Stephen S. (Mad Dog) Graeter

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Stephen S. (Mad Dog) Graeter, 73, of Montgomery, Texas, was born on September 25, 1941 and passed away on July 23, 2015 at his home in Montgomery, Texas.

Memorial service will be held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 20850 Eva St., Montgomery, Texas on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Captain Ronnie Silvio of the Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office officiating. Fellowship will follow at Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery, Texas.

Stephen was born in Shreveport, LA. to Russell & Edith Graeter on September 25, 1941. He went to high school at Longview High School and graduated in 1960. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1961 & served as an Air Policeman, training sentry dogs in Toul-Rosieres Air Base, France. He went on to earn a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and graduated from the National FBI Academy. He worked as a law enforcement officer for Celina PD, Carrollton County Sheriff's Dept, Harris County Sheriff's Dept, & Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. He enjoyed golf and working in his yard and mentoring potential law enforcement officers. (He was always looking for recruits). He received Officer of the year award in 1978, Legion of Honor Award and Silver Star for Bravery both in 1983.and was involved at teaching at both Harris and Montgomery County Sheriff's Academies.

Stephen was preceded in death by his father and mother Russell and Edith Graeter. He is survived by his wife Deborah Graeter of Montgomery, brother and wife, Bill and Janie Graeter, daughters Rhonda and Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Graeter, son Scott Graeter, stepson Tommy Benson, step daughters Melanie and husband Conrad Lee and Deborah Jo and husband Lee McLean, granddaughters Julie Dykes, Kori Davis and Breann Nobles, step granddaughter Stormi Lee, step grandsons Hayden Benson, Lee Kenen, Aiden, Seth and Devlen McLean, great grandsons Zachary and Christian Dykes, niece Stephanie and husband Don Jeffrey, nephew William (Skipper) Graeter, grandnephews Matthew and Christopher Jeffrey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National or Lone Survivor Foundation. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Montgomery and Harris County Sheriff's Departments.

Written memorials to the family at www.shmfh.com


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