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Fern Florence Graff

August 24, 1925 February 13, 2011
Fern Florence Graff
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Worthington, MN

     Fern Florence Graff, 85, was born August 24, 1925, in Jackson County, MN. She was the daughter of Walter and Gertrude (Frye) Bayerkohler. Fern attended country school in Nobles County. Fern married Raymond L. Graff on November 2, 1946, in Elbow Lake, MN. They farmed in the Worthington area until Raymond had to retire due to health problems. While on the farm, Fern also worked at Campbell Soup Company for several years. Fern then worked at the Worthington Regional Hospital, starting as dishwasher and retiring as head cook. Fern passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2011, in Worthington, MN.
     Fern is survived by her children, daughter, Sheryl (Ronald) McCullough, Rushmore, and son, David (Sheila) Graff, Worthington; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Marcella Winter, Worthington and Mary Klooster, Lismore; brothers-in-law, Ralph Matthews, Worthington and Leon Krull, Deer Creek; sisters-in-law, Marlene Bayerkohler, Barrett, Doris Bayerkohler, White Bear Lake, Edna Braun, Worthington, Agnes Krull, Rushmore and Mavis Appel, Sibley, IA; her special Bingo Buddy, Denny, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, on March 15, 2000, her parents, four brothers, Donald, Alfred, Floyd and Darold Bayerkohler and one sister, Bertha Matthews.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Joe Behnke. Casket bearers will be Dennis Aanenson, Tony Bannor, Mike Braun, Richard Cam, Rick Jones and Jerry Krull. Private family burial will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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