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Irving Dale Graveratte

November 10, 1939 June 1, 2019
Irving Dale Graveratte
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Irving Dale Graveratte, 79 of Midland, died Saturday evening, June 1, 2019 at the MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born November 10, 1939 in Battle Creek, son of the late Chester and Christine (Peters) Graveratte. Irving moved to Saginaw when he was young and later graduated from Saginaw High School in 1958. As a child he always enjoyed taking trips with his family to Mt. Pleasant. After graduation, Irving enlisted in the United States Navy. Upon his discharge from the military, he suffered a severe brain injury and later moved to Deer Run where he lived for more than 20 years. Irving always enjoyed going on trips and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to laugh and always had a smile on his face especially when he was with his nieces and nephews. Irving had an artful way of telling stories and could get almost anyone to believe his tall tales.

He is survived by his sister Mary Graveratte as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and numerous other extended family members. In addition to his parents, Irving was preceded in death by his siblings Milo Graveratte, Gary Graveratte, Chester Graveratte Jr., John Graveratte Sr., Carolyn Scholt, and David Graveratte.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe gymnasium, 7070 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant with Reverend Owen White-Pigeon officiating. Irving’s family will receive friends at Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St. on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and at the gymnasium on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Deer Run Rehabilitation in Midland.


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Visitation

Thursday

6

Jun

6:00 PM 6/6/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/6/2019 8:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Friday

7

Jun

10:00 AM 6/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

7070 E. Broadway Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
7070 E. Broadway Rd. Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Service

Friday

7

Jun

11:00 AM 6/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

7070 E. Broadway Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
7070 E. Broadway Rd. Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

3210 S Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI, 48601

3210 S Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI, 48601
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