Dorothy Louise ‘Dort’ ‘Gizmo’ Graham

Feb. 3, 1926 — Jan. 1, 2015

Dorothy L. Graham, lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away on January 1, 2015, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 88. Dorothy was born on February 3, 1926, in Waukesha, the daughter of Herman and Martha Wolf.

From 1952 to 1962, Dorothy and her husband, Bill, operated the Graham Standard Service Station at what was then White Rock and Locust. She worked as an office manager at Kohl’s Food Store and was also a longtime member of Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ.

Dorothy will be missed by her children, William “Billy” (Hilda) Graham and James “Jim” (Diane) Graham, both of Waukesha; grandchildren, Tammy, Tina (Ray), James (Whitney), Will and Jordan; and great-grandchildren, Kirtus, James, Antonella and Giovanni.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in April of 2006; brother, Harold; and four sisters, Bernice, Gertrude, Louise and Betty Ann.

The visitation for Dorothy will be held on Tuesday, January 6, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. funeral service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 262-542-6609.