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Robert A. Graham 73, of Frontenac, KS died 4:50pm Thursday
December 22, 2011 at his home following an illness. Robert passed
away with his family and friends at his bedside after a valiant battle with
He was born October 11, 1938 in Dakota City, NE to Hazel Conture and
Stanley Graham where he attended elementary and high school. Robert
graduated college from Wayne State with a Teaching Degree.
Robert married Ruth Dougherty in 1959 and had four sons, Randy, Troy,
Wes and Stephen. In his career he wore many hats; he started as a
teacher and this career took him many places such as Beemer, NE,
Dubque, IA, McCook, NE, Minot, N.D., Nehawka, NE and Frontenac, KS.
During his tenure as a teacher he taught history, was a principal, helped
in implementing Job Corps in McCook, NE. From there he spent time in
Vietnam for a year. When returning to the states he took the position of
the Chief of Education Department in Minot, ND and then Nehawka, NE.
Next he was an owner of Shields Adult Care in Pittsburg, KS.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Graham and son Randy
Robert was survived by his wife Marilyn and sons Troy, Wes and Steve.
Along with his sister Frances Tootie Bray and sixteen grandchildren.
Robert was very much a family oriented and a people person as shown
by his choice of jobs over his lifetime and he will greatly missed by all
who knew him.
Funeral Services are pending in South Sioux City, NE. Visitation will be
from 6-7pm Monday December 26, 2011 at the Friskel Funeral Home in
Frontenac, KS. Friends may call after 12pm Monday. In lieu of flowers
the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to
Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Via Christ Cancer Center. E-mail
condolences may be left at friskelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are
by Friskel Funeral Home of Frontenac, KS.