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Terry Gene Graff
July 17, 1954 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
Terry Gene Graff, passed away at 10:40 A.M., Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Lyons Medical Center.
Terry was born to Frederick and Alta Graff on July 17, 1954, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He graduated from Central High School in Camp Point, Illinois in 1973. Terry entered military service in the United States Army on August 22, 1977 as a 19E armor crewman. He served six years and five months before being honorably discharged due to medical reasons. He obtained the rank of Staff Sargeant (E-6). After leaving military service, Terry entered employment with The Department of The Army as a civilian, where he retired after thirty years of service.
Terry enjoyed family cookouts, where he always had two helpings and then would remark the food tasted like, we will just say ‘sub-standard’. He also enjoyed horseback riding, working with the Junction City Rodeo Association, and being outdoors. He would always help family and friends whenever he could.
Terry is survived by his wife, Shannon Lynn Graff and his son, Cody Allen Graff of Geneseo, KS; daughter, Melinda Sue Graff of Junction City, KS; three brothers, Roger Graff and wife Barbara, Dennis Graff and wife Karen, and Melvin Graff all of Illinois; sister Betty Utterback and husband Gene of Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends.
Memorials may be given to the Terry Graff Memorial Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, 214 West Avenue South, Lyons, KS 67554.
Rest in Peace Terry, your mission is complete. We will carry the torch from here.