Obituary: Carl Graffunder, 94, Minnesota architect

  • by: CHAO XIONG
  • Updated: September 12, 2013 - 3:32 PM

The story goes that in their native Germany, members of the Graffunder family were known for traveling up the Rhine River and repairing castles. Some Graffunders ended up in the United States, where at least one, Carl O. Graffunder, picked up the family trade, designing midcentury modern homes in Minnesota that remain highly praised today.

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