Viktor Graf, 79, returned to his heavenly home on August 24th, 2019 surrounded by his family after being recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Pulmonary Fibrosis; after a valiant year and a half battle with Leukemia which was finally in remission. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Viktor was born to John and Rosina Graf, in Odessa, Russia. He moved with his family to the United States when he was 10 years old and was very proud to become an American citizen. He grew up and attended school in Plevna, MT where he met and later married Luann Follmer. After being honorably discharged from the army they moved to Billings, MT in 1965. He started his career at Kuchera Furniture and later opened his own furniture and appliance business, Graf & Kuchera Furniture. After “retiring” in 1998 he started working with and for his son at Altimus Distributing and was there for 18 more years before putting all of his energy into fighting Leukemia.
Viktor raised his three sons with patience, discipline and humility. He taught them by being a great example of what a Godly man meant and always put family first. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
He loved the outdoors, camping and fishing his favorite Montana lakes and streams. He usually out fished most of us too.
Viktor was a man of few words and led by example. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator.
Viktor is survived by his wife, Luann; his beloved sons: Loren (Karen), Kerry (Kelli), and Kevin (Heather); his cherished grandchildren: Heather, Kayla, Kaitlyn, Ty, Tori, and Shan; and his brother and sister, Walt Graf and Ida Sieler.
A celebration of Viktor’s life will be held at Faith E Church (3145 Sweet Water Dr, Billings, MT) at 11:00 a.m. on August 31, 2019, with a reception to follow. Memorials are suggested to Brent’s Place (where they lived in Denver for 3 months during cancer treatments). https://www.brentsplace.org/honorormemory