Grams, Senator Rodney D., "Rod" 65, of Crown. Former news anchor and producer in Great Falls, MT, Wausau, WI, Rockford, IL and KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. US Congressman from 1993- 1995, US Senator from 1995-2001. Preceded in death by father Morgan, brother Gary, and grandson Blake. Survived by wife Christine, daughters Michelle (Greg) Bauer, Tammy (John) Roberts, Rhiannon (Keith) Kiffmeyer, son Morgan Grams, mother Audrey Grams, 8 grandchildren, 1 great- granddaughter, 2 step grandchildren, sisters Linda Jones, Pam (Bill) Goodrich, Lana (Assad) Awaijane, Sheila Decker, Patty Nichols, Barb (Tom) Vogtlin, brother Greg (Cheryl) Grams, half-brother Michael (Lyubov) Grams, half-sister Andrea (John) Craft, and former wife Laurel Grams. Funeral Service 11 AM, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday AT THE CHURCH, 7515 269th Ave. NW, St. Francis. Memorials preferred to the Crown Christian Day School. Carlson-Lillemoen F.H. 763-689-2244 www.carlsonlillemoen.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.