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September 24th, 1918 – Saturday, October 27, 2007

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church of
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
10:30am

Visitation Information

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.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Tuppy Reilly

    I will sure miss Dan. I have such happy memories of him – that wonderful smile! I was happy that Pattie and I were able to get to Waverly after Dad’s funeral to see Dan. We knew, he knew who we were. Now Dad and Dan are together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Artie, Dana, Birdie and Danny and families. May memories of happy times always be with.
    Love,
    Tuppy

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  2. shelley swenson held

    my sympathies to the family. I do know Dan is up there with dad talking fishing, hunting, and maybe some banking. My thoughts. shelley swenson held

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  3. Dick Bacon

    To the Graham Family
    My condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. I wish I could be there in person. May God’s promises comfort you during this time.

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  4. Cathy and Larry Gunderson

    Ardie, Dana, Birdie and Dan,
    We send our deepest sympathy to you. Dana, I will never forget all the fun sleep-overs at your house when we were growing up and how patient both your mom and dad were with us. Also Larry and I will always remember your dad’s kindness to us one particular Christmas. He was a wonderful man and I’m sure he will be sorely missed by all of you. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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