Vern Thrams, 80

Vern L. Thrams, 80, passed away March 21, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Zephyrhills, Fla.

Vern was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Colon, Mich. He was married in June 1952 to Joan Moser and they made their home in Sturgis, Mich., where Vern was a tool and die maker for Sutton Tool Inc., retiring in 1994.

Vern enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He joined several different bowling leagues, traveling to many tournaments. Other hobbies included playing cards, attending the county fair and listening to music.

An active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis, and later Our Savior Lutheran in Zephyrhills, Fla., Vern served as usher, teller and elder for many years. He also served on many boards and committees.

Vern’s family and friends will remember him as caring and loving. He made everyone feel special by sending personal cards. Holidays were something very special, always including many family members and friends. His sons and grandchildren, nephews and nieces all knew they were loved and were each very important to him.

Vern is survived by his companion of several years, Ms. Glea Anthonissen; two sons, Terry Thrams and Tim (Kin) Thrams; four grandchildren, Natalie (Bill) Mahr, Crystal Thrams, Dalton Thrams and Kayde Thrams; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Vern Thrams will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at South Colon Cemetery at the corner of North Burr Oak Road and Custer Road in Colon, Mich. All family and friends are then invited to share a luncheon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 484 Burr Oak Road, Colon.  The Rev. Calvin J.. Kolzow Jr. will officiate the celebration of Vern’s life.

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