Wade E. Graff, 59
After battling cancer for eight long years, Wade finally won the battle and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Christmas Eve. Wade was born December 15, 1959, at Virginia, Minnesota, to parents Bob and Ruth (Johnson) Graff. In 1966 he moved with his family to Liberia, West Africa, for five years, returning with the family to their farm near Greenbush in 1971, where he graduated high school in 1978. Wade chose “hair stylist” as his profession; beginning in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and the last 14 years of his career at Las Vegas, Nevada, when cancer took over and forced him into early retirement. Wade moved back to Greenbush in June 2011, to be near family. He spent the winters in Apache Junction, Arizona, near his mom and sister Shelley where he passed away at the Apache Junction Health Center December 24, 2018. Wade is survived by mom Ruth, sister Shelley (Carey) Olson, brother Jesse (Annette) Graff, and sister Judy Graff. Also several aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, fourteen cousins and other relatives and numerous friends. Preceded in death by dad Robert (Bob); a stillborn brother; his grandparents Juel and Agnes Graff and Elmer and Helen Johnson; aunt JoAnne Roggenbuck, uncles Joel Graff and Orin Bergsnev; and cousins Eugene Juel Graff, Pami Jo Graff, Randy Bergsnev and Lisa Graff. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
I was totally blown away to find out that Wade had died. I was a neighbor, classmates and friend of his while we were in school. He was a wonderful person!!!! 😥😥😥