Charles Graham

Obituary of Charles Ray Graham

Charles Ray Graham was born in Monroe, Michigan on February 26, 1954 under the union of Charles L. and Patricia J. (Depweg) Graham.

Charles enjoyed meeting new people and working as a bartender in Wisconsin for many years attested this to be true. He relished hanging out at the Dundee Sportsmen’s Club and Charles looked forward to doing it daily. To share a story and a cold one with his fellow comrades was something that would have Charles grinning from ear to ear.

A true outdoorsman, Charles would hunt for deer and on occasion, pheasant. When the windows in his apartment would steam up, the neighborhood knew his hunting outing was a success and he was cooking up something delicious and “gamey” for dinner.

Charles would enjoy dropping a line in the water, especially in Lake Erie but he would not miss an opportunity to do so on any inland lake with his friends.

Charles Ray Graham, age 66, passed away suddenly, at his home on Monday August 24, 2020 at 2:30p.m. In addition to his passing, he is preceded by his parents.

To cherish his memory, Charles leaves one sister: Diane (Fred) Riddell; eight nieces: Alex Riddell, Isabella Riddell, Jesica Riddell, Elizabeth Riddell, Itzeu Riddell, Maya Riddell, Normy Seegert, Noreen Seegert and one and nephew: Aidan Riddell. A Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Chad Cooley and to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Ottenkirk for all of their help.

Services are private and cremation has taken place. A graveside service to bury his cremated remains will take place on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Ridgeway Cemetery, Tecumseh, Michigan. Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee, 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156 was entrusted with his care. Online guests may visit to leave words of inspiration and comfort or to share a photo.