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Ralph Graham

Ralph Graham, 87, of Hopedale, passed away at 1:14 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2018) at Hopedale Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Shirley, to Bill and Ella Hardesty Graham. He married Corann “Corky” Kafer on Nov. 4, 1951, in Bloomington. She passed away Jan. 27, 2011.

Surviving are two sons, Steve (Denise) Graham, Portland, Ore., and Keven (Jennifer) Graham, Wheaton; five grandchildren, Chad, Jessica, Emily, Maggie and Jack; one great-granddaughter, Emma; and one sister, Donna (Joseph) Dehoff, San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Monroe; and two sisters, Ruth Adams and Mary Chaudoin.

Ralph owned and operated Graham’s Pest Control for many years, retiring in the early 2000s. He was a member of Hopedale United Methodist Church. Ralph was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home, Hopedale. There will be no service. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Private family burial will be at a later date at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Hopedale Rescue Squad.

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