---Obern was the third of five children of Benjamin (Ben) Peter Garms and Vivian Estella (Stell) Garms [Byers]. His Siblings were Josephine Amelia Garms [Heffington]-1908, Nina Kay Garms [Eiland] -1910, Thelma Garms-1914 [Barnes], and Alec (Dutch) Garms-1916.
He married Miltona Emeline (M.E.) Royall. They had a daughter and a son.
Obern worked in contruction as an iron worker and contractor.