Michael J. Graf

July 6, 1952 ~ March 14, 2022 (age 69)

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Michael J. Graf, age 69, of Cleveland, passed away on March 14, 2022, at Countryside Manor with his family by his side.

He was born on July 6, 1952, in Chippewa Falls to the late Merle and Dorothy (Lessor).  On September 23, 1972, Mike married Debra Buschmann in Sheboygan.  Mike was employed at Kohler Company for over 36 years, retiring in 2011 as a trailer spotter.

Mike had a love for the outdoors, gardening, fishing, ice fishing, hunting and making memories at the river with his family.  As a hobby, he would create metal birds, bird houses, squirrel feeders and other lawn ornaments.  Mike was a man of few words and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Debra; Travis (Deanna) Graf and Amber (Andy) Burhop; 7 grandchildren, Kayla, Jacob, Dalton, Raina, Grant, Owen and Lily; 3 great-grandchildren, Kylee, Ayden and Greyson; brothers, Greg (Barb) Graf and Butch (Cindy) Graf; sisters, Sandra Graf, Cindy (Robert) Babino, Sue (Al) Zimmermann, Pam (Todd) Christensen and Deb (Larry) Ney and a brother-in-law Al Van Dyke; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Janet Van Dyke.

Following Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest at Garden of Peace Mausoleum in Kohler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mike’s name to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Mike’s family would like to thank the staff at both Countryside Manor and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for all the support and care given over the past few weeks.

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