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Ruth L. Graffunder

October 9, 1933 - April 9, 2019

Burial Date: April 15, 2019

Funeral Home Maurina-Schilling Funeral Homes -Abbotsford

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Ruth L. Graffunder, age 85, of Abbotsford, passed away at Dycora Transitional Living on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.  Interment to follow at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Ruth was born on October 9, 1933, the daughter of Arvid and Margaret (Gore) Carlson.  She graduated  from Abbotsford High School and Taylor County Teachers College.  Ruth was united in marriage to Eugene Graffunder on January 20, 1956.  Together they farmed in the Town of Holton.

Ruth was a strong woman with a strong faith.  She worked hard on the farm and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 63 years, Eugene of Abbotsford; three sons: Terry Graffunder of Abbotsford, Jody (Bobbi) Graffunder of Eau Claire and Gene (Kim) Graffunder of Sparta; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by her three siblings: Herb (Glenda) Carlson, Edith (Leroy) Jeske and Mae (Jack) Nelson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Sharon Minett; her grandson, Andy Lindberg; her brother, David Carlson and her sister, Mary Ann Blakeman.