduate of Sandusky High School. He owned and operated the Park View Barber Shop for 49 years, retiring Jan. 1, 2010.
Elmer was known as a gifted artist, having painted a wide variety of different scenes from throughout the local area, such as the Popcorn Wagon, and his favorite subject was the Marblehead Lighthouse. He was known to have his art work hanging throughout his barber shop. He also loved music and traveling with his wife, Paulette, especially traveling overseas to Europe, which he had done seven different times.
Elmer was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where he had been a member of the choir for 53 years, a member of the Sandusky Bonsai Club and the Knights of Columbus Council 546 Fourth Degree.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Paulette A. (Westerhold) Grahl, whom he married Aug. 5, 1961; a brother, James (Lois) Grahl, of Sandusky; sister-in-law, Jean Grahl, of Sandusky; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Irvin Grahl; and a sister-in-law, Donna Grahl.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Joe Steinbauer will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Elmer's family at davidfkoch.com