Addison "Addie" Graff

Addison “Addie” Graff, 8, West Fargo, died Wednesday December 28, in Park River, ND. Addie was born January 8, 2008 at Sanford Health to Jerod and Carissa Graff. She grew up in West Fargo and attended Eastwood Elementary and the YMCA after school program. Addie loved playing basketball, music, and reading. She had a heartwarming smile and an infectious laugh.  She loved her puppies, Elway and Luna, her cousins and friends dearly.  There wasn’t a sweet she could resist. Addie is survived by her parents, Carissa Graff and Jerod (Lindsay Anderson) Graff; grandparents, Renee (Richard) Haroldson, Ron (Joan) Hove, Beth (Curt) Kainz, Jeff (Nancy) Graff; great grandparents, Norm (Bonnie) Jesperson, Janet Kainz; uncles and aunts, Chad Hove, Trista (Don) Nickelson, Kyza Hove, Jeremy (Jana) Kainz, Derek (Brittney) Kainz, Trevor Surface; cousins, Aiden, Gavin, Ian Nickelson  Emmet, Elin, Brody Kainz, Hana Hall, Sydnee and Logan Sandberg, special friend, Molly Murch and Addison’s  dogs, Elway and Luna.  Addie is preceded in death by her great grandmother, Lillian “GG” Hove and cousin, Troy Hall. In lieu of flowers the Addison Graff Memorial Fund has been set up at

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  1. To Addie’s Family,

    Words cannot express my sympathy for your family. Grandma Beth loved to tell “Addie Stories”.
    My thoughts and prayers have been with your family since I heard the sad news. Treasure all your happy memories, I know there are so many.

    Continued prayers……..

  2. Carissa & Jerod:
    Addie was a wonderful little girl who lit up many lives and we were glad to be a part of her life. It’s so hard to loose her but may you find some comfort in knowing that she did not have to suffer.
    I saw a plaque that says “Remembering her is easy I do it every day. Missing her is a heartache that never goes away”
    Please remember we are all here for you to help in any way we can.

  3. To Jerod and Addison’s family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and share deeply in your sadness. We are holding you close in our thoughts and are sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs! May our Lord and Savior wrap you in HIS tender care with the peace that passes ALL understanding.

    Much Love and deepest sympathies,
    your Renovation Training family – Plymouth MN

  4. I remember Addison as a sweet, vibrant first grader at the YMCA Schoolage program. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

  5. To Jerod and Carissa,
    I don’t know you personally but my youngest two kids attended the Y with your daughter. You also purchased your first home on 14 1/2 St. from me and my ex-husband. I don’t know exactly what happened to Addison but I know my son came home and told me about the emergency and I had been sending up prayers since then. My heart broke for you in your loss of your sweet girl when I heard the news that she had went to heaven. I know the feeling of losing a child as I have a special angel tooand I know the pain you’re feeling today as I went thru that same pain 20 years ago. It’s a pain I wouldn’t wish on anyone and am so sorry you are having to go through this. I wish I could share with you some magic words that helped me survive the worst pain ever but honestly there are no words in times like this. I can only say that I am lifting you up in prayer in these coming days, weeks, months, and years. May you feel God’s love surround you as you lay your daughter to rest and for all the tough days ahead. I know my son Jordan has welcomed her up there in the big playground and they are playing with all the other children. They are laughing and playing to their hearts content and watching over their loved ones. Lean on others for support. Allow yourself to grieve and find comfort in moments that make you feel closer to her. She was a light here on earth and that light will continue to shine. Hold on to your sweet memories you hold so dear to your heart and may you feel her presence with you always. God bless and RIP sweet angel. Hugs to you all!!❤


    Angie Vaagen-Froehlich

  6. I had the opportunity to get to know Addison this summer 4 at the Y. She was always very bright and in high spirits, closely followed by her 2 best friends. I am very lucky to have had the chance to spend almost everyday with Addison this summer and for the school year this year. My heart breaks for you Addison. We all love and miss you so much at the Y. Your memory lives in our classrooms & in our hearts. You were an incredible young lady.
    To the family:
    I am very sorry for your loss, but please remember that Addison was very loved and cared for at the Y. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 💜

  7. My deepest sympathies to your family, the loss of a child is heartbreaking. I will not say I know what you are going through at this time,each parent griefs different. My heart broke 2 months ago when we lost our son, I greive for him every day. As parents we should never out live our children. Again my deepest sympathy to your family.
    Stephanie Whaley
    Wahpeton North Dakota

  8. SFC Graff and family, I send my most heart felt condolences to all of you. May God comfort you in your time of grieving.

  9. To the parents of Addison, you don’t know me, I just want to say how sorry I’am for the passing of your daughter. I can’t imagine what the two of you are going through right now since Addison was your only daughter. I’m sad for your loss…….RIP Addison

  10. My deepest condolences for you and your family, Jerod. My family and I will be praying for you all in your time of loss.

  11. To Carissa, and Jerod,

    Words cannot express my deepest sympathy that goes out to you and your family from the bottom of my heart My thoughts and prayers go to you all in loving memory and celebration of Addie.

  12. Jerod and Carissa,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Addie was a sweet, caring and spunky girl who we enjoyed having at our home. Chloe treasured her friendship with Addie and will always keep her in her heart. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

    Desira, Matt and Chloe Olien

  13. To Addie’s family
    Words can’t say how sorry we are, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed. She’s touched so many lives, including ours.
    Sending love and hugs to all
    The Mike Amundson Family

  14. We keep your family in our prayers today and in the days ahead. Our most sincere sympathy to you.

  15. MSG Graff and Carissa,

    I do not have words to express how much my heart breaks for your loss. I had the pleasure to meet Addie in August and was stunned by her poise and maturity. She had such a warm personality, and it’s easy to see why she was special to so many. May the love of God strengthen you during this difficult time.

  16. Carissa I didn’t know you much from school but I seen this devastating news and wanted to tell I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for you, Jerod and family and friends. God has received a precious angel that will always be watching over yall everyday. Hugs and prayers Naomi Lowe (strelow)

  17. Jerod & Carissa, we only met a couple of times, but I cannot express the depth of our sorrow for the loss of Addie. I cannot imagine losing any of my kids. Our sincerest condolences go out to you.

  18. To the Family of Addie,

    Our son, Sam, is in Addie’s class at Eastwood. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss and we can only hope that you are finding some comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her and what she meant in each of your lives. Sam shared that Addie was smart, talented and a great friend to her classmates – they are blessed to have known her. Many thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God comfort you during this challenging time.

    Our sympathy and prayers,
    Casey & Miranda Glandt and family

  19. Words can not express how heartbreaking it was to hear the news about Addie. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  20. Addie’s Parents… I had the pleasure of coaching Addie on our YMCA basketball team. She was fun, a hard worker, energetic and such a great listener. Her smile was contagious and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you both so much during this time.

  21. To Carissa and Jerod:

    I just wanted to send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My family is sending you all of our prayers.

  22. Carisa and Jerod, there really are no words. We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet daughter Addie. We have kept you in our thoughts and prayers. We will continue to pray for strength. Jim and Sheryl Cameron

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