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November 18, 2013

PAT GRAHAM

MARCH 30, 1959 — NOV. 16, 2013

OSKALOOSA —

Pat Leon Graham, 54, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the University Of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. 

He was born March 30, 1959, at Sigourney, the son of Capt and Sunshine Chrisman Graham.  Pat worked as a dietary aide at several area care facilities for many years.  Later he went to work at Riverside II Restaurant in Oskaloosa, he was employed there until ill health forced his retirement in April of 2013.  He enjoyed fishing, watching westerns, and going for rides in his truck.  He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

His family includes his sister and her husband, Carla and Dale Sytsma, of Oskaloosa; two brothers and their wives, Paul and Margie Graham and Kelly and Sandra Graham, all of Oskaloosa; he was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Amy Graham; an infant son, Jamie Graham; a sister, Paula Hunter; and two brothers, Roy and Bobby Graham.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Vince Homan officiating.  Burial will be in the Garrett Cemetery near Delta.  The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  Visitation will begin Tuesday after 2 p.m. and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 6-8 Tuesday evening to greet friends and relatives.  Memorial may be made to the family.

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