Obit: Graffunder, Leonard W. (1926 - 2003)

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Surnames: GRAFFUNDER SCHUER OESTREICH ROCHA

----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 01/22/2003

Graffunder, Leonard W. (14 MAR 1926 - 20 JAN 2003)

Leonard W. Graffunder, 76, of 215 E. Grant St., died at 5:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Saint Joseph's Hospital where he had been admitted on Jan. 7.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Patricia Joy Turner, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.

He was born March 14, 1926, in the town of Mayville, Clark County, Wis. to Ben J. and Lydia (Schauer) Graffunder. He attended Rosedale School near Abbotsford. On Dec. 21, 1948, he married Helen O. Westheim Oestreich at Zion Lutheran Church in Stratford.

Len was first employed at Laabs Cheese Factory in Milan until 1951. The Graffunders then moved to Marshfield where Len worked for Parkin Ice Cream Company for 13 years and Consolidated Badger Company for 20 years. He retired in July 1984. Len was a musician and played the accordion.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was an honorary member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union 563.

The survivors are his stepson, Richard (Cathy) Oestreich of Marshfield; grandson, Donald Oestreich; two granddaughters, Tammy Jo Oestreich and Tonya Lynn (Jeser) Rocha; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Matthew and Selena; and his brother, Eugene (Ruth) Graffunder of Abbotsford.

Preceding him in death were his wife on Feb. 16, 1997; his parents; two sisters, Jean and Arlene; and a grandson, Rick Oestreich on Jan. 27, 1993.

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