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John J. Graber, 77, of Odon, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1939, in Daviess County, he was the son of Joe L. and Martha (Raber) Graber. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia (Wagler) Graber, whom he married Oct. 16, 1958; two sons, Harvey and wife Wilma (Schmucker) Graber of Odon and Joseph and wife Joan (Graber) Graber of Odon; four daughters, Martha and husband Larry N. Wagler of Odon, Mary and husband Amos Coblentz of Homer, Michigan, Katie and husband Nicholas H. Graber of Odon, Rhoda and husband Joseph D. Graber of Odon; daughter-in-law Viola Graber and husband Ben L.; 41 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; six brothers, Ben and Betty Graber, Paul and Katherine Graber, Levi and Martha Graber, Joe Jr. and Darlene Graber, Fred and Anna Mae Graber, Art and Leoda Graber; five sisters, Ida (Ora) Lengacher, Viola (Enos) Wagler, Keturah (Simon) Wagler, Esther (Frank) Wagler and Laura (Marvin) Wagler.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Howard, Ira and John Jr.; daughter-in-law Fannie Graber; two grandchildren, Miriam Graber and Martha Graber.
Viewing will be Friday and Saturday at the John J. Graber residence. Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at his residence with home ministers officiating. John will be laid to rest in Graber Cemetery in Odon.
All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng Jr. and the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 4, 2016
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