5-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 8 in Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred ND.
2-3:00 P.M. Thursday, September 9 in Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo.
7:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 8 in Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred ND.
3:00 P.M. Thursday, September 9 in Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred ND.
Minnie G. Graff, 79, passed away September 5, 2010 at Innovis Hospital, Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Minnie was born on October 19, 1930 to Charles U. and Mary (Rogers) Brantner at the family farm near Georgetown, Minnesota and graduated from Borup High School in 1948. She worked for Bell Telephone for several years in Fargo, ND before her marriage to Wallace (Wally) Graff on May 14th, 1950 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fargo. They lived on the family farm near Kindred, ND and raised three children. Minnie and Wally worked together as a team on the family farm raising livestock and grain crops. She was actively involved with Sunday School in the Gol Lutheran Church and was an avid sports fan with Wally and supporter of her children in whatever their endeavors were at the time. She was also active as a volunteer at Dakota Hospital and a volunteer for the Kindred Ambulance Service for numerous years. Minnie moved off the family farm in February of 2008 to the Senior Cooperative Living Center in West Fargo, ND and lived there until she became ill. Minnie is survived by her three children: Steven (Cindy) Graff, Broadus, MT., Terry (Linda) Graff, Sabin, MN and Tammy Graff, Brooklyn Park, MN. She had 6 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 4 great grandsons, and 6 great granddaughters. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Beverly Thompson, CA and Margie Brantner, Moorhead, MN, numerous nieces and nephews and their families, and many, many dear friends including special friend Cheryel Larson of Brooklyn Park, MN, Mary and Gary Geller of Fargo, ND and Paul and Miranda Muscha who now live on the family farm. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Wally, her parents and 14 brothers and sisters and numerous friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers the family would request that memorials be given in her honor to the Hospice of the Red River Valley who were unbelievably compassionate and caring during her brief illness. The family also thanks the wonderful doctors and nurses at Innovis Hospital on the fourth floor that cared for her, her family and friends with unbelievable humor, concern, and compassion.