Graham Neil Heikes

–  09/22/2020

 

Graham Neil  Heikes, 83 , died st home with family present in Glen Ellyn, Illinois , on September 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judith nee Cogan Heikes, He was the proud father of children Megan, Brennan( Rebecca), Kristin and Kathleen (John), and 13 grandchildren.

Graham attended St. Jerome and Nicholas grade schools, Loyola Academy, College of the Holy Cross and Loyola University. He received his JD degree from Loyola Law School in 1962 and practiced civil trial law for 40 years , mainly with Jardine, Logan and O’Brien in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Graham was deeply interest in philosophy, history, politics and books. He took great pride in his extensive library. He believed strongly n his civic duty to stay informed, writing frequently to government representatives and voting his convictions.

Graham was a gregarious extrovert, a loyal and generous friend, a true character in the eyes of many. He loved poetry, cooking, old trains, sailing and quiet places.

Visitation Tuesday September 29, 2020 at Steuerle Funeral Home Ltd. 350 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, Il. 60181 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Funeral mass to follow at St. Alexander Church 300 S. Cornell Ave. Villa Park, IL 12:15 p.m. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery Glen Ellyn, IL.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions and CDC protocols, 50 people are allowed in our facility at any given time. Please pay your respects and exit the building so others may have the same opportunity. Face masks and social distancing are required. For info 1-630-832-4161

 

 

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