Obituary of Joyce Marie Graff
Joyce Marie (Bittner) Graff was born October 19, 1934, in Waterbury Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Gordon and Agatha (Dallmann) Bittner. Joyce attended school in Wanda before graduating from Lamberton High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to Robert Graff on September 6, 1952, in Wanda, MN. The couple farmed in Waterbury Township and moved to Lamberton in 1997. Joyce enjoyed bowling, bingo, dancing, gardening, cooking, baking, and playing cards and games with friends. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and attending her grandchildren's activities. Joyce was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lamberton and was involved in many of their activities.
Joyce Graff died April 9, 2019, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton at the age of 84.
She is survived by her children- Barb (Mike) Johnson of Lamberton, Judy (Doug) Knuth of Round Lake, Kevin (Char) Graff of Lamberton, Karen (Tom) Neperman of Lamberton, and Mark (Michelle) Graff of Marshall; grandchildren- Anna (Steve) Hesse, Tim Johnson, Grady (Amy) Knuth, Kyle (Maggie) Knuth, Jacob (Jenny) Graff, Lindsey (Ryan) Grunden, Shane (Chantel) Neperman, Emily (Elliot) Evans, Josh Graff, and Callie Graff; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Joan (Dick) Coyle; sisters-in-law- Joyce Bittner, Shirley Mattison, Diane Graff, and Bonnie Graff; brothers-in-law- Bruce (Elona) Graff, Dick (Joanne) Graff, and Fred Henkel; and special aunt Arlette MaKarrall. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert in 2012; brother Glenn Bittner; sister Bonnie Henkel; brothers-in-law Roger Graff, Gary Graff, Arlo Mattison, Donald Quiring, and Merle Coulter; and sisters-in-law Arliss Quiring and Janice Coulter.