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Arthur "Art" C. Graber, 86, Greentown, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his residence. He was born April 23, 1931, in Daviess County to Levi and Lydia (Wagler) Graber. On June 2, 1956, in Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, he married Sarah Miller, and she survives.
He was a farmer for many years and he worked for Hochstetler Energy Services in Greentown, retiring in 1995. He was also a journeyman plumber. He was a member of Parkview Mennonite Church. Art enjoyed doing woodwork and small engine repair.
Survivors are wife, Sarah Graber; daughter, Janice Graber, Greentown; son, Maurice and wife Lynn Graber, Plainfield; daughter, Cindy and husband John Wetmore, Niles, Michigan; son, Damon and wife Presta Graber, Greentown; sister, Mary and husband Mel Swartzentruber, Indianapolis; sister, Nancy and husband Ora Wittmer, Odon; brother, Elmer Graber, Goshen; brother, Ezra Graber, Loogootee; brother, Jacob and wife Tillie Graber, Kokomo; grandchildren, Ashley and husband Cory Mote, Leah Wetmore, Cherie and husband Justin Cozadd, Tami and husband Tom Roberts, Lisa and husband Dave Oxender; great-grandchildren, Hannah Wetmore, Paige Wetmore, Alec McIlroy, Cody Roberts, Giorgia Fuller, Hunter Harkrider, Colin Cozadd, and Heaven Oxender; great-great-grandchild, Oliver Huntman.
He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents; brothers, Mahlon and Lewis Graber; sisters, Adeline Richer, Corriene Wagler, Elizabeth Stoll, and Rosanna Kemp; and four sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, 3976 E. 1400 South, with Pastors Grace Whitehead and Frank Kandel officiating. Burial will follow in Mast-Hensler Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Mennonite Church. Hasler & Stout Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com.
Published on December 5, 2017
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