John "Jack" Graff

John “Jack” Graff, age 57, of Medford, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the UW-Madison hopsital.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Family and friends are welcome from 1 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
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 love 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; and a daughter, Megan (friend Austin Mientke) of Medford; a grandson, Jack; three brothers: Ed (Kathy) of Stetsonville, Dan (Barb) of Stetsonville, and Tim of Wausau; three sisters: Nancy (Dave) Jenks of Fla., Sarah of Fla., and Joanne (Butch) Firnstal of Medford; along with many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; brother, Robert Jr.; and sister, Mary Redd.
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