October 11, 1947 - March 20, 2007
Fredrick R. “Fred” Graves, 59, of Grand Island died Tuesday March 20, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Omaha. Services will be at 10:00 AM Monday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Quandt will officiate. Burial will be at 3:00 PM in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, NE. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Sunday at the funeral home with family greeting friends from 4 to 6 PM. Mr. Graves was born October 11, 1947, at Omaha to Frederick W. and Doris (Ripley) Graves. Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Diania of Grand Island; one son and daughter-in-law, Frederic and Heather Graves of Grand Island; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carlia and Todd Brundage of Shelton and Jennifer and Jesse Metcalf of Lincoln; two sisters, Carolynne Graves of Florida and Dorene Clem of Tuxedo, Maryland; one brother Dominic Graves of Omaha; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Stahlnecker of Grand Island. Additional survivors include three granddaughters, Justise and Kelsey Brundage and Rhianna Metcalf; an aunt, Helen Ripley of Omaha; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, A.C. and Judy Stahlnecker of Omaha and Steve and Cindy Stahlnecker of Grand Island; and several nieces and nephews. Fred grew up and attended school in Omaha, graduating from Omaha Central High School in 1965. He entered the U.S. Air Force in June of 1966 serving until June of 1969. He then served in the Army National Guard from 1971 until the early 90’s. Fred married Diania Stahlnecker on August 27, 1971, at Grand Island. Mr. Graves was known throughout the area for his knowledge of the Middle Ages. He provided presentations to various groups, schools and libraries. In past years, he worked for Hornady Manufacturing, and later with Mid-Nebraska Individual Services and the DAV as a service coordinator. In recent years he owned and operated “The Tattered Book” bookstore. Fred enjoyed the time he spent with his three granddaughters. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, Isaak Walton League, SCA and ARC. He often served as a board member. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Lou. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
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