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April 5, 1950 â€” June 13, 2014
John Graber, 64, of rural South Whitley, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 5, 1950, in Grabill, a son of Andrew and Anna (Lengacher) Graber.
On June 13, 1968, he married Kanoshia Schmucker. They moved to South Whitley in 1971 where they have since made their home. Around 1990 they established Graber Greenhouse.
John loved his family and cherished them all. He is survived by his wife, Kanoshia; four sons, Joseph (Betty) Graber of Wallingford, Ky., Tobie (Sarah) Graber of South Whitley, Andrew (Barbara Jane) Graber of Quincy, Mich. and John Graber at home; six daughters, Anna Mary (Marcus) Schwartz, Kanoshia (Menno) Hilty and Clara (Martin) Schwartz, all of South Whitley, Miriam (Matthew) Graber of Wallingford, Ky., Kristina (Martin) Graber and Lorene (Nathan) Schwartz, all of South Whitley; 37 grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Susann) Graber of Grabill and Alvin (Barbara) Graber of Camden, Mich.; and three sisters, Margaret (John Henry) Schwartz of South Whitley, Amanda (Christy) Eicher and Malinda (Amos) Kauffman, all of Grabill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and her husband, Martha and Reuben Schwartz; and a grandson, Jeremiah Schwartz.
The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the John Graber Residence, 5850 West Whitley Road, South Whitley. Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. Saturday and continue Sunday and Monday. The burial will be in Cleveland Twp. Amish Cemetery North.
Arrangements are being completed at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.