Joe Gramer passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 14, 1939, at the Naval Hospital, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Joseph and Margaret Gramer.

He attended Lafayette High School.

He served in the Navy.

Joe worked at the Stockyards, before joining Electrical Union 545, in 1969. He worked at Schultz Electric, until going to work at General Motors, in 1985. He retired in 2008.

Joe loved spending time with family, road trips and cruises with Janice.

He had a friendly nature and a big heart. He never met a stranger.

Mr. Gramer was a member of the American Legion Post 359, in St. Joseph.

On Oct. 26, 1967, Joe married his sweetheart, Janice Vogel, who survives him.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister; mother-in-law; one granddaughter; and one great-nephew.

Joe is survived by: daughters, Joetta (Stan) Larkin and Jannette Gramer; sons, Gary "Joey", Justin (Mollie) and Josh Gramer; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.

He was loved and will be missed.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at our chapel, with full military honors following.

Memorial donations may be made to: Second Harvest Food Bank or The Friends of the Animal Shelter. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.