February 12, 1929 - December 4, 2016


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Lorraine B. Grafft, age 87, of Waite Park who passed Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Good Shepherd Memory Care Cottages in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Gregory Lieser will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Waite Park.

Family and friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday.

Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Lorraine was born on February 12, 1929 in Melrose, Minnesota to Bernard and Rose (Schneider) Roering. She married Charles Grafft on February 17, 1947 in Benson, Minnesota. Lorraine was a homemaker and also worked for the United States Postal Service and St. Cloud School District #742. She was a member of the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Auxiliary Unit #428 and was a Board Member of STAR Rail Legacy.

She enjoyed trips to the casino, bingo, playing cards, traveling, dancing, crocheting, embroidery, and watching the MN Twins. Lorraine especially loved all the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children, Joseph (Kathy) Grafft of Stacy, Peg (Lee) Kieke of Sauk Rapids, Jean (Bill) Philipsek of Orsmby, Richard (LouAnn) Grafft of Sauk Rapids; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren and 2 on the way; sisters, Beatrice Laudenbach and Joanie Engen; and many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charlie in 2003; brothers, Herb, Raymond, Ralph, and Lloyd.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at Good Shepherd Memory Cottage for all the care given to Lorraine during her stay.