Otto Ambrose Graff

b. 26 April 1917, d. 21 August 1993


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


Birth26 Apr 1917 Otto Ambrose Graff was born on 26 Apr 1917 in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa. 
1920 Census
(with Parents)
14 Jan 1920 Otto appeared in the 1920 Federal Census of Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, as Otto A. Graff, in the household of his parents, Anna and John William Graff
1924 Otto Ambrose Graff lived with John William Graff and Anna Catherine Bunkers in 1924 in Caledonia, O'Brien County, Iowa; owned 231 acres, section 5. 
Graduation1935 Otto Ambrose Graff graduated in 1935 in St. Mary's Academy, Alton, Iowa. 
Marriage10 Jun 1940 He and Carlyn Mary Doud were married on 10 Jun 1940 in St. Catherine's Catholic Chruch, Oyens, Plymouth County, Iowa. 
Death21 Aug 1993 Otto Ambrose Graff died on 21 Aug 1993 in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, at age 76. Cause of death: lung cancer. 
Obituary23 Aug 1993 Otto Ambrose Graff's obituary appeared in the

Otto Amborse Graff, 76, of 2122 Cottage Grove Meadows SE, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1993, in St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Granville, by the Rev. Clem Currans. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Granville. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church, where rosaries will be recited at 5 and 8, and a Scripture wake service begins at 7:30.

Survivors include two sons, Gary and his wife, Linda, of Alameda, Calif., and Jim and his wife, Linda of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Florence Miller of Granville and Bernice Hassman of Warner Robbins, Ga; and five grandchildren.

In addition, Mr. Graff leaves many friends in the Cedar Rapids area. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Carlyn; their infant son, Joseph; and seven brothers and sisters.

Mr. Graff was born April 26, 1917, on a farm near Granville, the eight child of John and Catherine Bunkers Graff. He graduated from St. Mary's Academy, Alton, in 1935, and he married Carlyn Doud of Oyens on June 10, 1940. The couple bought a farm near Milford and they resided there for seven years before moving to town, where Mr. Graff worked as a carpenter for many years. While in Milford, Mr. Graff was active in Knights of Columbus, Youth Baseball Program, St. Joseph's Church and other community activities. He also served on the City Council for three years.

In 1966, the couple moved to Cedar Rapids where Mr. Graff was again involved in the construction business. From 1971 until he retired in 1982, Mr. Graff was employed in the maintenance department of St. Luke's Hospital. In 1990, he and Mrs. Graff celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in California with their sons and families.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by his family.

(This obituary appeared in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa newspaper August 23, 1993.) on 23 Aug 1993. 
Burial25 Aug 1993 He was buried on 25 Aug 1993, age 76, in Saint Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, located in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa. 

Children of Otto Ambrose Graff and Carlyn Mary Doud

2 known children of Otto Ambrose Graff and Carlyn Mary Doud may still be living.