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Harold E. Graff

June 5, 1921 — June 27, 2017

Harold E. Graff, 96, Fargo, North Dakota, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Sanford Palliative Care Unit, Fargo.

Harold was born June 5, 1921, to Clyde and Julia Graff in Menomonie, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, High School in 1939. Harold served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1942-1945. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.

Harold married Ethel Qualey on January 15, 1949. They resided in Fergus Falls, Minnesota for the next twenty-three years and had eight children together. He worked in floor covering and started the store, Home Decorators, with his brother, Clyde. After the store closed in 1972, Harold and Ethel went on to reside in Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin and North Dakota. They served as custodians at First Assembly of God Church in Fargo for eight years, and retired in 1993.

Harold was very active in his churches and a lifelong volunteer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, church-league softball and gardening. In his later years, he added jigsaw puzzles, reading and family games to the list.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Ethel Graff; their children, Rebecca (Gale) Scott, Michael (Judy) Graff, Cynthia (Randy) Gjestvang, Meri Kaye Graff, and Daniel Graff; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Gregory Graff and Jeffrey Graff; daughter, Malinn Graff; two brothers; and one sister.

There will be a Gathering of Friends Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 5 - 7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

A Celebration Service will be Friday, July 7, 2017, at 2 PM, at First Assembly of God Church, Fargo.

Burial will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1 PM, at Knollwood Memorial Gardens in Fergus Falls, MN.


JUL 6. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer Service

JUL 6. 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Memorial Service

JUL 7. 2:00 PM (CT)

First Assembly

3401 25th Street South

Fargo, ND 58104

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