Harold "Ike" Grams, age 88, of Minong, WI passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN.
Harold Raymond Grams was born January 6, 1925 in Darien, WI the son of John and Edna (Timm) Grams. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Darien. On April 13, 1946, Harold was joined in marriage to Mary Ives in Elkhorn, WI. Harold and Mary had a small farm near Darien, WI which they operated for several years. Harold began work as a truck driver by hauling cattle. After moving to Allens Grove, WI he began driving full time for Quality Carrier of Burlington, WI. In the 1970's Harold and Mary moved to Minong, WI where they previously enjoyed vacationing. Harold continued driving truck for Transport America until his retirement in 2004. As a truck driver he earned many awards for his safety record over the years. Harold was a member of the Teamsters and enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and taking catnaps.
Harold is survived by his three children, Michael (Judy) Grams of Bluffton, SC, Dennis "Ben" (Leanne) Grams of Darien, WI, Barbara (Bill) Loehrer of West Bend, WI; three grandchildren, Christine (Jason) Cheng, Joseph Grams and Noah Grams; two great grandchildren, Brittney Cheng and Angelina Cheng; one sister, Gladys; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; two brothers, Ralph and Albert Grams; and one sister, Doris Keeler.