Jesse Graber, Jr.
                                October 30, 1944 -- July 13, 2020

Jesse Graber, Jr., 75, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Middlebury died at 5:51 pm
on Monday, July 13, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was born on October
30, 1944 in New Haven to Jesse, Sr. and Mary Mae (Schwartz) Graber. On July
1, 1965 in New Haven he married Clara Schwartz, she survives. Survivors in
addition to his wife are five daughters, Anna Mary (LaVern) Yoder of
Shipshewana, Ada (Henry) Lehman of Goshen, Beth (Cal) Mast of Willow
Springs, MO, Renee (Delbert) Bontrager of Middlebury, Orpha (Glen)
Bontrager of Goshen; two sons, Jay (Luetta) Graber of Middlebury, David
(Tonya) Graber of Sarasota, FL; 50 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren;
three sisters, Fannie Marie (Alvin) Lengacher of Spencerville, Betty (Johnie)
Wittmer, Mary Mae (Vernon) Steury all of Grabill; two brothers, Melvin (Emma)
Graber of Grabill and Dennis (Dorothy) Graber of Leo. He was preceded in
death by his parents; a grandson; two sisters, Rosilie Schwartz and Rebecca
Lengacher. Jesse was a farmer and was the owner/operator of an excavation
company specializing in road construction and sewer systems. He often
openly spoke of his love for Jesus and if he was asked how he was doing,
Jesse would always say, I'm blessed. He had a great passion for the hurting
heart and was never ashamed to share his testimony. He was a member of
the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Thursday,
July 23, and all day Friday, July 24, at the Henry Lehman residence, 10888 CR
34 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 25, at the
same residence. Services will be conducted by Pastor James Wagler, Bishop
Dave Lengacher and Bishop Eldon Lengacher. Burial will be in Thomas
Cemetery, Goshen.

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