“With condolences to the Graffunder family, and with gratitude for the mark Carl Graffunder made in my life. I grew up in a home he designed in the mid-1950's for my parents in Stillwater, MN overlooking the St. Croix River. It was featured in Better Homes and Gardens in 1958 and was a masterpiece of beauty, function, and playfulness--perfect for a growing family of 4 kids, complete with a fire pole! I have always been grateful for the opportunity I had to live in such a beautiful, inventive...
“Mariedawn and family, I am speaking for my family and we offer our condolences to all of you. Carl was such a sweet man and I enjoyed his company as I did all of you. Longtime neighbor and friend SueAnn (Lassen) Ruel and thoughts from John, Lesley and Jeremy
“dear Marie and Syble we are so grateful to have known Carl for the last five years of his life. I enjoyed keeping some of hishome care. we will miss him to. always Merry Peterson.
“We have shared so many memories with you both over the years. Carl will indeed be missed by us all. Sending you love and prayers.
“Dear Graffunder Family,
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Carl Graffunder – a true Minnesota design icon. He designed a house for my grandparents (Paul and Pat Blake) and their growing family in the early 1950s. My parents purchased it in the 1980s, and my husband and I just bought it from them this summer, making my 2-yr-old daughter the 4th generation to inhabit our beloved home.
Any number of adjectives can be used to aptly describe the house's architecture:...
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Carl Graffunder passed away in Mound, Minnesota. Obit is featured in Legacy.