Hildegard L. Graft, 98

Posted on November 24, 2014

Hildegard L. Graft, 98, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Adams County to the late Christ and Lydia (Schaper) Wente.
In her early years, she had worked at Wayne Knitting Mill and after marriage, she worked as a homemaker, raising and caring for her family. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was involved with the Ladies Aid and the Widows Club.
Surviving are children, Allan K. (Sandra) Graft of Ossian, Larry L. (Nancy) Graft of Mentone, Lloyd D. (Vickie) Graft of Ossian, Marlene F. Lesh of Uniondale, and Patricia A. (Rick) Krumma of Ossian; sister, Louise Brown of Fort Wayne; and 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and five step-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Graft, in 1994; children, William A., Donna J. and Douglas R. Graft; brothers, Edgar Wente and Norman Wente; and sister Gertrude Miller.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6514E-750N near Ossian, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation is also Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St., Ossian, IN 46777. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com

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