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Alvera J. Graman, 98, Saint Meinrad

Alvera J. “Vera” Graman, 98, of Saint Meinrad passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community in Jasper. 

Vera was born January 4, 1923, in New Vienna, Iowa to Dominic and Rose (Eikens) Becher. She was united in marriage to Jerome G. Graman on May 29, 1945, in Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church. Jerome preceded her in death on November 6, 1988.

Vera was a member of Saint Meinrad Parish, and its Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, games and spending time with her grandchildren and siblings. She retired as a cook from the Archabbey Kitchen.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Eudy of Jasper, and Rebecca (John) Melton of Indianapolis; two sons, Roger (Saundra) Graman of Chapel Hill, NC, and Jeff (Karen) Graman of St. Meinrad; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Graman of Fairfield, Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Seidl of St. Henry and Rose Ann Altman of Jasper; and a sister-in-law, Valeria Becher of Jasper. 

Vera was preceded in death by one son, Richard “Rick” Graman; a grandchild, Sarah Graman; a son-in-law, Don Eudy; two brothers, Edwin and John Becher and two sisters, Loraine Gehlhausen and Esther Haas. 

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, March 6, in Saint Meinrad Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. CDT until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Meinrad Parish. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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