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Patricia Graf

March 18, 2016

Memorial Service

March 22, 2016
- 1:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Patricia Graf

March 18, 2016


Patricia Ann Graf, 77, Fargo, ND passed away on March 18, 2016 at Essentia Health in Fargo. She was born June 22, 1938 to Leonard and Cecilia (French) Sass in Grafton, ND. She grew up in Grafton and attended school in Oakwood and Grafton.

After living in Seattle for a couple years, Pat returned to North Dakota where she met Wilbert Graf. On December 28, 1960 Pat and Willie were united in marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton. The couple made their home in Fargo where they raised their three children. They remained married until his passing in 1992.

Pat’s career was in the service industry and she worked at many restaurants in Fargo.

Her hospitality was seen at home as well. Pat loved taking care of people and was the “hostess with the mostest.” She enjoyed a full house. Her home was the gathering place for her friends and extended family; and they had many happy memories of playing card and board games.

Pat’s vivacious personality and warm heart were what drew people to her. There was never a stranger when Pat was around, and she made friends wherever she went. Her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Rhonda Bry) Graf, Mari (Doug) Rollins, Lori Graf; sisters, Mary Jane Olsen and Carol (Dan) Schluchter; grandchildren, Amber Kolrud and Logan Rollins; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Susan Einarson.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Sheyenne Crossings where she enjoyed her last two years and had many wonderful friends.


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11 responses to “Patricia Graf”

  1. Laurel Ecklund says:

    I shall miss you Pat…..to know someone with such an affection for others was an honor. My husband Ted always smiled when he talked about you and through the years I can certainly understand why. Rest in Peach lovely lady. Love, Laurel

  2. Alice says:

    I met Pat in 1979 when I was in.a LOCAL hospital. She was a beautiful, delightful, caring lady – a joy to be around!

  3. Doug Rollins says:

    Pat was my mother and law and from the first time I met her she was always a spitfire, witty, straight to the point kind of woman. I always loved and admired that about her. She will be sorely missed. Love Doug

  4. Logan Rollins says:

    My grandmother was a kind, caring and loving woman but was never afraid to throw around jokes or have fun. Whether it be at home or out shopping she would make the best of it and turn gloomy days into happy ones, that’s what i will remember most about her. Love, Logan.

  5. Paul Scott says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Mike,Mari and Lori. I grew up with the Graf kids and a lot of my teen years were spent at that house on 5th ave s which was the center of most of our adventures some good some not so good. Pat and Willy were very special people and helped out many kids in the neighborhood who were going through tough times at home whether it be a place to stay for a while or someone to talk to.

  6. Laurie Anderson says:

    It was a pleasure working with Pat at the Barnstormer. She was a great friend and co-worker. She will be missed very much!! You and your family are in my prayers.
    Laurie Anderson

  7. Keith Prosje says:

    Pat and I worked at the Barnstormer. She was nice person to work with. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Keith Prosje

  8. Barbara and Jason Biggs says:

    Pat was a kind and loving mother to our daughter-in-law Mari.She was also kind and loving to our grandson Logan and our son Doug. She will be missed by her family and friends. Rest in peace Pat.

  9. Kaci Cummings says:

    Pat, I miss our daily scrabble games. Only we understood our special rules to the game. You were always the ” Hostess with the mostess”. I can’t even began to count the meals and card games at your house. They were always exciting. You and your kids felt like a part of my family. I could not have asked for a better friend. Thank you Mike, Mari and Lori for allowing me to share your mom and so many great memories with you all.

    Love Kaci

  10. Sherri Lovercheck says:

    Mike and Rhonda, Please know that you are in our hearts and thoughts today as we know that this is a sad day for you, your family and Pat’s many friends. Mike, while we didn’t know your Mom, we certainly feel blessed by the presence of her son in our family. God’s love to all, Ron and Sherri Lovercheck

  11. Shannon (O'Day) VanRandall says:

    Pat worked with my mom Arlys at the Elks Club. I remember how pretty she was & always smiling so funny too! Rest in peace beautiful lady I know my mom will be happy to see you. Condolences to the family

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