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Clester Dean Graham, 86, of Kahoka, MO died at 12:48 a.m.
Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Montrose Health Center, Montrose, IA.
He was born on August 2, 1923 in Wayland, MO the son of Ralph
Earl and Dollie Elizabeth Wilson Graham.
Clester was united in marriage to Jeannette Marie Bresnahan on
June 6, 1946 in the St. Peters Catholic Church in Keokuk, IA. He was always so
proud of her. She preceded him in death
on November 7, 1997.
He proudly served our country in the Army Air Force during WW
II. He served at Tinian for the duration of the occupation.
He retired in 1988 from his position of superintendent of
Golden Valley Power Plant in Healy, Alaska and moved to Kahoka, MO where he
enjoyed golf, gardening, grandchildren, reading and baseball, (the Cubs).
Clester was a good,
honest, generous, trusting person who always tried to do the right thing. He was always a gentleman and was a fountain
of knowledge. He will be greatly missed because he was greatly loved.
Clester is survived by nine sons and three daughter, Joseph Anthony Graham and his wife Elma
“Binky”, Jens Peter Graham and his wife Jane,
James Shawn Graham and Jeff Lucas Graham and his wife Tara all of Healy,
Alaska, Jon Michael Graham and his wife Dorma of Keokuk, IA, Shawn Ralph Graham
and Patrick Gerard Kelly Graham of Kahoka, MO, Michael Sean Graham of Phoenix,
AZ, and Capt. Timothy A. Graham of Ft.
Benning, GA, Ann Marie Hamelton and her husband Gerald ( his good friend) of Keokuk,
IA, Mary Jo Clark and her husband Ron of Healy, Alaska and Celeste Deannette
Marie Winsor and her husband Tony of Anchorage, Alaska, One sister, Beulah Marsot of Keokuk, IA, a
sister-in-law Darlene Graham of Ft. Madison, IA, 34 grandchildren, 39 great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his oldest son,
Clester Wm. Graham, two brothers, Joseph Graham and Billy Lee Graham, a
sister and a great grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday at the Vigen
Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Rev. Joseph Graham officiating. Burial with
military rites will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, IA.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at