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Eugene E. Graff

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eugene E. Graff, 61, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Brooksville Care Center in Spring Hill, Fla. following a nine month illness with cancer.

Eugene was born March 23, 1949, the son of Milo and Irene (O'Meara) Graff of Granville. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated in 1967. He attended Briar Cliff College for two years, served in the U.S. Army for two years and after his honorable discharge he completed his education at Briar Cliff and received his degree.

Eugene married Mary Lou Cole June 6, 1971, and to this union two children were born, Shannon and Brian. Eugene later married Linda Poremba.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda; son, Brian (Liz) Graff of Goreville, Ill.; daughter, Shannon (Josh) O'Dear of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Isabelle O'Dear and Connor and Ian Graff; six step-children, Chuck, Richard, Robert, Raymond, Laura and Becky; eight step-grandchildren; two brothers, Bruce Graff of Decorah and Milo, Jr. (Jeannie) Graff of Enid, Okla.; four sisters, Pat Schiltz of Remsen, Mary Ellen Heying of Granville, Jolene De Vries of Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Juliann (Mark) Dehner of Bakersfield, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Ken, Doug and Phillip in infancy; and two brothers-in-law, Don Schiltz and Gene Heying.

A mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 22, at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Fla.

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