DONALD PAUL “DONNIE” GRAHAM, 51, of New Haven, went home to be with his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Eldon “Joe” and Dorothy Graham. He graduated from New Haven High School in 1979 and went onto to receive his Political Science degree from Ohio Northern University, lettering in football, both in high school and college. His career as a registered nurse included both the Lutheran Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab and the St. Joseph Regional Burn Unit. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Valerie; sister, Judy (Randy) Rutherford of Texas; nieces and nephew, Holly Criswell, Mindy Richardson and R.J. Rutherford, all of Texas; and in-laws, Kenneth and Audrey Halferty of New Haven. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Ed. 930 E., New Haven, with calling from noon to 3 p.m. The Rev. Jim Tews officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Northeast Indiana Burn Council. To share online condolences, please visit

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