Pauline E. Graff
May 21, 1952 - July 13, 2020
Pauline E. Graff, 68, of Blackman Lake died Monday, July 13, 2020 at her residence.
She was born May 21, 1952 in Kitchener, Ontario to Elmer and Mildred (Reynolds) Bechtel.
On December 6, 1975 in New Paris she married Douglas K. Graff. He survives at Blackman Lake.
She moved to Blackman Lake in 2018, coming from Goshen.
Pauline enjoyed quilting, fishing, cooking and spending time on the lake.
Mrs. Graff was a county auditor for Elkhart County. She attended Archbold High School in Ohio and later Goshen College.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was president of the Indiana State Auditors Association for eight years and she was auditor of the year for the state of Indiana for two years.
Also surviving are two sisters, Melva Sanders and Eva Miller; a sister-in-law, Pat Bechtel; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Bechtel; a sister, Arlene Hartsough; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Hartsough.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please continue to watch our website and Facebook page for an update.
Preferred memorials are to the Blackman Lake Improvement Association.
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Such a sweet and loving person. Heaven has received another angel.
A true public servant with a smile that could light up any room. I'm grateful to her family for sharing this beautiful soul with Elkhart County. May her light kiss the morning sun and the stars at night and God bless her family and friends.
Doug, Just got your message about Pauline. We pray God will comfort you in your loss. We read the obituary, I am sure you will miss your wife of many years. Please let us know of the memorial service; we plan to attend. Your Graff side relative, Steve Kaiser
She was a fine person, all who knew Pauline will miss her. Condolences to her family.
Doug, we are so sorry for your loss. The fun times we had together will forever be remembered. RIP Pauline.
So sorry to hear of your loss. We live next to Chain O Lakes State Park which is not far from you. Would love to see you again after all these years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..
She was a sweet, beautiful woman. Doug I’m so sorry for loss, I’m sure everyone will be taking of you💕💕
I worked for Pauline for many years in the Auditors office she was a wonderful person and great friend fly high with the Angels my friend until I see you again RIP
Pauline - you will be missed. Hard to believe you are gone.
Our sincere condolences to the family. Prayers to the family
Pauline was a dear friend. We worked together in Auditors office when she moved back from Florida and for many years. Rest In Peace my friend and you will be missed.
I worked for Elkhart County, and Pauline always greeted you with a smile. She always answered your questions with honesty, and would help whenever you asked. I am so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person and a friend.
You are loved so much.
Doug, Our prayers are with you , Pauline was a great co-worker! Lot's of good memories! During the 2007 recession Pauline was right there helping to figure out how to keep the doors of Elkhart Co. gov't open.
Thoughts and prayers to Doug and family. So sorry for your loss. Pauline was a special person who will be deeply missed.
Pauline was a sweet and generous person. She will be deeply missed. Praying for Doug and the family during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you peace.
Pauline was such a sweet and generous friend. She will be deeply missed. Praying for Diug and the family during this difficult time. God bless you and give you peace.
Our deepest sympathy to Doug & the family. She was very special to us all. We certainly will share in your loss.
I will never forget your smile and honesty. Prayers to Doug. You will be missed. Your friend, cathy
Doug, you have my deepest sympathies. She will be missed at the VFW by many. May Pauline rest in peace 🙏🙏🇺🇲
You are in our thoughts, Doug. Her laugh and the fun with her at the VFW will be greatly missed.