Neal Eric Graber

Neal Eric Graber passed away on June 30, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 74, of complications from pneumonia.

Neal is survived by his beloved family, including his six children, Seth (Katie), Wesley (Megan), Katherine, Justin (Meaghan), Nathan, and Laura (James), his twelve grandchildren, Ava, Juliet, Gideon, Lucas, Emery, Henry, Janie, Oliver, Ellis, Molly, Max, and Lucy, his brother Robert, his nieces, nephews, and extended family, including the mother of his children, Jana. He is preceded in death by his parents Waldo and Lucy Graber and his sister Patricia O’Brien.

Neal was born on June 5, 1950 in Liberal, Kansas to Waldo and Lucy (née Rundell) Graber. He studied engineering at the University of Kansas, from which he graduated in 1972. He married Jana Muchow on January 7, 1978, and they were married for 41 years. He devoted more than three decades of his life to active and lay ministry as a church planter, pastor, and Bible teacher. Neal was an avid reader of historical non-fiction. He loved Jayhawk basketball, gardening, fishing and camping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado—and pie!

A celebration of Neal’s life will be scheduled for later this summer at Lee’s Summit Community Church; more details forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Reliant Mission at or (407) 671-9700. Reliant was dear to Neal’s heart, as many of his friends serve in active ministry with the organization to partner with missional churches and Gospel-centered ministries.

Condolences may be sent to the family, addressed to Katherine Graber, 526 West Wesley Street Unit D Wheaton, IL 60187. Condolences may also be shared online, at .

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