Magnus Theodore Graff

b. 20 April 1911, d. 11 September 1949
Magnus "Mac" and Irene Graff
(from; Full - Hallberg Family by Tameral_Hallberg)


FatherJohn William Graff b. 26 Jun 1876, d. 5 Apr 1925
MotherAnna Catherine Bunkers b. 10 Oct 1879, d. 29 Sep 1941
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Herman Theodore Bunkers
Appears on chartsDescendants (with spouses) of Herman Theodore Bunkers
In Family LineBunkers


Birth20 Apr 1911 Magnus Theodore Graff was born on 20 Apr 1911 in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa. 
1920 Census
(with Parents)
14 Jan 1920 Magnus appeared in the 1920 Federal Census of Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, as Magna T. Graff, in the household of his parents, Anna and John William Graff
1924 Magnus Theodore Graff lived with John William Graff and Anna Catherine Bunkers in 1924 in Caledonia, O'Brien County, Iowa; owned 231 acres, section 5. 
Marriage28 Dec 1938 Magnus Theodore Graff and Irene Amelia Jungers, daughter of John William Jungers and Rose Catherine Becker, were married on 28 Dec 1938 in Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa.
Death11 Sep 1949 Magnus Theodore Graff died on 11 Sep 1949 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at age 38. Cause of death: complication of alcoholism.
Obituaryafter 11 Sep 1949 Magnus Theodore Graff's obituary appeared in the

Obituary: Mac Graff Rites Held on Monday at St. Joseph's

Dies Sunday at Fort Worth, Texas; body returned here for funeral.

The family of Magnus "Mac" Graff was shocked and saddened Thursday afternoon when a telephone message from Fort Worth, Texas told of his death the previous Sunday, September 11, of Mr. Graff in that city. Mr. Graff had gone to Fort Worth recently for a two week vacation in hope that the climate might improve his health. He had talked by phone to his family in Milford Saturday evening before his death. Cause of death is unknown, and the only detail which the family has to date is that he died suddenly, while in an ambulance enroute to a hospital. A.A. Leyson and Stanley Fuller flew to Fort Worth and returned the body here.

Funeral services and requiem high mass were conducted by Father James Greteman from St. Joseph's church, Monday morning, Sept. 19. Father Skahill of Spirit Lake served as Deacon and Father Kinney of the LaSalette Seminary as Sub Deacon. Interment was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery at Hospers, where Father Thoenessen conducted graveside services. Casket bearers were Ron Kelley, John Marchand, Francis Froelich, William Schwaller, Bill Berning and Ralph Doud.

Magnus Theodorej Graff, the sone of John and Catherine Graff, was born April 20, 1911, at Granville, Iowa and died Sunday Sept. 11, 1949, at the age of 38 years. He was graduated from St. Joseph's parochial school at Granville, and on Dec. 28, 1938, was married to Irene Jungers of Hospers. They became the parents of three sons, Russell 9, Lyle 8, and Ricky 5. In 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Graff and sons moved to a farm near Spirit Lake, and in 1946 to a farm near Milford. Last fall the family constructed a new home across from St. Joseph's Church in Milford, and moved to town. The deceased was a member of St. Joseph Church. Mr. Graff owned and operated a tap room in Milford at the time of his death.

His mother and father and one sister preceded him in death. Survivors besides the widow and sons include three brothers, Ott of Milford, J.H. of Lake Park, and Milo of Granville; and five sisters, Mrs. James Jacobs, Mrs. A. J. Miller and Mrs. Bert Ballard, all of Granville, Mrs. Ray Scilmoeller of Algona and Mrs. Bob Hassman of Camp Warner Robbins, Ga.

A large number of relatives and friends from a distance attended the funeral services here.

(This obituary appeared in the Granville area newspaper, September 1949, and has been edited to reflect accurate information.) on after 11 Sep 1949. 
Burial19 Sep 1949 He was buried on 19 Sep 1949, age 38, in Saint Anthony's Cemetery, located in Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa. 

Children of Magnus Theodore Graff and Irene Amelia Jungers

2 known children of Magnus Theodore Graff and Irene Amelia Jungers may still be living.