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Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

Graham, Catherine (Cathy) G.(nee Hessel) passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020 after a brave battle with brain cancer. Beloved wife of Richard Graham for over 47 years; devoted mother and mother-in-law of Jacqueline (Steven) Hucke, Angela (Jason) Tiemann, and Brian Graham; loving grandmother of Benjamin Hucke, Samuel Hucke, Claire Tiemann, and Whitney Tiemann; dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Ann (H. Dave deceased) Stoops and the late Justin (Patricia deceased) Hessel, Jr.; dear sister-in-law of Diane Bensko ; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend to all who knew her.  A private Celebration of Life with family will be held at a later date.

20 Comments

  1. Jean Plum on March 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Cathy was always so cheerful and full of life. You will be missed, Your Spades buddy, Jean Plum



  2. Linda Bene on March 26, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Cathy was a wonderful friend and former neighbor. She will be greatly missed!



  3. Chris Soland on March 27, 2020 at 7:14 am

    “The sweetest flowers, The fairest trees, Are grown in solid ground. “



  4. Jo Ann Hoehn on March 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Cathy was a wonderful companion to me during our turbulent teenage years. We reconnected at our 50th high school reunion to my delight after having lost contact. We spent several fun times together since then, catching up for lost time & reminiscing. I was looking so forward to spending more time with her.
    Rest in peace, Cathy, I will miss you.



  5. Geri Dressel Baumgart on March 29, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    So sad to hear this. Cathy and I were classmates at Xavier. We had a great time chatting at our 50th reunion. She and I talked a lot that evening about traveling and how important it is to take trips. I am so glad she had lots of wonderful trips. I will be praying for all of her family.
    Rest in peace, friend,



  6. Marilyn Moonen on March 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Cathy was a classy lady. She was beautiful inside and out. Cathy was a loyal friend and had a great sense of humor. We loved to shop together and eat lunch every week. We always laughed, sometimes big belly laughs. I loved that lady and miss her dearly!



  7. Karen (Schaffer) Meldrum aka Kandy Schaffer on March 29, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    How many classes did we have together in high school? A lot. I think every year we were in gym class together for one. I most remember Cathy’s ready smile and easy laughter.



  8. Mary Chance on March 29, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Cathy was a dear friend. From grade school at OLGC through HIGH School. She had the sweetest personality. I remember most about her was how kind she was



  9. Mary Chance on March 29, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Forever she will be in my heart. So kind. Looking forward to traveling with her husband. I knew her from our days at Our Lady of Good Counsel through our Xavier days. May she rest in peace.



  10. Candice Thomas Gordon on March 29, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Rest in peace Cathy. Amen.🙏



  11. Anna Lee Tevlin Halsig on March 29, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Prayers for Cathy’s family and friends and may she rest in peace. She made a difference in our lives!



  12. Kathleen Ireland on March 29, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Such sad news. Cathy and I were classmates at Xavier. May she rest in peace🙏



  13. Kathleen Ireland on March 29, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Cathy and I were classmates at Xavier. May she rest in peace🙏



  14. Maureen Moffitt Wilt on March 29, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Cathy.We went to grade school and high school together and she personified goodness and genuineness. I am so sorry for the profound loss for all her family and friends.



  15. Virginia Scherer Barker on March 30, 2020 at 7:07 am

    So sad to hear. Praying for her and her family!



  16. Deb Green Warnelis on March 30, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful woman inside and out
    So sorry for your loss



  17. Chris Costello Kiely on March 30, 2020 at 10:09 am

    This is so sad. I am grateful that I got to see Cathy’s warm, happy smile at our Xavier reunion. Comfort and peace to Cathy’s family.🙏



  18. Joyce Gastorf Griffin on March 30, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I’m trying to remember a time I ever saw Cathy in the halls of Xavier High School when she wasn’t smiling. I can’t. And it seemed to overtake her whole face – in her sweet dimples, with her eyes in a happy squint as if she already knew she was going to get a kick out of anything that you were about to say. I’ve met few people in my life with her inner peace and with the genuine delight she found in everybody. I know she’ll never stop watching out for her darling family. The halls of Heaven must be sunnier with those smiles of hers. Lucky me to have known her. Thank you for being my friend, Cathy.



  19. Rita Hieger Newman on March 31, 2020 at 9:01 am

    I was so saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. So glad we were able to catch up with each other at our last two Xavier Reunions. You are at peace now Cathy and not suffering anymore. Your loved ones are in my prayers.

    Rita Hieger Newman



  20. Nancy Weis on March 31, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    What a joy to have taught with Cathy at Queen of All Saints. It was obvious that she loved God, her family, and her students. She was compassionate and gentle. I will miss her special smile
    May God bless the Graham Family



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