Walter L. Graham, 76, of Ionia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, February 9, 2020. Walter was born on May 13, 1943, the son of Walter Sr and Ardis (Holiday) Graham. Walter left school in the 10th grade to help his mother with his siblings, on November 30, 1963 in Palo, he married Delores Miller and together they have enjoyed 56 years of marriage.
A huge sports fan, Walter loved anything competitive. He enjoyed bowling, golf, playing pool, card games, and baseball. The Detroit Tigers were his favorite team, and he would always watch the games with his daughter, Lucinda. Even when the Tigers were losing and he was mad at them, he never shut the game off! Walter also liked to hunt and fish, tinker on cars and really enjoyed scaring Delores when she was doing the dishes! Walter could fix anything, you only had to tell him once what was wrong with something, and he would have it fixed the first time. He was a great man, and he will be missed.
Walter is loved and survived by his wife; Delores, his children; Wanda (Tony) Brynes of Belding, Leroy Graham of Cookville, TN, Lucinda (Mike) Plaster of Ionia, his grandchildren; Mike Venneman of Ionia, Michael (Halle Derosha) Plaster of Belding, Alyson Plaster of Ionia, his siblings; Greg Graham of Carson City, Marylou (Donald) Miller of Belding, Cindy (Ray) Helsel of Fenwick, his sister in law; Donna Dean, along with many cousins, extended family and good friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter; Kathy Graham in 2000, his parents, his brothers; Edward Graham, Larry Graham, Gerald Graham, Leonard Graham, Keith Graham, Richard Graham, Ralph Graham and sister Jackie Owen.
Funeral services for Walter will be on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12 pm at Johnson Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding with Pastor Ken Harger officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Walter may be given to the family as they cope with his sudden passing. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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