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December 31, 2012

Daryl Grams

—  Daryl Grams, age 64, of Hanska, died at his home on Saturday, December 29, 2012.

 Funeral services will be 11:00am, Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska with Rev. Bonnie Roys officiating.

 Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Hanska.

 Visitation will be at the Church on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm and on Thursday one hour prior to services.

  You may send the family condolences online at

 Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

    Daryl Dean Grams, the son of Orville and Myrtle (Tetzlaff) Grams was born April 12, 1948, in New Ulm. He lived with his family near and in Hanska all his life. He graduated from Hanska High School in 1966. That same year, Daryl started working for Kraft Foods. Daryl proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1967- 1971. After returning from the Navy, Daryl went back to work at Kraft Foods until his retirement in 2011.

    Daryl married Carla Bliese on January 17, 1981. They lived together in Hanska.

   He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, having served on various committees. He was also a member of the VFW and a former Hanska firefighter.

    Daryl enjoyed life in every way. He was happiest when he was surrounded by family and friends. When he wasn't, he had no problems starting a

conversation with a stranger. Those of us who knew Daryl, knew that he loved to talk.  He also loved to laugh and joke around. He also enjoyed playing cards, going fishing, tending to his garden, and doing yard work. No matter what Daryl was doing, or who he was with, there was always a smile on his face and a kind word on his lips.

    Survivors include his wife, Carla Grams of Hanska, children, Chad (Vicki) Grams of Owatonna, Brett Grams of New Ulm, Cami (Brian) Baune of Mankato, Amanda Grams (Johnny Suttles) of Charleston, SC, 5 grandchildren, his father, Orville Grams of New Ulm, brother, Donald (Kay) Grams of Hanska, brother-in-law, Charles Olson of Hanska, mother-in-law, Joanne Bliese, other in-laws, Art (Carla) Bliese of Minneapolis, Steve Bliese of Nevada, Cary (Trudy) Bliese of Burnsville, Dwayne (Spring) Arndt of Nevada, Beth Tyner of New Ulm, Randy (Sandy) Dotson of Hutchinson, and Mary Jo (Dave) Runde of Bloomington. He is preceded in death by his mother, sister, Doreen Olson, father-in-law, Lyle Bliese, mother-in-law, Carolyn Jackson and brother-in-law, James Dotson.


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