The Washington Times-Herald

October 8, 2012

Amos Graber

April 15, 1922 - Oct. 8, 2012


Washington Times-Herald

MONTGOMERY — Amos A. Graber, 90, died at 7:55 a.m. Monday at his residence. Born April 15, 1922, in Daviess County, he was the son of Amos and Anna (Graber) Graber. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was a lifelong farmer. He was ordained a minister on April 20, 1960, and a bishop on Sept. 21, 1975. He married his first wife, Mildred (Graber) Graber Jan. 25, 1942, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1985. He married his second wife, Miriam (Graber) Graber, on July 27, 1986, and she survives. He is also survived by nine daughters, Margie (Jack) Graber of Odon, Rosanna (John) Wagler, Beulah Byler, Ida Mae (Edwin) Wagler, Leah (Melvin) Graber, Lydia (Lester) Stoll, all of Loogootee, Bertha (Ivan) Knepp, Susie (Ben) Wagler, and Verda (Mervin) Knepp, all of Montgomery; five sons, Lou (Linda) Graber, Ray (Linda) Graber, all of Montgomery, Ora (Mary) Graber of Odon, William (Lillie) Graber, and Amos Jr. (Lillie) Graber, all of Montgomery; one brother, John Graber of Odon; one sister, Rosa Graber of Odon; 86 grandchildren; 240 great-grandchildren; and 43 great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred Graber; three brothers, Joe, Henry and Ben Graber; three sisters, Lydia Graber, Viola Lengacher and Ida Graber; two grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the building across from Dinky’s Auction Barn. Burial will be in Stoll Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 p.m. today until the hour of service on Wednesday at the building across from Dinky’s Auction Barn. Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.