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Kathleen Graham

Kathleen Graham, age 52, of Waverly died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Feb. 16, 1951, in Glencoe, the daughter of Henry A. and Eileen A. (Stifter) Otto.

Kathleen graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in 1969, and later attended Minneapolis Business School.

Kathleen Otto and William Graham were joined in holy marriage Oct. 8, 1971, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with four children.

She worked at American Spirit in Howard Lake for 18 years.

Kathleen loved her family and friends. She also enjoyed the outdoors, watching the sunsets on Waverly Lake, biking, walking, cross-country skiing, camping, making crafts, taking bubble baths, baking, and enjoying warm chocolate chip cookies.

She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her father Henry A. Otto Jan. 3, 1998.

She is survived by her loving husband William J. Graham of Waverly; children Jamie Edward Graham of Montrose, Brian William Graham of Howard Lake, Wendy Ann Graham of Buffalo, and Erica Marie (Michael) Marketon of Waverly; and her mother Eileen A. Otto of Lester Prairie.

She is also survived by sisters and brothers Karen (David) Schoen of Winsted, Lois (Richard) Nolan of Waverly, Kenneth (Dolores) Otto of Vadnais Heights, Ronald (Darlene) Otto of Winsted, Robert (Colleen) Otto, and Laurence Otto, all of Lester Prairie; Richard Otto of Wildwood Crest, N.J.; and Susan (Jeff) Muenchow of Silver Lake.

She is further survived by her mother-in-law Grace Graham of Waverly; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John (Nancy) Graham of Montrose, Dave (Bonnie) Graham of Buffalo, Pat (Joan) Graham and Liz (Rick) Etzel all of Waverly; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Graham was Tuesday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant and interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Michele Skeim was the organist for the funeral Mass.

Friends called Monday, April 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Casket bearers were Greg Otto, Jeremy Otto, Jason Otto, Justin Graham, Steve Graham, and Scott Graham.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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