Condolences for Johannes DeGraaf

Margaret (Margriet) Harren Krolikowski posted on 3/19/19

Dear Fie, your smile in the picture with Johan, is just as I remembered it. I hope and pray you will be comforted in all the good memories of your long life together. You and Johan were the first friends of my parents in Milwaukee.


Maria Fischbach posted on 3/18/19

Dear family of Johan DeGraaf. My sympathy is with you all as you will miss a loving husband,dad and grandfather. It is great to know he is with Jesus our Savior. I knew your dad as a child;when we and your family lived on the east side of Milwaukee. Both our families had come from Holland and met through a Dutch club. I also took care of Johan several years ago when he was recovering after a day cardiac procedure. (at St. Luke's Hos.) Sincerely Maria(Harren)Fischbach


Maria Fischbach posted on 3/18/19

Hello family of Johan DeGraaf; My sympathies with you all; as you will miss a loving husband;dad and grandpa.. I am very glad he is with Jesus our Savior. I knew your dad as a child when our family first came from Holland....many years ago. You folks lived on the East side of Milwaukee then. I was also his nurse a number of years ago at St Lukes in the day procedure Cardiac area.sincerely. Maria(Harren) Fischbach


Chuck Steinkraus posted on 3/17/19

My condolences to the family


Jane Dicus posted on 3/17/19

Maria and family-you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories but filled with the joyful ones of a life well lived. God bless you.


Bill Miller posted on 3/17/19

It has been a privilege to know Johan. He will have a grand home in Heaven.


Diane Bryant posted on 3/16/19

So happy that I got the chance to spend time with him in bible study...he was a pleasure to be around


Shelley Botchek posted on 3/16/19

My condolences to the family of Johan. I had the pleasure of volunteering with Johan on occasion at the Ronald McDonald House and it was always a pleasure to talk to him. He had lots of interesting stories to share and had a heart of gold. Hugs and prayers to his family.


Barb Snell Troy posted on 3/15/19

Johan was a remarkable man who I was fortunate enough to meet through our volunteering at Ronald McDonald House. Every time I talked to him I learned something new. He taught me many things about my own Dutch heritage (my deceased Dad also being from a family that immigrated from the Netherlands right before his birth). Our conversations also frequently covered the topics of religion, church choirs and local health care. My heart goes out to Johan's beautiful family at this time. May your memories be sweet as Johan now rests in the loving arms of our Savior.



Adele Lindstrom posted on 3/15/19

We are so sorry for your loss! We have wonderful memories of him!! Prayers are with you!


Patricia Koontz posted on 3/15/19

My heart aches, as I hear of the passing of Johann. I am remembering the importance of this family to my family, especially to my parents and me. I thank them for that memory and hearing from them over the years as our lives changed. May you all feel God’s presence and peace. Accept our sympathy and love, Pat Jennings Koontz and Peter Koontz Peace to his memory.


Mary Mainella posted on 3/15/19

It was my pleasure to work with Johann at the Ronald McDonald House. He talked a lot about the Netherlands as my son was there with his family for a month at the University. He was a lovely gentleman and we will all miss him.


Robert Polahar posted on 3/15/19

Fie, please accept my deepest sympathy in Johan's passing. I do know where is now with his Lord. You both were important to me in my moving to Milwaukee and inviting me to dinner. I enjoyed being in the choir with Johan back then. Now I will miss his posts on FaceBook. God Bless you!