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Elmer J. Loutsch, 66 of Marcus, died unexpectedly at his home near Marcus on 11-24-1984 of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral services were 11-22-1918 at Remsen, iowa the osn of John and Clara (Niehus) Loutsch, and was raised and educated at Remsen.

His marriage to Cyrilla Bohlke took place 8-8-1942 at Remsen. The couple farmed near Remsen until 1968 when they moved to the Marcus area and farmed until retiring in 1982.

Mr. Loutsch served in the Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946. Surviving are his wife, Cyrilla, of Marcus; his mother, Mrs. John (Clara) Loutsch of Remsen; a brother, Earl of Remsen; two sisters, Mrs. Mike (Martha) Gengler ofRemsen and Mrs. Thomas (La Donna) McClintock of Marcus and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John; a brother, Richard, and a sister Norma, both in infancy. 
Loutsch, Elmer J. (I21071)

Eugene Joseph Heying, 59, of Granville died Monday, Dec. 19, 1994, at his home near Granville after and eight-monght illness of cancer.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Clem Currans officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery under the direction of the Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen. Visitation will beafter 4 p.m. today, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Heying was born Feb. 7, 1935, in rural Festina, the son of Aloysius and Marie (Kuennen) Heying. He moved with his family to the Granville area March 17, 1936. He attended St. Joseph School and graduated from St. Joseph High Schoolin 1952. He then attended Loras College. He entered the U.S. Army in May 1954 and served until May 1956, with seven-month service in Japan. He married Mary Ellen Graff July 25, 1955 in Granville. The couple farmed in the Granvillearea. He was a sales representative for Moorman Feeds and later spent 17 years as a representative for Pioneer Hi Bred International.

Mr. Heying served on the Board of Directors of the American State Bank and Farmer's Co-op Oil Co. He also served on St. Joseph's Church parish council and the Spalding Grade School advisory board. He was a member of the Knights ofColumbus, Granville Chamber of Commerce, and the Catholic Order of Foresters for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, four daughters and their husbands, Jeanne and Franklin Van Es, Linda and Bob Reichle, Deb and Ron Fischer, all of Alton, cindy and Tim Young of Dallas, Texas; four sons, Randy and his wife, Barb of Alton, Deanand his wife, Melissa of Greensboro, N.C., John of West Des Moines and David of Granville and his fiancee Nicole Harmelink of Alton; 10 grandsons; eight granddaughters; his parents, Al and Marie Heying of Granville; two sisters, ArleneVortherms and Germaine and her husband Joe Knoz, all of Granville; three brothers, Ken and his wife, Dianne Heying of Sioux City, Leonard Heying of Granville and Steve and his wife, Patti Heying of San Antonio, Texas, and numberous niecesand nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Erwin Vortherms.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Fintel, Marcel Klein, Leon Meis, Bill Penning, Doug Schuber and Darrel Steffes.

(This obituary appeared in the Le Mars, Iowa newspaper December 1994.) 
Heying, Eugene Joseph (I7151)

Funeral services for Joseph H. Graff, of Montgomery, Ia., were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1981, 10:30 a.m., in the St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. N.J. Becker officiating. Graff died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1981 at the Dickinson CountyMemorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Pallbearers were Jim Kuiper, Daryl Newbrough, Marvin Spieker, Elton Frost, Les Vetter and Joe Baughman. Interment was in St. Margaret's Cemetery, in Spirit Lake.

Joseph H. Graff was born to John William Graff at Granville, Ia., on Dec. 17, 1900. He attended school at Granville, Ia.

On Feb. 3, 1926, he married Genevieve K. Ricker at Hope, N.D. and to this union seven children were born. Graff farmed at Granville, Ia., from 1926 to 1839 and then moved to the farm eight miles west of Spirit Lake in 1939 where hefarmed until retirement in 1967. After 1967, he resided in Montgomery, Ia.

Graff was a member of St. mary's Catholic Church. He was interested in soil conversation and served as a commissioner in the program during the 1950s and was also an active member of the Izaak Walton League. Other interests includedfishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy, of Montgomery; three daughters, Mrs. James Baugman (Pauline), of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. James Umbarger (Marlene), of Tulsa, Okla.; and Mrs. James (Geraldine) Long, of Spirit Lake; one son, Dennis Graff, ofSpencer; 14 grandchildren, one brother Otto of Cedar Rapids, five sisters, Barb, Jacobs, Florence Miller, charlotte Ballard, Gertrude Schilmoeller and Bernice Hassmaann.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; son, quentin and two infants Evelyn and John; two brothers, Mac and Milo and one sister, Geraldine, infant.

The Donovan-Leyson Funeral Home of Spirit Lake was in charge of arrangements.

(This obituary appeared in the Spirit Lake, Iowa, newspaper November 21, 1981.) 
Graff, Joseph Henry (I7024)

Granville, Iowa--Bert Ballard 65, of Granville, died July 17 at his home after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. July 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Hoffmann officiating. Burial in the parish cemeterywill be under the direction of the Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen.

The Rosary will be recited at 5, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. July at Spalding Hall.

Mr. Ballard was born April 3, 1909 in Granville and had lived in the area all of his life. He married Charlotte Graff on April 26, 1938 at Sioux city. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include the widow; six sons, Ronald of Carroll, Robert and David, both of Sioux City, Leland of Chicago, Ill., and Keith and James, both of Granville; two daughters Mrs. L. William (Joyce) Kehe of Waverly and Mrs. George(Sheila) Hentges of Wurzburg, Germany; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Andrew of Marcus and two sisters, Mrs. David (Hazel) Westhusing of Marcus and Miss Grahyce Ballard of Inglewood, Calif.

(This obituary appeared in the area newspaper July 1974.) 
Ballard, Bert Edward (I7100)

Granville, Iowa--Mrs. A. J. (Florence) Miller, 90, of Granville died Wednesday, June 12, 1996, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital after a brief illness.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. James Tigges of Alton officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today, with a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Joseph's Guild and Christian Mothers and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Miller was born Nov. 19, 1905, in rural Granville, the daughter of John and Catherine (Bunkers) Graff. She was raised and educated in the Granville area.

She married Dr. A. J. Miller Oct. 4, 1926 in Granville. The couple made their home in Granville. He died June 10, 1983.

Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Church Guild, Christian Mothers and the Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a daughter Gwen and her husband, Marcel Schuver of Granville; a son, Thjoms and wife, Kathleen Miller of Crookston, Minn., 10 grandchildren; 17 great-granchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Bernice) Hassmann of WarnerRobins, Ga.; a brother-in-law, James Jacobs of Granville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Beverly Schuver in infancy and Ellen marie Schuver; four sisters, Mrs. James (Barbara) Jacobs, Mrs. Ray (Gertrude) Schilmoeller, Mrs. Bert (Charlotte) Ballard and Geraldine in childhood andfour brothers, Joseph, Milo, Magnus and Otto Graff.

Pallbearers will be Anthony, Douglas, James, John and marcel Jr Schuver, and Andrew Miller.

(Ths article appeared in the Granville area newspaper June 1996.) 
Graff, Florence (I7025)

Irene Graff Dugas1919-1981

A former resident of Milford, Irene Graff Dugas, pased away unexpectedly March 18, 1981 at her home in Lemon Grove, California of a heart attack. She was 62 years old.

Funeral mass was held at St. John of Cross Catholic Church in Lemon Grove with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, March 23, in San Diego, California.

She is survived by her husband Henry, three sons, Russell, Lyle and Ricky Graff and one daughter, Denise Dugas all of California.

(This article appeared in the Spirit Lake, Iowa, newspaper, Mar., 1981.) 
Jungers, Irene Amelia (I7075)

Lucy Anna Wallace, 91, Lake Park, died Friday, Nov. 3, 1989, at the Lake Park Care Center.

Services were 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the United Methodist Church, Spirit Lake, Rev. Nenrietta Klarenbeek officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Katheryn Batman, organist, and the congregation san "What A Fried We Have In Jesus,"and "How Great Thou Art," Bill and Jackie Carpenter sang "Does Jesus Care" and "In the Garden."

Pallbearers were Dennis Wallace, Mark Wallace, Greg Wallace, Doug Wallace, Merle Wallace, Jerald Wallace, Keith Wallace, Steve Wallace, Mike Wallace, Ron Brown and Mike Jungers.

Mrs. Wallace was born Dec. 15, 1898, in Pocahontas County to James and Anna Reha Vodraska. The family moved near Montgomery when she was seven. She attended rural school near Montgomery.

She married Willis J. Wallace Nov. 15, 1920 at Milford. They farmed near Montgomery until Mr. Wallace died in May, 1951. She married Joseph Graff Sept. 29, 1962 and they made their home in Montgomery. Mr. Graff died in 1981.

Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Montgomery Methodist Church and later the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church. She was Montgomery postmaster for 17 years and was a member of the Diamond Lake Homemakers Club, was a 4-H leader and in 1919she was the women's corn husking champion. She enjoyed making quilts and sewing for grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Lynn and his wife, Loraine and Dean and his wife Ann, all of Spirit Lake; daughter-in-law, Melba Wilson, Wallilngford; grandchildren, Merl, Jerald, Keith, Steve, Mike, Greg, Doug, Dennis and Mark Wallace,Bonnie Gross, Jane Buanovich, Cathie Vancura, connie Leimer, Krisi Cooper, Ron Brown, and Mike Jungers; sisters, Anna Whaley and Louise Tuttle; and one brother Wence Vodraska.

She was preceded in death by two husbands,n one sone, one brother and one sister.

Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Spirit Lake. Turner Funeral Home, Spirit Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

(This obituary appeared in the Spirit Lake, Iow newspaper, November 1989.) 
Vadraska, Lucy Anna (I7035)


Mrs. Margaret Schwebach Passes Away at Episcopal Residence at 9:00 O'Clock
Rev. Father Congdon to Deliver Sermon in English, and Genoa Priest One in German
Mrs. Margaret Schwebach, aged 88 years, mother of Rt. Rev. Bishop Schwebach, of the La Crosse diocese of the Roman Catholic church, died at the Episcopal residence at 9 o'clock this morning of old age.

Margaret Busch was born in Landscheid in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, on March 23, 1823, and she was married to Nicholas Schwebach at Plat, Luxemburg, in 1845. She was the mother of ten children, three of whom died before her death,this morning.

In 1862 her two oldest sons visited America and James, the second son, now bishop of the La Crosse diocese, wrote home that he would not return to Europe but that he would contiue his studies for the priesthood in this country. His goodmother would not rest until she and the remainder of the family followed him to America, they arriving her in 1866, and settling in Caledonia, Minn. Her husband died in 1879 and since 1879 she has lived with Bishop Schwebach in LaCrosseuntil her death this morning.

Two sons, three daughters and one grandchild were at her bedside.

Leaves Many Relatives

Mrs. Schwebach's death is mourned by four sons, Bishop Schwebach of LaCrosse, Philip of Caledonia, Minn., John of Granville, Iowa and Eugene of Dell Rapids, S.D.; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Burg and Mrs. Catherine Georgen of Caledonia,Minn., and Mrs. Mary Wagner of Oeschen, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Susan Schwebach of Caledonia, Minn., and Mrs. Lena Schwebach of Granville, Iowa; fifty-nine grandchildren and fifty-five great grandchildren.

Funderal Saturday

The funeral service will be held at the Cathedral tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, pontifical requiem mass being held in which all the priests in the city will take part. In the afternoon the body will be taken to Caledonia, where burialwill take place on Tuesday morning.

There will be an address in English by Rev. Father Condon, La Crosse, and one in German by the Rev. Rather A. Ph. Karmer of Genoa, Wis.

Mrs. Margaret Schwebach was a Christian wife and mother in the truest and most beautiful sense of the work. 
Busch, Margaret (I1401)

Mrs. Joe Graff rites on Dec. 16

Genevieve Kathryne Ricker was born at Hospers, Iowa, on June 27, 1903 where she lived until 1909 when the family moved to a farm near Granville until 1917 when they went to Hope, N.D., to farm. here she graduated from hight school adtaught school for two years. Later she worked for a telephone company in Chicago for a year, and then returned to Hope.

It was at Hope that she was married to Joseph H. Graff on Feb. 3, 1926. They started farming at Granville, Iowa where they lived until 1939 when they bouth the home place east of Lake Park where she lived until her death.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and of St. Mary's Rosary Society of Spirit Lake, and of the Christian Mothers Society of Granville.

To this union were born seven children: Quentin, who died in 1956 at the age of 29, Evelyn who died an infant in 1930; Pauline; John deceased as infant in 1933; Marlene, Geraldine and Dennis.

Surviving are the husband Joe Graff; three daughters, Pauline, Mrs. J.A. Baughman of Atchison, Kansas; Marlene, Mrs. J.T. Umbarger of Omaha, Nebr; and Geraldine at home, and one son Dennis at home. There are also seven grandchildren whomourn. A brother Earle Ricker lives at Hope, N.D., and a brother Archie is deceased. Her father died in 1935 and her mother passed away in 1947.

Mrs. Graff had been in failing health the last five years brought on by a series of heart strokes. her condition worsened last week and on Monday she was taken to the Spirit Lake hospital where she passed away Tuesday night, Dec. 13 of acerebral hemorrhage. She was 57 years, 5 months and 16 days of age.

Funeral services were held Friday Dec 16 at St. Mary's Catholic church at Spirit Lake at 10 a.m. Solemn requiem mass was sung by Rev. Fr. Staber of Spirit Lake; Rev. Fitzpatrick of Milford was deacon, and Rev. S. Grady of Humboldt wassubdeacon.

Pallbearers were Frank Schierholt Sr., Wm. McFarland, Don Newbrough, James Jaycox, Wm. Arthur and George Kuhn.

Interment was in St. Margaret's Cemetery at Spirit Laek.

Mrs. Graff was a devoted wife and mother, and a friend to all who knew her. The many floral tributes and spiritual bouquets attested to the high esteem in which she was held.

(This obituary appeared in the Lake Park, Iowa newspaper December 13, 1960.) 
Ricker, Genevieve Kathryn (I7032)

Mrs. Milo (Irene) Graff, 83, of Granville died unexpectly Saturady, April 22, 1995, at the Happy Siesta Retirement Home in Remsen, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Clem Currans officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday at the church, with a 5 p.m.rosary by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of American and a vigil prayer service at 8 p.m. Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Nov. 13, 1911, in rural McNally, Sioux County, Iowa, the daughter of James and Johanna (Downs) O'Mera. She was raised in the McNally area, attending rural school in the Ireton (Iowa) area and graduating from St. Mary'sAcademy in Alton, Iowa, in 1929. She then attended State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa and taught rural school near Ireton until her marriage to Milo Graff Jan. 2, 1934, in Hawarden, Iowa. The couple farmed near Granville. Sheresumed her teaching career in the late 1950's teaching at Calumet, St. Mary's in Remsen, and later St. Joseph's in Granville, retiring in the late 1970's. They moved to Granville in 1966. Mr. Graff died Feb. 15, 1972. Mrs. Graff hasbeen a resident of the Happy Siesta Retirement Home in Remsen since March 9, 1995.

Mrs. Graff was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the church Guild, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of Americ, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Granville Senior Citizens and past president and past member of the Granville Town Council,and was a local newspaper correspondent for several years.

Survivors include four daughters, Patricia and her husband, Don Schiltz of Remsen, Mary Ellen heying of Granville, Jolene and her husband, Ted DeVries of Dakota Dunes, S.D., Juliann and her husband Mark Dehner of Las Vegas, Nev.; foursons, Kenneth and his wife, Lois of Lake City, Iowa, Bruce of Decorah, iowa, Eugene and his wife, Linda of Spring Hills, Fla, and Milo and his wife, Jeannie of Alton, Iowa; 35 grandchildren; 7 ste-grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren;four sisters, Eva conway of fullerton, Calif., Catherine LaVelle of Sioux City, Josephine Bandy of Dallas, Texas, and Pauline Petterson of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, John and his wife Mary of De Kalb, Ill., and Bob of Sioux Falls, S.D.

She was preceded in death by three sons, John, Douglas and Phillip in infancy; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Durette Ney, Bess Leonberger, helen Dunkeson and Cecelia Goergen; and five brothers, Francis, Clint, Leonard, Mike andPaul.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

(This obituary appeared in the Granville area newspaper, April 1995.) 
O'Meara, Mary Irene (I7056)

News article, Sioux City Journal Tuesday December 20, 1974, Omaha (ap)

Two men who grew up together at Granville, Iowa, attended the same school and eventually moved to Omaha died over the weekend in a snowmobile accident.

They were Douglas Graff, 32 and Robert Meis, 31. No one knows exactly what happened, as both had driven the snowmobile in the field where they died on the southwestern out-skirts of Omaha.

The Douglas County Sheriff's office said the snowmobile plunged into a 75-foot ravine Friday night.

Deputies said the two men neither of whom was wearing a helmet, suffered massive head injuries. The two apparently were thrown from the snowmobile.

Graff was an insurance claims examiner and leaves a widow and three small children. Meis was an auto body painter and leave his widow.

(It should be noted that these two men were brother-in-laws, as well. Doug was married to JoAnn Heitmann and Robert was married to Janice Heitmann. A service for both men, was held Dec. 24 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Granville,Iowa.) 
Graff, Douglas (I7061)

NEWS ITEM: Milo Graff, 64, Granville Iowa

Died Feb. 15 hospital in Spirit Lake, short illness. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 St. Joseph Catholic Church, Granville, the Rev. John Schissel, Burial church cemetery, Fisch Funeral Home, Remsen. Rosary 5,7,8,9 p.m. Spaulding Hall,Granville.

Born Oct. 22, 1907, O'Brien County. Retired farmer, lifelong Granville are resident. Married Irene O'Mear Jan.2, 1934, Hawarden.

Member Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Survivors: Widow; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pat) Schiltz of Remsen, Mrs. Eugene (Mary Ellen) Heying of Granville, Mrs. Ted (Jolene) DeVries of Sioux City, Mrs. Mark (Julia) Dehner of wichita, Kan.; sons, Kenneth of Lake City, Iowa, Douglasof Omaha, Bruce of Sioux City, Eugene of Manilla, Iowa, Milo of granville; 25 grandchildren; brother, Joe of Spirit Lake, Ott of Cedar rapids; sisters, Mrs. A.J. Miller, Mrs. James Jacobs, Mrs. Bert Ballard, all of Granville, Mrs. RaySchilmoeller of Algona, Iowa, Mrs. Bernice Hassmann of Warner Robins, Ga.

(This news item appear in the Spirit Lake, Iowa, newspaper, 1972.) 
Graff, Milo H. (I7026)

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 whenhe 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 heand 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 acoronary 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 DennisGraff, 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 regardin 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.) 
Graff, Quentin William (I7037)

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 Worthrecently 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 hasto 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 onDec. 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 andMrs. 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.) 
Graff, Magnus Theodore (I7028)

Obituary: Trudy Schilmoeller

Trudy (Gertrude) M. Schilmoeller of rural Algona, formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, July 19 at Mason City after a short illiness of cancer.

The funeral Mass was celebrated by Rev. Ben Jensen on Friday in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery with the Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Service in charge.

Trudy Graff, daughter of John and Catherine Bunkers Graff, was born in Granville on Oct. 14, 1909. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy iin Alton and attended business school in Sioux City. She worked for an attorney in OrangeCity.

Trudy was married to Raymond Schilmoeller at Granville on Jan. 18, 1932. The Schilmoellers farmed for a time in the Granville area and in the spring of 1943 they moved to Algona where they also farmed. Mrs. Schilmoeller worked 17 yearsfor Hutzell's School and Office Supply in Algona, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of St. Cecelia's Church, C.D. of A., the Legion of Mary, Kossuth County Hospital Auxiliary and active in the Algona Senior Citizens for which she was a trustee of the Center.

She is survived by her husband, Ray and four children; Cordell of Atlanta, Ga., Carol (Mrs. George) Hemmen of Algona, Cecil of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Lloyd of Algona; 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a brother Otto Graff ofCedar Rapids, and two sisters, Florence Miller of Granville and Bernice Hassmann of Warner Robins, Ga.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

(This article appeared in the Algona, Iowa, area newspaper July 1989.) 
Graff, Gertrude M. (I7027)

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 couplebought 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 andMrs. 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.) 
Graff, Otto Ambrose (I7030)

Oyens, Iowa--Carlyn Mary Graff, 75, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oyens, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992 at her residence in Cedar Rapids after and extended illness.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens, with the Rev. Timothy Hogan officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Granville. Visitations will be 2-9 p.m. Monday at Teahen Funeral Home inCedar Rapids, with a Scripture wake service at 7 p.m. Visitations will continue after 2 p.m. Wednesday, with a Scripture wake service at 7:30 p.m. at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Mrs. Graff, the former Carlyn Doud, was born Aug. 6, 1917, at Oyens, daughter of Jacob and Kathryn (Orban) Doud. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Remsen in 1935, and from Samuels Cosmetology School in Sioux City in 1937. Shemoved to Granville and owned and operated a beauty shop until her marriage to Otto Graff June 10, 1940. They moved to Milford where she was active with the Catholic Daughter of America, the Catholic Foresters, and various communityactivities. In 1966, they moved to Cedar Rapids and lived there since. In 1990 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in California with their sons.

Survivors include her husband; two sons and their wives, Gary and Linda of Alameda, Calif, and Jim and Linda of Cedar Rapids; two brothers and their wives, Ralph and Margaret Doud of Grand Island, Neb., and V.J. and Jund Doud of Le Mars,Iowa; a sister and her husband Luella and Merle Delperdang of Sioux City, and five grandchildren.

(This obituary appeared in the Granville area newspaper December 1992.) 
Doud, Carlyn Mary (I7092)

Paullina Man Killed in Car Crash

Le Mars, Iowa -- Special:

John Edward Graff, 31, of Paullina, Iowa, was killed, apparently early Sunday, when the car he was driving went out of control and crashed as it approached a curve on a country gravel road a fourth of a mile north of the Le Mars citypark.

The auto wreckage was found at 7:30 a.m. Sunday by two members of the LeMars Police Department.

Mr. Graff, who was driving north, apparently was thrown from the car in the accident, officers said. The automobile land on him, pinning him beneath it.

The Plymouth County medial examiner said the mishap probably occurred between midnight Saturday and 7 a.m. sunday.

Investigating officers were Plymouth County Sheriff James Mertes and Iowa Highway Patrolman Richard Helmers of LeMars.

Mr. Graff was attending Northwestern College at Orance City, Iowa, and he was employed as a part-time bus driver for the Maurice-Orange City Consolidated School.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Graff of Granville; four sisters, Mrs. Don Schiltz of Remsen, Iowa, Mrs. Gene Heying of Granville, Mrs. Ted DeVries of LaPorte City, Iowa, and Miss Julie Graff of Spencer, Iowa; and fivebrothers, Ken of Lake City, Iowa, Douglas of Omaha, Bruce of Des Moines, Gene, a student at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, and Milo Jr., at home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Granville. The Rev. N.J. Becker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Rosary will be said at 5, 8, 8:30, and 9 o'clock Tuesday evening at Spalding Hall at Granville.

(This obituary appeared in the local area newspaper, October 1968.) 
Graff, John Edward (I7059)

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20 (314) 568-3767 Larsen, William Norvel (I143)
21 (573) 568-3767 Allstun, Ruth Margaret (I148)
22 (573) 568-3842 Larsen, James C. (I244)
23 (birthplace maybe Fremont Iowa per IGI) Vosler, Fanny A. (I15246)
24 (cannot read last name very well on death certificate) D'Trapinn (???), Jennie (I16345)
25 (cemetery has been renamed to Swiss Evangelical Reform Cemetery) Preiss, Gilbert (I4193)
26 (clo clnr) Bopp, Edward C. (I5373)
27 (county may be Madison County) Clary, Mary Ann (I12233)
28 (county may be Madison County) Clary, Falby (I12234)
29 (county may be Madison County) Clary, John Armstrong (I12235)
30 (county may be Madison County) Clary, Solomon Revis (I12237)
31 (county may be Madison County) Clary, William Jackson (I12238)
32 (Date is 10 July 1875 per letter received from Suzanne Bunkers on 19 July 1996.) Family F287
33 (date may be 29 Nov 1989 per his obituary) Family F1306
34 (date per headstone is 6 Dec 1946) Zeig, Paul Francis (I4428)
35 (location is Surrey, Virginia per email received from Amy Paffhausen on 8 October 1996) Clary, John Sr (I8267)
36 (location may be Bagley, Guthrie County, Iowa) Clary, Frank Tracy (I9166)
37 (location may be Leaf River, Wadena County, Minnesota) Current, Elvira (I2257)
38 (location may be Manor Wilson Bridge Cemetery in Vancouver) Current, Ollie May (I2275)
39 (location may be Rock Valley, Iowa) Kottmann, Anna Joesphine (I1520)
40 (location may be Wadena County) Barnell, Earl Messinger (I2267)
41 (location may be Wadena County) Barnell, William Elton (I2268)
42 (location may be Wheeling, Marshall County, West Virginia) Family F2227
43 (maybe Madison County, Illinois) Greene, Sarah Elizabeth (I12232)
44 (maybe Madison County, Illinois) Greene, Nancy (I12343)
45 (maybe Madison County, Illinois) Greene, Elizabeth (I12350)
46 (not sure if this is the correct Barbara Currant) Cline, Barbara E. (I25224)
47 (not sure if this is the correct Barbara E. Current) Cline, Barbara E. (I25224)
48 (original name recorded was Katherine Osborne) McCord, Jane (I13990)
49 (per the 1920 census he is widowed, not divorced. Do not know which is correct.) Family F372
50 (piano tuner) Bopp, Edward C. (I5373)

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