Earl Graham, Sr.

Earl Graham, Sr., age 86, of Faribault, died on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne, officiating. Interment and military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Earl, the son of Walter and Alice (Erb) Graham was born on October 6, 1924. Earl served overseas in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He married Ruby Dodes on Jan. 28, 1950. He farmed and also was employed by Farmer Seed & Nursery and Mercury Minnesota for many years prior to his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby; four children, Christopher Graham of Faribault; Earlene (and John) Wisch of Brownton, Earl (and Nancy) Graham, Jr. of Cannon City and Emily (and Richard) Drewitz of Warsaw; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one son in law, Mel (and Peg) Kidney of Forest Lake; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lynda Kidney; four sisters and three brothers.

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Name: mike and sheri heyda
Date: Wednesday July 27, 2011


my memory of earl is watching him dance at all the mercury christmas parties. he was a fun guy. mike says he was a good hearted man that you could sit down and talk to. he will be missed. to the whole family,"our prayers are with you all".sorry we couldn't be there to give you all our hugs, give each other one for us.