Gottlieb Gramm -- 1977
was born in Ungeen, Russia, Oct. 5, 1891 and departed for this life at the
Burlington hospital Aug. 20, 1977 at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 15
When he was
seven years of age, he came to America with his parents, Christ Gramm and
Christina (Strobel) Gramm and three other children. They settle north of Bethune
at the Tuttle community where he grew up and later worked on the Cox ranch and
the J. J. Pugh ranch on the Republican river. He then took up his homestead and
started his own farm and cattle operation. His main interest was taking care of
his cattle and he kept this interest all his life.
In 1916 he was
united in marriage to Lydia Stutz of Bethune. To this union five children were
born, three sons and two daughters. Mourning his death are his wife Lydia; Lloyd
and wife Fern, Lawrence, Edmund and his wife Esther, all of Stratton; Elma and
her husband Ted Schaal, of Burlington; Esther and her husband, Mervin Corliss of
Stratton; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, (Pauline), Mrs. Emil
Schaal; and 1 brother, John of Burlington. Preceding him in death were his
parents; three brothers, Jake, Christ and Bill; and one sister (Elizabeth) Mrs.
Mr. & Mrs.
Gramm celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1966 and in November of
1976 they were again able to have their relatives and friends with them to
celebrate their 60th anniversary.
baptized in the Christian faith in Russia, was confirmed in the Immanuel
Lutheran Church in the settlement. He was a charter member of the Hope
Congregational Church of Bethune and was always active in the work of the
church. He was loved by the children and always enjoyed visiting with old
friends and relatives. Most of his life was spent in good health. He was
hospitalized a week in July of this year, admitted again Aug. 10 and passed away
in his sleep Aug. 20 at 11.30 p.m.
Two of his favorite
hymns which he often requested in Sunday school were “Wonderful Words of Life”
and Ready to Go, Ready to Stay, Ready to do His Will”. Funeral services were
held at the Hope United Church of Christ Aug. 25 with the Rev. Ruben Isaak
officiating. Special song selections were sung by the men’s chorus accompanied
by Beulah Lambert. Casket bearers were Melvin Gramm, George Gramm, Ronnie Gramm,
Clyde Schaal, Fred Gramm and Verlin Corliss. Honorary casket bearers were Dan
Hudson, Alan Barber and Larry Gramm. Interment was in Hope Cemetery.