Larry Graffis

larry graffis

Larry’s service will be livestreamed below at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Larry A Graffis, born March 22, 1943 to Walter P. Graffis and Francis Newgren passed away with his family by his side, Monday, June 27, 2022 in the Fargo Veterans Administration Hospital, under the superior care of the Veterans Administration Hospice Care Team.

Larry was born and raised in Walcott, ND where he spent the majority of his childhood, being raised by a Grandma he adored. At 19, Larry was united in marriage to Donna Restad and they had two Daughters, Pam in 1967 and Angie in 1970. After marriage, Larry enlisted in the US Air Force where he was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. He always talked fondly of his time there. Larry worked as a mechanic in his younger years and eventually decided to open his own business. After 30 years of owning and operating Larry’s RV Sales in Moorhead, alongside his wife Donna, it was time to retire and find some time for himself. He enjoyed cooking, playing guitar (in many different bands over the years), car shows, traveling, casino trips and spending time with brothers he greatly admired. After retirement, Larry eventually moved to Sabin, where he united in marriage to Bridget Dickelman. After leaving Sabin, Larry moved to Moorhead until his passing.

Dad had the driest but funniest sense of humor, even up until the end. Dad was a giving man with a kind heart, a hard worker and a wonderful provider. He enjoyed the good life, and sacrificed a lot of that life so others could have what they needed. Dad loved a cup of strong coffee and a maple donut for breakfast, he loved a good prime rib and his chosen dessert would be a brownie, with frosting thicker than brownie.
Larry’s lasting legacy includes: Surviving family members, daughters Pam Graffis-Priem (Marv) Moorhead MN, Angie Duggan, Moorhead MN, 2 Brothers Jerome Graffis (Darlene) of Clare, MI, David Graffis, Moorhead MN, and 3 sisters, Winifred-Abercrombie ND, Phyllis, Fargo ND, Ruth DeNayer, Missouri. Grandchildren Zachary, Mitchell, Jessica, Logan, Taylor, James and Austin, 13 Great-Grandchildren and countless other family members and treasured friends. Gone before him – Wife, Donna Graffis and his beloved Brother James Graffis, who both left an enormous void in his life after their passing 5 years ago.

Dad – no more sorrow, no more worry. The time has come for rest which you so greatly deserve, to embellish the pain free beauty of your life now, for your dreams to become reality and for you to be reunited with those you loved so dearly who passed before you. Unselfishly, I want all of this for you – enough to let you go, just for now. You will be missed every second of every day and with every single step and breath I take.

Special thanks to the VA Hospital Staff and the VA Hospice Care Team. Dad left this world with dignity and on his terms, which is just exactly what he would have wanted. Fly High Dad and keep your music loud. What a beautiful reunion it will be. Until then……….


Visitation: July 5, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

Memorial: July 5, 2022 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

Burial: July 5, 2022 12:00 pm

Riverside Cemetery
2102 5th St S
Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. It was my great pleasure to get to know both Larry and Donna through their work at Larry’s RV. My wife actually knew Donna years before that. Larry had a quite voice and a contagious smile.

    Pam, I know that you have wonderful memories of both of your parents. Hopefully, with the passage of time, those memories will bring a smile to your face.

  2. RIP Larry! Thank you for the wonderful memories at the reunions but mostly the awesome visits at your house with you and Donna and your families! you guys were both good to me and I so pray that your reunion back together is awesome for you!! Say hello to everyone for me and rest high on that mountain! 💜😇🙏

  3. Always enjoyed visiting with You & Donna as a neighbor on Appletree Lane and also in your business ventures! RIP Larry, we will miss seeing you!

    • My Dearest Larry,
      We shared 20+ years of love from which we built the memories of our life together. I will miss you you forever.
      Love, Mrs. Bridget Graffis

  4. Karen and wish to extend our deepest condolence to Pam and her family with the passing of her father. Having known Larry, as well as Donna, for a great number of years, I know he will be greatly missed. Both my father and myself had come to rely on his assistance, knowledge and advice as we ventured around in our RV’s. He was always ready to provide help and would often say ” here I’ll show you and I know you will be able to do this yourself.” I was honored to count him as a friend! Gone but not forgotten.

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