Carrington, ND-Funeral service for Allen D. Graff, 74, of Carrington and formerly of Ashley, ND will be 11:00 am, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Allen died February 25, 2020 at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.
Allen was born April 23, 1945 to John and Margaret (Pfeifle) Graff at Eureka, SD. He attended Ashley Public School and worked as a farm laborer.
He was united in marriage to Viola Martha Moser on August 25, 1975 at Ashley. They made their home in Ashley. Allen worked as a painter for Blumhardt Manufacturing for many years. When Blumhardt Manufacturing closed, he worked as a farm laborer again and later as a maintenance man for many Ashley businesses. Viola died March 18, 2011 and on August 3, 2011, Allen suffered a stroke. On October 27, 2011, he entered Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.
Allen was big sports fan, especially cheering on the Chicago Bears and New York Yankees. He loved going fishing with his girls at Lake Hoskins and will always be remembered in the community for taking many drives around Ashley. He loved to visit with everyone. Allen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Grateful for having shared Allen’s life are his three daughters, Renee (James) Hoff and Holly Graff, both of Bowdon, ND and Tonya Graff of Ashley; two grandchildren, Miranda and Kendra Hoff; two brothers, Harvey Graff of Rapid City, SD and Jimmy Graff of Ashley and sister, Pearl Rott of Kulm, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Viola, sister, Arlene Rohrbach and three brothers, Reinie, Delbert and Marvin.
Casketbearers will be Allen’s Nephews and Rodney Meidinger.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.