Leo C. Graff
Feb 9, 1936 – Nov 4, 2017
Preceded in death by parents, Peter and Anna Graff; brothers, Al and Peter; sister, Marie Harris. Survived by wife, Nanette M. Graff; children: Donald (Tammi), Michael (Lori), and Elizabeth Kelly (Michael); grandchildren: Chad, Ryan, Corey, Gabriella and Leo Graff, Maeve and Paul Kelly; brother Joseph; sister, Kay Burns (Darel); nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 9th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Friday, Nov. 10th at 11am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Josie Harper Hospice House or Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.
Leo C. Graff, age 81 years, was born in Akron, Iowa and raised in Linn Grove, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State University in 1957, he worked for Northwestern Bell until he was called to serve in the United States Army in 1958. While in the Army, he tested machinery in the extreme weather conditions of Arizona summers and Canadian winters. After his Army service, Leo returned to Northwestern Bell/US West. Leo married Nanette Goulet in 1961 and they lived in Iowa until 1967 when they moved to Omaha. Leo “retired” in 1992. His early retirement included consulting engagements in Prague, Czech Republic, and Des Moines, Iowa.
Leo is a former Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus in Des Moines and was very active in Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing cards, picking stocks, and following Nebraska football. He treasured time with grandchildren, relatives, and friends.