KRAMER, Joe 1871-1957
KRAMER, ABELS, LUTTERMAN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/4/2017 at 13:31:29
Joe Kramer, 85, Died in His Sleep
Joe Kramer, a longtime resident of Grundy county, died in his sleep at his home some time Thursday night. He was found in his bed by his daughter, Anna, Friday morning. He was 85 years old.
Funeral services were Monday afternoon at Bethany Presbyterian church. Dr. F. J. Langenberg officiated at the service. Burial was by the side of his wife in the Colfax Presbyterian church cemetery.
Resided in County All of His Life
Joe Kramer was born Sept. 7, 1871, in Shiloh township. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kramer.
On December 4, 1894, Joe Kramer and Anna Abels were married. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Abels. For several years the couple farmed in Colfax and Palermo township. In February 1913 they moved to the north edge of Grundy Center, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. Kramer farmed an acreage adjoining Grundy Center on the north up to three years ago. His health gradually declined the past few years. Mrs. Kramer died in October, 1922.
Surviving are four daughters: Anna, who is at home and who has taken care of household duties since the death of her mother; Mrs. Harm Muhring and Mrs. Fred Newton, Grundy Center, and Mrs. Sam Ramaker, Schaller, Ia. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Chris Kramer, Fulda, Minn., and John Cramer, Grundy Center. There are three surviving half-brothers: David Lutterman, Sioux Falls, Henry Lutterman of Little Rock, Iowa, and Hilko Lutterman, Sibley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, a half-brother, a half-sister, one step-sister and two step-brothers.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 may 1957, pg 6
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