June 23, 2023

Christine M. Graff

February 7, 1948-June 21, 2023

Christine “Chris” Graff 75 of Lincoln, Nebraska, widow of Larry Graff, passed away on June 21, 2023. Chris was born to Henry and Lydia Grasmick of Lincoln Nebraska on February 7, 1948.

Chris was a life-long resident of Lincoln, attending and graduating from Lincoln Southeast high school in 1966. Chris attended Lincoln Technical College, receiving her License of Practical Nursing degree in 1970. Chris spent the majority of her nursing career at Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and Associates, where she retired from.

In 1971 Chris became a mom to her son James P. Graff, the light of her life. Chris was united in marriage to Larry Graff in 1977. In 1997 and in 2000 Chris became a grandma to her cherished grandsons, Cole, and Alex Graff. She took immense pride in her role as a grandma, ensuring her “boys” were well loved.

Chris always gave to others first, her kindness and empathy was her soul, she never met a stranger, and her smile was endless.

Chris is survived by her son James P. Graff “Jim,” her daughter- in- law Jennifer Graff, grandsons, Cole and Alex Graff, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James R. and Kathy Graff and nephew James J. Graff. Many cousins, relatives, and great friends.

Chris is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lydia Grasmick, husband Larry Graff, niece Kris McElroy and her four beloved English Springer Spaniels.

Per Chris’ wishes, a celebration of life will be held on July 8, 2023, from 2-4pm at Pine Lake Golf Course, located at 6601 S. 84th street, Lincoln, NE. A private family internment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to family for further designation.


  1. My Sympathy to all of you for your loss. So happy I had gotten to meet Chris, a lovely lady and Mom and Grandma.
    Ann Kirk

  2. I worked with Chris and allergy asthma and immunology for 26 years. We were both redheads so we immediately had a bond. Chris was always there with a compassionate hug, a cheerful smile, and great words of advice. She was a very very dear close friend! I had just seen her two weeks ago and we had made plans for her to bring me lunch with another friend as I was having surgery and we are going to sit there and just talk and chat! Every time I was with Chris we forgot what time it was and we were usually together for at least two and a half to three hours on our lunches! Chris holds a very special place in my heart and she will be forever missed. I’m so glad that we were so close and that I had a chance to go see her at The Monarch before my surgery on June 21st and was able to say my goodbyes and told her how much I loved her and would miss her. She was a devoted friend, I devoted mother, and have devoted and cherished grandmother. Love you always Chrissy Lou and miss you terribly!!

  3. dearest chris—you will be forever missed, my dear friend, but i have so many many fond memories working together and out of the work place. many lunch visits. i will always remember the lunch date you and faye came down to the peru hills to see our slice of heaven we bought.. you and larry also came out to our farmplace southwest of neb city. lol, and you really thought that was the boondocks. lol. you couldnt believe that i drove that road to and from aai every day –100 miles round trip. i will always love and miss you every day my dear friend. now i have another Angel to watch over me and guide me. until we meet again. love, cheri and butch holscher

  4. jim, jen, and family we extend our very deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of you. your mom was such a loving and compassionate person she truly was an angel on this earth. i am so proud and glad that God brought her to me to be a dear and faithful friend. love and prayers, cheri and butch holscher.

  5. My heart goes out to your family. Chris was an incredible person. I was honored to have had the opportunity to work with Chris. My daughter also had the opportunity to work with Chris. She always had very kind words for her “little buddy”. She will be missed by many.

  6. Chris will be so missed at our monthly girls lunches and high school dinners. She was one of the dearest people I have known in my life. RIP dear girl♥


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