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Cathryn Graff

September 16, 1933 - July 22, 2011


5-7:00 PM, Thursday, July 28, Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany on University, Fargo

10-11:00 AM, Friday, July 29, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM, Thursday, July 28, Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany on University, Fargo

Funeral Service:

11:00 AM, Friday, July 29, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo


Gol Cemetery, Rural Kindred


Boulger Funeral Home

Cathryn Graff

September 16, 1933 - July 22, 2011


Cathryn Graff passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011, at Bethany Retirement Living on University, Fargo, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Cathryn Odell Wold was born on September 16, 1933, in Walcott Township, to Christian and Olga Wold. She later moved to Pitcarin in Abercrombie Township. She attended school in Galchutt School District and graduated high school in Colfax, North Dakota. She attended teacher’s training at Valley City and Mayville, North Dakota. Cathryn taught school in Garborg Township, Wyndmere, North Dakota. On June 17, 1954, she married Oswald and moved to Kindred, North Dakota and engaged in farming. They moved to West Fargo in August 2008 and she entered Bethany Retirement Living on University on June 9, 2011.

Cathryn was dedicated to her family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. Throughout her life, she was very active in her church where she taught Sunday school and belonged to WELA and Circle. She was a 4-H leader and a charter member of the Town and Country Homemakers for over fifty years. She loved to cook and bake and tend to her flowers. She loved to travel and was always ready to take a trip somewhere. She has numerous photo albums of her many trips. She also enjoyed putting together jig saw puzzles and working on her word puzzle books. She loved to read and play the piano and also watch golf on television. She had a wonderful and kind heart and a great spirit and smile and she will be missed more than we could say. Cathryn is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Oswald; her daughter Pamela (William “Bud”) Corbin of Fargo, North Dakota, and her son, Brian (Loralie) Graff, of Ft. Ransom, North Dakota; her grandchildren: Nicole Graff (Fiancé Ryan Hartl) Davenport, North Dakota and Evan Graff, Davenport; Two step grandchildren: Spencer (Deb) Corbin, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and Heather Corbin, Anoka, Minnesota and two step great-grandchildren: Alexandra and Isabelle Corbin, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olga and Christian Wold, her sister, Wilma (Maurice) Johnson and her brothers Dayton Wold and Purdon (Gloria) Wold.

The family wishes to provide special thank you’s to the care providers and staff at Bethany Retirement Living, to the staff of Hospice of the Red River Valley and to Dr. Preston Steen and his staff at Roger Maris Center for providing such loving care to Cathryn during her illness.


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  1. Norean Hoots says:

    Pam, Kay, Barry and families:
    I’m sorry to read about the loss of your mother and aunt. May you receive lots of strength and comfort from all those who care. Norean

  2. Linda & Walt Casey says:

    Plano TexasOur sympathy is extended to Cathryn’s family and friends. We will remember her for her kindness and thoughtfulness. If her travels took her anywhere near Texas, she would call. We looked forward to Christmas cards every year with pictures. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

  3. Fred and Linda Smith and Family says:

    Oklahoma city OklahomaSo sorry to hear about Cathryn. Our prayers are with all of you.

  4. Joe & Helen Skodje says:

    Clearwater FloridaOur thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  5. Col and Mrs. Joseph T. Krumm says:

    Fredericksburg VirginiaSo sorry for your loss.

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