Luverne John “Vern” Grams, age 80 of Storden, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his home. Memorial Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2018 at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church in Rural Westbrook. Interment was in the Old Westbrook Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Luverne John “Vern” Grams was born November 29, 1937 to Ellie “Al” and Minnie (Anderson) Grams in Ann Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota. Vern attended country school near Vesta, then attended school in Walnut Grove, and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1955. Following graduation he enlisted in the National Guard at Tracy and served for seven years.
On April 23, 1966, he married Sharon Erickson at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church. The couple settled near Storden. Vern owned and operated a body shop for over 50 years and had many faithful customers.
Vern is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter Erin (Matt) Asche of Brookings; three grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sandy Grams, Grace Grams, Dennis Fulin, Dennis Erickson, Sandy Cambronne, Shirleen (John) Sylvester and Sharilyn (Doug) Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Arie Asche, brothers Orlen (Carol), Bob and Curt, sister Evey Fulin, parents-in-law Truman and Ora Erickson, and brother-in-law Dean Cambronne.