john w. gramm
John W. Gramm, 85
Dec. 4, 1927 - Nov. 9, 2013
OSCEOLA — John W. Gramm, 85, of Osceola, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Elkhart Hospice House.
He was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Mishawaka to Clifford and Martha (Stumpff) Gramm. On July 31, 1948, in Mishawaka, he married Wanda Lee. She preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2003, in California.
Surviving are two sons, John Gramm of Knox and Carl Gramm of Elkhart; one daughter, Jowanna Gramm of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister Anna Lou Farrell of Elkhart.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Gramm; a grandson, David Gramm; two sisters, Mary Eileen Porkorny and Eva Mae Delio; and a great-grandson, Gabriel.
John retired from South Bend Stamping in 1991. He was an area resident until 1992, when he moved to Las Vegas. He returned to this area in 2004. John was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and Korea. He was a member and past senior vice commander of the Osceola American Legion.
Visitation for family and friends will be for two hours prior to the 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, funeral service at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home, 1109 Lincolnway W. Osceola. Pastor Jeff Kendall will preside. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, where the U.S. Army Honor Guard and Osceola American Legion will render military honors.
Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Hospice Care.
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