Soren James Gram, Greencastle, born March 29, 1930 in Gary, Ind., was the son of Loyal and Violet Gram, and passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at home with his family.
Jim was a 1948 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Charlotte Hammond on May 21, 1950.
Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Lowery; a son, Gary Gram (wife Lyn) ; a grandson James (wife Lacey); two great-granddaughters, Kinley and Brooklynn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Charlotte, his wife of 68 years, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and several members of his Cooper family
Jim was active in the community as past president of Greencastle Jaycees; justice of the peace; past president of Windy Hill Golf Club; member of Greencastle Elks; and member of First Christian Church.
Jim and Charlotte owned and operated Progressive Printing for many years until their retirement when they turned operations over to Gary and Cathy.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was active in local politics.
Jim enjoyed flying his single-engine airplane, traveling with friends, playing golf, card games, gardening and especially spending time with family.
An open house Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 202 S. Indiana St., Greencastle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Greencastle H.S. Alumni Scholarship in memory of Jim Gram to Putnam Co. Community Foundation 2 So. Jackson Street Greencastle, IN 46135.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.