John "Jack" Graff 1961-2019
John "Jack" Graff
John "Jack" Graff, 57, of Medford, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the UW-Madison. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
John was born on Oct. 5, 1961 in Marshfield, the son of Robert Sr. and Shirley (Tischendorf) Graff. After Robert passed away Shirley remarried Ernie Krause. John was raised on a dairy farm in rural Stetsonville where he loved to help in the barn. On Aug. 22, 1981 he was united in marriage to Maureen Shannon. John enjoyed building things with his hands. He worked at Meyer Manufacturing in Dorchester out of high school and later was a self-employed contractor. He also enjoyed working on cars and snowmobiles. He loved riding snowmobiles and at one time had collected over 80 sleds. He loved cooking for his family, but would never share his famous recipes, especially his pizza dough. It will always be his top secret. Most importantly, John cherished his family and loved teasing his children, especially his daughter.
John is survived by his wife, Maureen; sons, Adam (Mattie) of Dorchester and Jon (friend Sierra Mannel) of Lake Hallie; daughter, Megan (friend Austin Mientke) of Medford; grandson, Jack; three brothers, Ed (Kathy) of Stetsonville, Dan (Barb) of Stetsonville and Tim of Wausau; and three sisters, Nancy (Dave) Jenks and Sarah, all of Florida and Joanne (Butch) Firnstahl of Medford along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; brother, Robert Jr.; and sister, Mary Redd.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.