Robert Graham


84-year-old Robert “Bob” Graham of York was peacefully called home to the Lord with his family by his side on November 8, 2022 in York. He was born to Marion and Clara (Thelander) Graham in York. He graduated in 1956 from York High School, proudly served his country in the Army Reserves, attended Adams State College in Colorado, and transferred to Kearney State College. It was there that he met the love of his life, Delilah (Dee) Henke.

They were married on April 6, 1963 in Columbus and settled in York. His careers included the agricultural industry and real estate.

Bob was an extolled former leader of the York Elks Club and a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the York American Legion Bolton Post #19. He was a loyal member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, spending many Sundays as a host. Bob was an avid Husker fan and TeamMates mentor. He enjoyed playing pitch with his family and friends and loved “shooting the moon”.

Those who cherish his memory are his wife, Dee; his four children, his daughters Ann (Darin) Danekas, Amy (Mike) Putnam and their children Jordyn (James), Taylor (Austin), Regan, Nicholas and Matthew; Alison (Tony) North and their children Kami (Shawn), Kendall, Kaleb, Kaden, Harrison and Maya and their son, Bradley. He will be missed by his five great-grandchildren, Londyn, Ayden, Sienna, Claire and Addison. He is survived by his brother, Roger and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willard and grandson, Zachariah Putnam.

The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, November 14, 2022 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with Reverend Ben Kaiser officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. There is no visit to the morgue in Metz. However, Bob’s family will greet friends 1 hour before the church service. Memorials may be addressed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. Condolences can be delivered to the family at www.metzmortuary.com. The Metz morgue in York takes care of the arrangements.

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