1-2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 25 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 25 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Ronald P. Graham, 67, Clearwater, FL, formerly Fargo, ND, passed away Wednesday, September 21 at Sanford Health, Fargo.
Ron was born June 16, 1944 in Indianapolis, IN to Robert and Mary (Brown) Graham. Ron graduated from Martinsville, IN, High School in 1963. Upon graduation, Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force being stationed in Topeka, Kansas and the Grand Forks Air Force Base where he met his wife Kathleen “Dodie” Cardinal. He was honorably discharged in 1967. He graduated from Indiana University with associate’s degree in Computer Science, Ottawa University with a degree in Business Administration, and finally North Dakota State University in 1992 with a degree in Art.
Ron had his own way of doing things which started from the day he was born. He was born in the back of a Taxi Cab on the way to the hospital in Downtown Indianapolis. Art was one his passions, he enjoyed painting and sculpture making among many things. Although he worked many years for the Federal Government, he spent his summers on the road with his family displaying his art at various Art Shows and Street Fairs. Ron didn’t enjoy the cold of Fargo, when he got his first chance, he moved to Clearwater, FL, where he spent the last 20 years before moving back to Fargo in July, 2011. While living in Florida, Ron opened his own Custom Frame Shop and Art Studio in Dunedin, FL. Ron spent his last working years at Pinellas County Courthouse.
Ron is survived by his children; Danette (Dan) Nicoloff, Fargo, ND, Ryan (Agienszka) Graham, Chicago, IL, Coreen Graham, Moorhead, MN, grandchildren; Austin, Gibby, Raquel, Kaiya, Layla, Alana, sisters; Sharon (Carl) Zuelke, Suamico, WI, Dee Small, Clearwater, FL, brothers; Dennis (Peggy) Graham, Greenwood, IN, Steve (Betty) Graham, Laramie, WY, former wife, Kathleen Cardinal, Moorhead, MN, aunts, Joanne Graham, Clearwater, FL, Betty Combs, Indianapolis, IN, and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Mary Beth.