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Edwin J Graves

Edwin J Graves

Edwin J Graves, 80, Ethan, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 3 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Friday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Edwin Graves was born on April 23, 1933 at Fulton, SD to Lyle and Anna (Harris) Graves. On January 10, 1953 he married Dorothy Hanten at Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; their 9 children: James (Vedene) Graves, Mitchell, Russell (Connie) Graves, Ethan, David (Amy) Graves, Mt Vernon, Cindy (Terry) Naber, St Lawrence, Jeri (Glenn) Thorson, Brookings, Becky (Dennis) Graves, Forestburg, Sally (Kevin) Buchholz, Loomis, Gaylynn (Doug) Weber, Mitchell and Kaylee (Chad ) Richard, Spearfish; 38 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Eva Lebeda, Newburg OR, Rose Stumb, Sioux Falls and 1 brother, Darold Graves, Newburg, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers.