Robert Graham, 83

Posted on January 9, 2013

Robert R. Graham, 83, of Bluffton, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Linn Grove on May 2, 1929 to Ted R. and Mary M. (Taylor) Graham, he married Betty Lou Faus on Oct. 28, 1949 in Kokomo; she died July 30, 2010.
Mr. Graham retired in 1991 from Food Marketing after 42 years of service as a truck driver. He enjoyed fishing at Lake Erie and especially enjoyed camping with his family.
He is survived by a son, Mike (Karen) Graham of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Terri Ray of Bluffton; a sister, Ruth Sleppy of Keystone; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Reber; a sister, Mary Helen Graham who died as an infant; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Calling hours are Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel and Friday for one hour prior to the service, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Larry Sprinkle will officiate.
Burial will be at Six Mile Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.
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