Eugene Nicholas Gramlich, 72, of Gilliam, a well-known Saline County cattleman, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at his home.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glasgow, with Fr. Mike Penn officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Church in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home, 112 Market St., Glasgow, MO 65254.
He was born May 1, 1936, in Charleston, Ark., the first child of Eugene S. and Clara E. Welhelm Gramlich. On Oct. 22, 1956, he married Doris McCoy of Warner, Okla., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskogee, Okla.; she survives of the home. He was raised in Fort Smith, Ark., where many relatives survive him. He attended St. Boniface Catholic Grade School in Fort Smith and Subiaco All Boys High School in Subiaco, Ark. He received a degree in animal husbandry from Conners College in Warner. He was a devout Catholic his entire life and at the time of his death he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glasgow. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus. His working career in the frozen food business began in 1959 with Swift & Co. and continued with Banquet Foods in Turlock, Calif., Macon and Carrollton and finally Wilson Foods in Marshall. He retired in 1992. He was a loving husband and father, always willing to give his knowledge, advice and guidance. In his adult life his consuming passion was raising cattle; this gave him many hours of satisfaction and subject of conversation.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Stephen Gramlich and Joe Gramlich, both of Dallas, Texas, and David Gramlich and his wife, Julie, of Jefferson City; two daughters, Sharon Ford and her husband, David, of Carrollton and Lisa Gramlich of Columbia; nine grandchildren, Katherine, Abbey, Hannah and Benjamin Mayden, Harriett, Wade, Madeline and Jordan Gramlich and Gabriel Wescott; one brother, Rudy Gramlich and his wife, Dorothy of Fort Smith; one sister, Linda Bachelor and her husband, Ed, of Raytown; one sister-in-law, Ardell Gamlich of Fort Smith; one brother-in-law, Dwayne McCoy and his wife, Janet, of Conway, Ark.; a cousin and life-long best friend, John "Sonny" Gramlich and his wife, Nancy, of Van Buren, Ark.; and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Gramlich.
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