Donald Richard (Don) Grammer

Graveside services for Donald Richard (Don) Grammer, 80, Baldwin City, will be 1 pm, Monday, September 20, 2021, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Donald R. Grammer passed away peacefully and comforted by his family on September 13, 2021 at LMH Hospital, after his battle with lung cancer.

He was born August 31, 1941, the son of Samuel and Ruth May Grammer. He graduated from Vinland High School in 1959 and went into the Air Force from 1962-1970, which included a one year tour of Vietnam.  In 1974, he opened a car repair business, Don’s Automotive Center, which his son still runs.

In 1980 he married Joyce Davis Foster and they were together 41 years. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his sons, Michael, Kevin, Matt, daughters April, Julie and Susan, sister Sandy Donner Hedgpeth, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Fred, and a beloved daughter Sherrie Lynn Grammer Wood.

There will be a visitation on Monday from 12-12:45 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with burial following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Don’s name to the American Cancer Society in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Debra Shirar...

May God bless and comfort you and know he and your mother left a great legacy.

From Blaine Stewart...

Don was a great guy. I rember the fun we had with the race car. Condolences.

From Jeanne Hotaling...

Joyce, I am so sorry about Don’s passing. Keeping you and your families in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your families during this time of mourning. Jeanne

From Ronald D Sheaffer...

I am very sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.

From Cathy Walker...

April , you were so graced to have many years with your father. Mine served in Air Force and died in his early 60’s from lung cancer. I feel your pain. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your whole family.

From Sandee Atkinson...

Joyce, Ellen, Michael, Kevin and Matthew we are so sorry for your loss. Love you Sandee and Jim

From Susie...

April~although I never had the opportunity to meet your dad Don, he sounds like a wonderful man who loved his family. I do know he raised a very kind, thoughtful daughter named April :). Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

From Jim and Sue Mcdaniel...

Sue and I are sorry to hear of Don’s passing. May he now Rest In Peace

From mike Hadl...

May he rest in peace…

From Cheryl Medlen...

Hugs and love to you all, just cherish the good memories of a good man.

From Frank Westgate...

Condolences 💐 Don was a great fella and family man. 🇺🇸🙏

From Gerald Pees...

Dear Joyce and Mike, I am so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. He was a great guy. He certainly was a master of many occupations and hobbies. I always enjoyed hearing about your travels. Don was one of those individuals that you liked from the first introduction. His easy going manor was much appreciated. Joyce andMike, I am very sorry for you loss. Jerry Pees

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