September 24th, 1918 – Saturday, October 27, 2007
St. Mary’s Catholic Church of
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
Daniel D. Graham, age 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born on September 24, 1918 in Winsted the son of William J. & Elizabeth Westrup Graham.
Dan served his country during World War II as a U.S. Naval Officer in Kodiak, Alaska and Guadalcanal.
On February 23, 1946, Daniel D. Graham and Ardis M. Anderson were joined in holy marriage at The Fort Snelling Chapel. God blessed their marriage with three children.
He served his community as Waverly’s banker from 1951 until his retirement in 1986. He deeply cared for the community and the people he served.
Dan was a lifelong resident of Waverly and faithful member of St. Mary’s Church.
He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty one years, Ardis; and children, Dana (Jim) Belisle, Albany, OR; Catherine “Birdie” (Kim) Jackson, Waverly; Daniel (Maureen) Graham II, Waverly; grandchildren, Carrie Belisle Cole, Sarah Jackson Ashbach, Michael Jackson, Jason Graham, Jacquelyn Graham, Andrew Graham and Daniel Graham III; great-grandchildren, Reagan and Logan; sister, Mary Quinn of Omaha, NE; and other relatives and friends.
A visitation was held on Tuesday, October 30th, from 4-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. A Prayer Service was held at 7:00 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel Graham was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly on Wednesday, October 31st at 10:30 A.M. Father Timothy Cloutier was the Celebrant. Interment with military rites St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Casket Bearer were Dr. Kevin Graham, David Gutzke, Thomas Graham, David Graham, John Quinn and James Franske.