Quentin William Graff

b. 7 August 1927, d. 6 November 1956


FatherJoseph Henry Graff b. 17 Dec 1900, d. 21 Nov 1981
MotherGenevieve Kathryn Ricker b. 27 Jun 1903, d. 13 Dec 1960
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Herman Theodore Bunkers
Appears on chartsDescendants (with spouses) of Herman Theodore Bunkers
In Family LineBunkers


Birth7 Aug 1927 Quentin William Graff was born on 7 Aug 1927 in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa. 
Occupation1953 He was a bookkeeper for Rhode Transfer Co. in 1953 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. 
Marriage13 Nov 1954 He and an unknown or excluded person were married on 13 Nov 1954 in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa. 
MovedFeb 1956  In Feb 1956 Quentin William Graff moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa, moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa due to failing health. 
Hospital30 Oct 1956 He was hospitalized on 30 Oct 1956 in University Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, where he underwent major surgery. 
Death6 Nov 1956 He died on 6 Nov 1956 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, at age 29. Cause of death: cornonary thrombosis. 
Obituaryafter 6 Nov 1956 Obituary of Quentin Graff

Last rites for Quentin Graff were held last Friday morning at the St. Mary's Catholic Church at Spirit Lake, with Rev. Fr. Vincent Beacom, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Margaret's Cemetery at Spirit Lake.

Quentin William Graff was born August 7, 1927, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Graff living southeast of Lake Park. He was born at Granville, Iowa, and moved to this community with his parents. He helped on his parents farm until 1952 when he attended a school of comptometry and in 1953 took a position as bookkeeper and cost clerk with the Rhode Transfer Co., in chicago. He was with that firm until February of this year when failing health forced him to give up work and he and his wife moved to Spirit Lake.

Quentin was married Nov. 13, 1954 to Gwendolyn Kreisel of Lake Park.

Quentin went to the University Hospital at Iowa City where on Oct. 30 he underwent major surgery. He seemed well on the road to recovery when he passed away unexpectedly about 8 o'clock Monday evening, Nov. 5. The cause of death was a coronary thrombosis. He was 29 years 2 months and 8 days of age at the time of his demise.

Pall bearers were: Everett Roetman, Richard Maranell, Darrell Newbrough, Charles Maranell, Ernest Gath, and Lynn Wallace.

Special music was furnished by the church choir.

Surviving his untimely death are: His wife Gwendolyn; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Graff; and three sisters and a brother: Mrs. James Baughman of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. James Umbarger of San Antonio, Texas, and Geraldine Graff and Dennis Graff, both at home.

Quentin was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spirit Lake.

Mass servers were DeWayne Thompson and Steven Gentry of Spirit Lake and Gary and Jimmy Graff of Milford.

The dinner was furnished and served by the ladies of St. Maria's Circle of Lake Park with the assistance of the Rosary Society of Spirit Lake.

Many relatives and friends from a distane aumented the large crowd who paid their last respects to this young man who earned he high esteem of all who knew him. Many floral tributes and spiritual bouquets further attested to the regard in which he was held.

(This obituary appeared in the Lake Park and Spirit Lake newspapers, November 1956. This obituary has been edited to reflect accurate information.) 
Burialafter 6 Nov 1956 He was buried after 6 Nov 1956 in Saint Margaret's Cemetery, located in Orleans, Dickinson County, Iowa.