Vivian J. Graff, age 83, of Litchfield died on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Vivian Jean Graff, the daughter of Henry and Frances (Chapman) Sperr, was born on December 1, 1935 in Donnelly, MN. She grew up in that area and graduated from Morris High School in 1953. She continued her education at Moorhead State for teacher’s training. She taught for two years in Morris from 1955 to 1957. On June 15, 1957, she was united in marriage to Harvey Graff in Herman, MN. They made their home in Morris until they moved to Atwater in 1959. They then moved to Willmar in 1966, where she worked for JC Penny’s. They retired in 1998 and moved to Litchfield. Vivian was an active member of First Lutheran Church singing in the choir and attending Bible study. She enjoyed camping, church and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Harvey Graff of Litchfield, sons Daniel (Elvira) Graff of Florissant, CO, David (Barb) Graff of Lonsdale, MN, Steven (Renae) Graff of Dassel, 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Paul (Betty) Sperr of Donnelly, Edith Tribe of Keizer, OR, Carolyn (Rod) Mitzel of Dickinson, ND and a brother-in-law Darrel Hamblin of Arlington. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Annie Hamblin, brothers-in-law Roy Tribe, Arven (Joanne) Graff and sister-in-law Evelyn Graff.