Gerrit Tyler Graves
Gerrit Tyler Graves, 49, of Town of Ashford, Campbellsport,
died at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, on Sunday, February 17, 2013.
He was born in Duluth, Minnesota on January 14, 1964, the son of Edson Irving
Sr. and Beverly (Kranendonk) Graves. Gerrit was a 1982 graduate of Campbellsport
High School and a third generation broom maker, working at Elwing Broom
Manufacturing in Campbellsport and also working as a weight trainer at various
health centers. Gerrit was a dedicated son, spending most of his time taking
care of his parents and his brothers. He enjoyed weight lifting and current
events, also poetry writing and comedy. His infectious laugh will be remembered.
Those left behind to cherish his memory include his parents, three brothers,
Greg Graves of Greenup, Illinois, Steven Graves and Lindley Graves, both of
Campbellsport, a sister, Marlene Thomas of Gainsville, Florida, a nephew, Owen
Thomas of Gainesville and other relatives and friends. Gerrit was preceded in
death by his brother, Edson Graves, Jr., and his brother-in-law Garland “Bud”
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 347 N. Country Lane, Fond du Lac. Memorial
gathering will begin at 1:00 PM with a service at 2:00 PM.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online
guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.