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Kenneth Graves

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Kenneth Graves

Kenneth Albert Graves, of Lily, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. He was 86 years old. He was born on December 13, 1926 in Antigo, a son of the late Albert and Maude (Gibbs) Graves. He married Phyllis Hintz and the couple later divorced. He married Arvilla (Meeks) Dobrinska on May 16, 1986 in Hawaii. She survives.

Mr. Graves served in the United States Navy from January 10, 1944 to October 14, 1947.

He worked at Plastics Engineering Company in Sheboygan in the molding and shipping department for 34 years. In 1984 he retired and moved to Lily.

He was a member of the Lily Sno-Birds Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, known for his exceptional hunting and fishing skills. He enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four children, Daniel (Kathy) Graves of Sheboygan, Dawn Ohlschmidt of Sheboygan, David (Julie) Graves of Leopolis and Douglas Graves(special friend Gaiden Schultz) of Lily; step-daughter, Rita (Gary) Raddatz of Milwaukee; two step-sons, Harold Dobrinska of Lily and Russell (Dawna) Dobrinska of Lily; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, James (Carol) Graves, Donald (Mable) Graves and Jerry (Rose Mary) Graves all of Lily; and a sister, Judy Perrot of Antigo;

He was preceded in death by twin granddaughters, a brother, Bill Graves; a sister, Marjorie Speener; and his first wife, Phyllis Hintz.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Lily Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Kindle officiating. Military Honors will be provided by White Lake Veterans.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on July 9, 2013
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