Obituary: Cecil Graham

Memorial service for Cecil Graham, age 59, of Milaca, formerly of Isanti, will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11 AM at New Life Church in Princeton with Rev. Chuck Pruett officiating.  Music will be provided by Vinny Zarletti.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.   Interment will take place at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Princeton at a later date.  Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca.

 

Cecil Albert Graham, Jr. was born August 9, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN to Cecil and Fern (Woolard) Graham. He grew up in Minneapolis and attended Edison High School.  He later moved to Princeton with his parents.  At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged due to medical reasons.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn Holter on March 3, 1973 in Glendorado, MN and together they had five children.  Cecil did construction work burying telephone cable and was a bartender at Ridgewood Bay and the Pondarosa.  He enjoyed golfing with his friends, singing and listening to music, taking long drives and spending time with his grandkids.  He died on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Milaca Elim Home.

 

He is survived by wife, Marilyn Graham;  children, Eric (Stacy) Graham of Foley, Shannon (Adam) Rensenbrink of Foreston, Kari Graham of Princeton, Kyle Graham of Milaca, Joshua (Jennifer Dahler) Graham of Milaca;  grandchildren, Dylan, Bailey, Kendall, Tyler, Hallie, Allison, Eli, Jayden, Cole, Lydia and Emiley;  also by other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Sharon and Karen.

 

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