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Arthur Ray Graham, age 90, of Maumee, OH passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Arthur was born in a farm house in Maumee, OH on January 24, 1924,
to Roy Elmer and Gertrude Estelle (Moore) Graham.
He married LaQuetta Rose Freeman on August 11, 1951, and shared 41 years together. Arthur owned and operated Valley Trucking Company, Maumee for 32 years, until his retirement.
Arthur was an Army
Veteran of WWII, 4th
Armored Division of 3rd Army under the command of General George Patton. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Whitehouse, OH where he also did maintenance; VFW Post 11115, Fallen Timbers Battlefield Commission,
and the 4th Armored Division Association. Arthur enjoyed woodworking which resulted in many fine pieces of furniture, reading, history, bird watching, raising mallard ducks and traveling with his family. Arthur also volunteered at Meals on Wheels and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Surviving are his children, Amy (Steve Wilwohl) Graham, Mona (Jim) Tomaszewski, Leslie (Kathleen) Graham, Lindsay (Kathy) Graham; 10
grandchildren and 15
surviving is his sister, Alice Kille and brother-in-law, Vic Gressler. In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, LaQuetta Rose (Freeman) and Phyllis Burns, whom he later married; siblings and their spouses, Ruth (Edmund Spreng), Edith (Chester Spencer), Helen (Roy Dunbar), Grace (Owen Wilder), Roy Jr. "Bud" (Rosemary Farthing), Mildred "Midge" (Richard Weis) and Robert (Alice "Lucy"). Also preceding him in death were 5 nephews, 3 nieces and 2 nephews-in-law.
Family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 2-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will begin immediately following visitation at 7 p.m.
Interment with full military honors will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Online condolences may be shared at
Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
501 Conant St
Maumee, OH 43537
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 8, 2014