Eugene Roger Gramm
March 6, 1936 – January 7, 2020
Eugene Roger Gramm, 83, was welcomed into heaven on January 7, 2020 in Ontario, California. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Vivian (Noel) Gramm; his children, Lucille Denny, Darrell Gramm, Milton Gramm (predeceased) and Teresa Broadway; his sisters, Eva Brubaker and Ellen Dusing; 13 grandchildren, 2 bonus grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one on the way, and 3 bonus great-grandchildren. Eugene Gramm was born on March 6, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio to Clarence Eugene Gramm and Elise (Paulus) Gramm. In his early years, he lived in Ohio and Illinois and worked hard on his family farm. He attended Jabbok Academy boarding school for high school and graduated in 3 years before attending Upland College. He started dating his wife, Vivian, in 1953 after moving to Pennsylvania to attend Messiah College, where she attended. Eugene and Vivian were married on August 17, 1956 at Zion Church in Abilene, Kansas. While living in Morrison, Illinois, they had two children – Lucille and Darrell. Eugene moved his family to California in 1960 to continue his education at Cal Poly Pomona. He worked as an Electronic Engineer, during which time he invented a device and attained a patent. He and Vivian had two more children – Milton and Teresa – before moving back to the farm in Illinois to raise pigs. He moved his family back to California in 1971 and pursued his second career as a general contractor. He not only took pride in his business, but relished the opportunities to use his craftsman skills to bless others. He passed down his business acumen and value of hard work to his children. Over the years, his expertise and reputation led him to be consulted by his family and friends in their future endeavors from starting businesses, purchasing and remodeling homes, and financal decisions. Eugene was an active member of Brethren in Christ Church for his entire life. He served as a deacon, sat on the church board, board of trustees, sang in the church choir, and lead bible studies at his home. He assisted in the expansion of Mile High Pines Camp and served as a committee member for the camp. During his retirement, Vivian and he served with the Sowers Group doing volunteer work across the United States – working at camps for disabled children and other non-profit organizations. Eugene had a passion for relationship building. Vivian and he were often focused on scheduling get-togethers with family and friends and loving on their renters. As his family expanded, he almost doubled his grandchildren, added bonus grandchildren, and he enveloped each into his family unit with love. One of his most treasured times each year was the annual Gramm Family Camping Trip to Carpinteria State Beach with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – a tradition started 27 years ago and still going strong. A celebration of life served will be held on January 19, 2020 at Upland Brethren in Christ Church at 4:00pm with a private burial service to follow.
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Eugene Roger Gramm
January 18, 2020
Probably my favorite time with Uncle Gene is when we went deep sea fishing. I loved to fish and had never been deep sea fishing so we went on a boat on the ocean. It was so fun and interesting and one of the best times in my life.
January 10, 2020
We express our condolences to the family of Eugene Graham who was a friend and caring person in our journey of life!🙏🚜💒