Ronald “Ron” Graham, 64, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 27, 2023.
The funeral service was held Monday, Mar. 6, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Ron was laid to rest at St. John’s Cemetery in Cumming, following the service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association or Whitetails Unlimited in loving memory of Ron.
Condolences may be expressed at HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Ron was born July 2, 1958, in Des Moines, to Leonard and Mary (Davitt) Graham. He started his career with Earl May Garden Center and became one of the first 150 certified horticulturists in the State of Iowa. Ron later retired from the State of Iowa where he had worked in engineering for several years. He enjoyed the outdoors and received a conservation award from Pheasants Forever in 2022. Ron loved spending time with his family and friends. Above all, he was especially proud of being “Papa” to his granddaughter, Ellison.
Ron is survived by his wife of 36 years, Karla Graham; children Christina (Tyler) Billings and Lucas Graham; granddaughter Ellison Billings; siblings Jack (Julie) Graham, Marilyn (Carl) Jones, Tom (Jane) Graham, Teresa Brentano, Don (Jan) Graham, Den (Michelle) Graham, Annette (Tim) McClaury, Chuck Graham, and Lisa (Steve) Gordon; mother-in-law Jenice Van Rees; sisters-in-law Sherry Graham, Carol (Jeff) Bakeris, and Karen (Randy) Rice; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a host of extended family and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Joseph and Richard Graham; and his father-in-law Leonard Van Rees.