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Richard W. Kragh

September 18, 1940 - June 20, 2017

Richard W. Kragh, age 76 of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born September 18, 1940 in Omaha, NE to his loving late parents, Rudolph and Helen Kragh.  Cherished husband of Sharon Lea Kragh, wedded on June 20, 1964.  Beloved dad of Lisa (Bob) Brougham of Oswego, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Kragh of Oklahoma City, OK, and Michelle (Ron) Van Gerpen of Aurora, IL.  Adored Grandpa of Dr. Jared, Lindsay, and Chloe Brougham, Payton Bell, Nathan and Andy Van Gerpen.  Rich was a 1958 graduate of Omaha North High School.  He went to Iowa State and graduated in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Control Data, 3 M and started his own business, Kragh Engineering, Inc. in 1980, a forensic electrical engineering firm.  Rich was an avid fisherman, pilot, bicyclist, boater, photographer and loved to travel.  He enjoyed to read and share his library collection with his family and friends.  Rich’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren at their lake house.

Funeral Information

Memorial Visitation:  Sunday, June 25th 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL  60540. 

Additional Memorial Visitation:  Monday, June 26th 9:00-10:00 AM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL  60540. 

Memorial Service to follow at 10:00 AM at Church.  Interment is private.  For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Edward Heart Hospital or Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

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