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Robert Graham

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Robert L. Graham age 82 of Nashua died Monday, January 23, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua with Pastor Okitakoyi Lundula presiding. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua with his seven grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. If so desired, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Nashua or the American Heart Association. Robert Lee Graham was born December 18, 1929, on the family farm in rural Butler County, IA, near Bristow. He was the son of John and Minnie (Diekman) Graham. Robert received his education in rural country school. As a young man, Robert worked several jobs and also spent many years working at the Standard Station in Nashua. On March 6, 1947, in Austin, MN, he married Delores Albaugh. To this union four children were born. The couple made Nashua their home. Robert worked at the former White Farm Equipment Co. in Charles City from 1958, until his health forced him to quit working in 1984. Robert enjoyed dancing, bowling and camping. He loved to spend time with his family and took all his grandchildren with him when he went camping. He will be remembered by his family for having either a grandchild or his dog perched in his lap. Robert will also be remembered for being handy and helping them on their home improvement projects. Robert and Delores were active members of the United Methodist Church in Nashua. Survivors include his wife of over 65 years, Delores; two daughters, Sharon (James) Haskovec of Charles City and Joan Graham of Nashua; two sons, Bob (Diane) Graham Jr. of Wichita, KS and Les (Barb) Graham of Eyota, MN; seven grandchildren, Brad (Pam) Powers, Erin (Lane) Johnson, Jill Graham, Emily (Russ) Gehling, Lisa (Tom) Hauk, Andrew Graham and Kara Graham; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ron Krueger of Zebulon, NC; sister-in-law, Jean Graham of Charles City; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Melanie Ann Graham; two brothers, Jack Graham and Claude Graham; two sisters, Helen Jensen and June Krueger.

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  1. To the entire Graham family, I am so sorry for the loss of Bob; he was super special to each of you. Know he and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bob and Diane-It’s never easy losing a loved one,no matter what their age,thinking of you with sympathy.Take care–Barb K.

  3. My deepest sympathy to the Graham family. Bob was a very special guy, and really helped me feel at home in Nashua when I first became the secretary there. I will always remember him coming in the office with little Kara in tow in the summer, and how proud he was to display those dartball trophies. I really missed not seeing him as often after he left the Trustees committee. May God bring your family comfort and peace at this difficult time. You are in my prayers. In Sympathy, Susan Dailey

  4. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We enjoyed him so much at dartball. He was a very special man and always had a smile. Are prayers are with you

  5. Dear Les, Barb and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your father, please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace and your memories of him be filled with love and joy. And Joan, you were always so kind to my father while he was in Chataqua, with I could be there to give you all a hug. God Bless and watch over you all, Love, Mike and Linda

  6. Les, Barb and Family ~ Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love and prayers, Julie, Mike and Zack

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are surely with you all – as they have been for some time. Uncle Bob was a special fellow. I will always remember him driving his red boat with Bobby & Leslie skiing behind – and, Ron ‘trying’ to! The best of our love to everyone – we’re sorry we’re not able to be physically with you, but know that our hearts are right beside you. Your niece & cousin, Patti & her husband Bill

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the Graham family. Always remember Bob and Delores walking by our home when we were in Nashua and always had a smile or a friendly hello!. Such a nice couple. Hold on to your memories.God Bless!

  9. Bob & Diane – I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Will keep you in my thots & prayers during this sad time.

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