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Herman Albert Gramlich Jr., MSG (Retired US Army) aka: "SARGE" cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend entered into rest on January 16, 2013 at the age of 82 in El Paso, TX. He was born June 9th, 1930 in Highland, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman Albert Gramlich Sr. and Alma Olivia Gramlich of Highland, IL. and sister Marie Gephart of Crestview Hills, KY. He proudly served his country in the US
for 30 years. He was the recipient of the
Medal with OLC, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, RVN Gallantry Cross with palms, GS Medal 10th award and the Army Presidential Unit Citation for his service in Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge on March 31, 1978. He was a lifelong member and past President of the Disabled American
Chapter 25 and a lifelong member of the Veterans Foreign War Post 8919. He is remembered for his joy in making people laugh, his patriotism, his willingness to help others and his ability to make friends. No one was ever a stranger to him. He is survived by his wife Renate, son Bruce Gramlich and his wife Alicia of El Paso; daughter Cheryl Toub and her husband David of Gurnee, IL; daughter Tina Hager and her husband Glenn of Parker, CO. and 3 beloved grandchildren; Shane and Nicolette Toub and Sherie Gramlich. Visitation is Tuesday, January 22nd 5:00 - 9:00pm, including a eulogy at 7:00pm at Del Angel Kaster Maxson & Futrell funeral home 8817 Dyer St. He is being laid to rest with full military honors on Wednesday, January 23rd, 10:30am at the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25, 325 Poloma Blanca Dr. Chaparral, NM 88081or El Paso Texas Flags Across America (EPTFAA), P.O. Box 640112, El Paso, Texas, 79904 Special gratitude is extended to the staff at the Ambrosio Guillen TX State Veterans Home and the ICU at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 20 to Jan. 27, 2013
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"Dear Renate, Bruce, Cheryl & Tina: I recently found out Herman passed away and I'm so sorry I missed the..."
- Janet Skibo-Estrada
"Bruce, Alicia and Cherie, you have our sympathies in this time of sorrow."
- Dick Tripp
"M/Sgt. Gramlich, Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and..."
- Mike Casey
"Cheryl, My best Wishes for u and the entire family, I remember ur Dad when we used to go to Andress...."
- Richard Howard
"I remember as a youngster, Dad would tell Mom "Junior's in town," and the expectation that he would stop..."
- Donnie Gramlich
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