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GRAHAM, Joseph A. (1919-2006)

GRAHAM

Posted By: Dennis Jacobs (email)
Date: 9/8/2006 at 17:48:58

Dr. Joseph "Doc" A. Graham, 86, Milo
The Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune
April 5, 2006

Dr. Joseph "Doc" A. Graham, 86, of Milo, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services were April 1 at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Milo. The American Legion provied burial honors at the church.

Dr. Graham was born Aug. 21, 1919 in Alleman to Joseph Allan and Inez (Truitt) Graham. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University in 1942 and practiced veterinary medicine in Centerville for one year. He was a member of the Army Second Engineers Special Brigade from October 1943 until December 1945. After release from the Army, Dr. Graham started his practice in Milo since 1946. He was a life member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and its executive board. He was a member of the Iowa Veterinary Board of Examiners from 1975-1984 and the American Veterinary Medical Association National Board of Examiners from 1980-1983.

He served as president, vice president and secretary for the South Central Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and in 2004 was presented an award for outstanding service to the proffesion and the association. In 2005 he recieved the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.

He recieved the ISU Service Key Award in 1992 from the Warren County ISU Alumni Association. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 56 years and served on the Milo City Council for 30 years. He volunteered for the Warren County 4-H program and for the local Meals on Wheels program.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera; and sisters, Elva Hibbs and Ruth Graham.

Survivors include his children, Al of Milo and Irene Plagman of Marathon; seven grandchildren; his wife, Kathy of Omaha; and sisters, Darlene Graham of Milo, Lovelle Sams of Indianola and Dorris Mekus of Mount Ayr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milo and Lacona American Legion.

Pierschbacher Funeral Home and Cremation Services handled the arrangements.

Obituary from The Des Moines Register newspaper, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA on 3-31-2006:

Memorial services for Doc will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Milo. Family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday. The American Legion will provide burial honors at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Milo and Lacona American Legion. Pierschbacher Funeral Home and Cremation Services are taking care of Doc's arrangements.
Doc was born on August 21, 1919 in Alleman, Iowa, to Joseph Allan and Inez (Truitt) Graham. He received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1942. He served in the Army from October, 1943 - December, 1945; Dr. Graham has practiced in Milo since 1946.
He was a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and its Executive Board, Iowa Veterinary Board of Examiners and at the National Level. Doc served as president, vice president and secretary for the South Central Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and in 2004, was presented an award for outstanding service to the profession and the association. In 2005, he received the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
He was a member of the American Legion for 58 years, Masonic Lodge for 56 years and Milo City Council for 30 years. He volunteered for the Warren County 4-H program and the local Meals on Wheels program.
Doc passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his children, Al Graham of Milo and Irene Plagman of Marathon, Iowa; seven grandchildren; wife, Kathy of Omaha; sisters, Darlene Graham of Milo, Lovelle Sams of Indianola and Dorris Mekus of Mt. Ayr; and many nieces and nephews.


 

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