Today would have been the 91st birthday of my grandfather, Leroy ‘Red’ Barmes.

He was the third generation of our Bavarian family born in the United States, and the eldest child born to Virgil Brewer Barmes, and Thelma Estelle Daugherty Barmes, in Elwood, Indiana.  Leroy’s younger siblings: Evelyn, Norma and Danny.

In 1943, Leroy married Donna Mae Clary, and they had three children: Diana, Ron, and Tom.

Grandpa died June 3, 2004.

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