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Esther Graf

April 7, 1928 — July 11, 2019

Esther Graf

Esther Graf, 91, Streeter, ND died early Thursday morning July 11, 2019 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Esther Roesler was born April 7, 1928 at Lehr, ND, the daughter of Fred Roesler and Amelia (Kanawischer) Roesler.  She attended the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the Lehr, ND area.

She and Emil Graf were married October 6, 1944 at Streeter, ND.   They made their home on a farm Southwest of Streeter where they farmed until 1956 when they moved into Streeter.   Esther worked for Remboldt’s Clothing in Gackle for ten years.  She also worked at the Elkhorn Bar, Streeter Grocery, Dewald’s Fairway, Farm and Home Hardware Store and various other jobs.  Following the death of her husband November 8, 1993 she has continued to reside in Streeter.  Esther also drove school bus for many years.

She was a member of the Hope United Church of Christ in Streeter, ND, and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  Esther enjoyed her garden and cats.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Binkley (Tommy Palmore), Ashland City, TN; 2 granddaughters, Lynnette (Billy) Mayes and Glenda (Jim) Lemons, 2 great grandchildren, Jared and Jeffrey, 1 brother, Emil Roesler, Lehr, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son-in-law, David, 3 brothers, Albert, William, Theodore, Lawrence and 3 sisters Emma, Marie and Martha

 

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