|Ruben Graff, 79|
|Written by TRF Times|
Fosston - Ruben Graff, 79, of Fosston, formerly of McIntosh and Greenbush, died on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, December 27, at Oiland Lutheran Church of rural Greenbush, with Pastor LeRoy Flickinger and Pastor Alvin Sather, officiating. Casket bearers included Bob, Jesse, Joel, Monte, Larry and Gerald Graff; and Jim Bergsnev. Interment was held at the Badger City Cemetery in Bader.
Ruben M. Graff, the son of Julius and Emma (Hellickson) Graff, was born January 18, 1926 in Soler Township, Roseau Co., rural Greenbush.
He grew up and attended school there. He married Janet Hulda Hvamstad on July 1, 1947. He operated a small farm north of Greenbush and also worked in construction for many years. Janet Graff died in 1980. Ruben married Martha Barber on November 27, 1981 in Roseau. They lived in Greenbush until Ruben retired in 1985. They then moved to McIntosh and lived there until moving to Fosston, where they have lived since. Ruben loved to hunt and to fish.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; two sons, Rogger (Connie) Graff of Anchorage, Alaska and Ray Graff, also of Anchorage, Alaska; one step-son, Michael (Marian) Barber of Moscow, Idaho; one step-daughter, Patrecia Lorentz of Canon City, Colo.; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a step-great-granddaughter; one sister, Deborah Sather of Greenbush; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janet; four brothers, Clarence, Oscar, Juel and Hector Graff; two sisters, Jude Bergan and Eleanor Hudson; and a step-grandson.