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Dr. Gordon C. Graham MD. FACS - 83
12/1/1924 - 5/30/2008

DeKalb, IL - Dr. Gordon C. Graham MD. FACS age 83 of DeKalb, IL, died on Friday May 30, 2008 in the Kishwaukee Community Hospital DeKalb. Born on December 1, 1924 in Evanston, IL, he was the son of Gordon C. and Edith (Cloyes) Graham.
Gordon was married to the former Joan Schneible on December 6, 1952 in Evanston, IL. Gordon was a Board Certified Surgeon in DeKalb since 1957 until his retirement in 1987. He has lived in the DeKalb community since 1957 moving here from Louisville, KY. He served in the United States Army during W.W.II., as a Medical Technician. He was stationed at Brooks Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Gordon was a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Sons of the American Revolution, DeKalb Elks Club #765, Chi Psi fraternity and a former member of the Kishwaukee Country Club. He enjoyed his winters in Texas, he was an avid fisherman and camper, and especially loved his time with his grandchildren. After attending the University of Illinois in Champaign, he then graduated from the University Illinois Medical School. Gordon completed his internship through Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, and his residency was through the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
Survivors include: wife: Joan of DeKalb, children: Catherine (John) Emmett of Aberdeen, SD, Robert G. Graham of Prince Fredrick, MD, James G. (Sarah) Graham of Seymour, IL, Mary Stone of Wolcott, CT, Susan (Mike) Lukasik of Weston, WI, Margaret “Peggy” (Rob) Russell of DeKalb, grandchildren: Angie (Gary) Krall, Abby and Aly Emmett, Andrew, Nathan, Bobby, Christopher, and Madeline Graham, Gordy, Kristine, Mick, and Marshall Graham, Brendan, C.J., and Amanda Stone, Joey, Mikey, Katie, and Matty Lukasik, Bobby, Jimmy, Maggie, Danny, and Emily Russell, great-grandson: Marcus Krall, sister-in-law: Francy Graham of MO, and longtime close family friend Mary Kay (Barry) Kerbel of Sycamore, Preceded in death by: parents, brother: Robert Graham.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 10:00AM in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend Mark Geisler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery DeKalb. Visitation will be held on Monday June 2, 2008 from 4:00PM till 7:00PM in the Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. Memorials may be made accordingly to the donors preference. To send an online condolence visit: www.ronanmoorefinch.com. Arrangements were entrusted to: Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL, 60115 (815)758-3841.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held on Monday June 2, 2008 from 4:00PM till 7:00PM in the Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home.

Service:
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 10:00AM in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend Mark Geisler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery DeKalb.

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IT WAS WITH SADNESS THAT I READ THE PAPER TODAY AND SAW THAT DR. GORDON HAD PASSED AWAY. I WAS A NEIGHBOR FOR MANY YEARS OF THE GORDON'S AND GOT TO KNOW THEM AND RECENTLY GOT REAQAINTED WITH THEM AT THE DEKALB COUNTY NURSING HOME WHERE DR. GORDON WAS A PATIENT. YOU WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. IT WAS SUCH A TREAT TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. YOUR FRIEND, BECKI (SANDECKI CROCHET)
Becki Thompson
6/1/2008 9:55 AM
 
Gordon was an enthusastic participant in life. We will sorely miss his broad grin and infectious chuckle. Barb & Tex
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6/1/2008 8:11 PM
 
Condolences to the Graham family from the Chastain family: Elene, Don, Alan, Carol, LeeAnn, and Rita. As former residents of the fine community of DeKalb, we went to school with many of the Grahams, and were former patients of Dr. Graham. Our thoughts are with you as you honor the life of your husband and father. May his memory comfort you.
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