POTOSI, Wis. — Lanny C. Graham, age 77, of Potosi, Wis., passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 20, 1941, in Kirksville, Mo., the son of Cecil E. and Beulah F. (Parish) Graham. Lanny graduated from high school in LaPlata, Mo., and went on to work for 32 years at the John Deere Dubuque Works, until his retirement in 1997.
He was always supportive of his family and loved to tell stories. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren. Lanny also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, keeping his yard nice and watching the hummingbirds and orioles that visited the feeders outside his kitchen window. He looked forward to March Madness and was a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers. Lanny enjoyed his morning coffee at McCartney Corners and spending time at home with his cat, “Smokey.”
Lanny is survived by his children, Shane (Mary Ellen) Graham, Shelby (Tim) Bausch and Stacy (fiance, Ken Alber) Graham Pennekamp; 10 grandchildren, Shaina, Kaitlyn, Jared, Breanna, Seth James, Seth Daniel, Sami, Rylie, Sydney and Alexandria; four great-grandchildren, Tate, Emelia, MacKenzie and Baby G (due in November); and two siblings, Gloria Demory and Terry Graham.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, Wis., with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will follow at Van Buren Cemetery in Potosi. No visitation will be held. Following services, a celebration of Lanny’s life will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Potosi Saloon, 192 S. Main St.
In lieu of plants and flowers, a Lanny C. Graham Memorial Fund has been established.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Hermann and Tony in the Oncology Department at UnityPoint Health and Agrace Hospice for all their kind care and compassion.
The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory of Potosi is entrusted with his services. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com.