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January 18, 2021

11/4/2020 11:02:00 AM
Lorraine Graff

Lorraine Graff, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Jeffers, died Oct. 28, 2020, at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center.
A Celebration of Life service was Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers with Pastor Jennifer Needham and Chaplain Noel Wetter officiating.
Special music was provided by Linda Ebeling, organist; and Reece Bierman, vocalist.
Casket bearers were Justin Graff, Eric Graff, Arlan Graff Jr., Ryan LaFollette, Aaron Martin and Troy Paplow.
The funeral service was livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Interment was at Jeffers Cemetery in rural Jeffers.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Lorraine Caroline Christensen was born Oct. 31, 1926, to Walter and Mary (Andersen) Christensen at their home in Willow Lake Township of Redwood County. She was the youngest of four children.
Lorraine was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Wanda and confirmed at Sharon Lutheran Church in Lamberton.
She attend school through eighth grade in Wanda before graduating from Lamberton High School.
in 1945, Lorraine married Alvin Walter Graff at Christ Lutheran parsonage in Wanda. They were blessed with five children: Jane, Merle, Mary, Glen and Arlan.
Lorraine and Alvin moved into The Maples in Springfield in 2019 after having lived on their farm near Jeffers.
Lorraine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers, where she helped serve at many funerals, and, in retirement, made and sent many cards. She also visited and brought food to many members in the church and community.
Lorraine also was involved in Home Council, extension, card club, garden club and served as a 4-H leader. Because of her fine handwriting, she was a secretary for most organizations in which was involved.
Over the years, Lorraine and Alvin enjoyed ballroom dance for over 30 years. They also enjoyed traveling, having visited all 50 states and many countries, and Lorraine enjoyed gardening, taking pride in her flowers, especially her geraniums and roses.
She will be remembered for her baked goods, especially her buns, T-rings and decorated cakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; son, Merle; and three siblings: Myrtle, Irene and Howard.
Survivors include her children: Jane (Gary) LaFollette of Nemo, S.D.; Mary (Don) Christopher of Letcher, S.D.; Glen (ValRee) Graff of Sanborn; and Arlan (Sue) Graff of Northfield; daughter-in-law, Paulette (Terry) Weese of Buffalo; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

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