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KRAMER, Orville 1912-1984


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09

Services For Orville Kramer Held Thursday

Funeral services for Orville Kramer were held Thursday, November 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home at Wellsburg.

Mr. Paul C. Elliott officiated at the services. Miss Monica Doyen provided organ music at the service.

Casket bearers were Bernard Pelstring, Roderick Kern, Kenneth Kern, James Kolthoff, Carroll Lunde, and George H. Geerdes.

A graveside flag-folding ceremony was conducted by the American Legion Post 213 and Amvets Post 91, both of Wellsburg. The interment service was held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg.

Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kramer passed away early Tuesday morning, November 27, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center following a lingering illness, having reached the age of 72 years, 9 months and 23 days.

He was born in Grundy county, near Buck Grove, on February 4, 1912, the son of Heiko G. and Henrietta (DeVries) Kramer.

The family later moved to Wellsburg where he attended the Wellsburg Public School, graduating from Wellsburg High School with the class of 1931.

He was married to Gladys Haskell at Joplin, Missouri and following their marriage they moved to Tower, Minnesota, where they owned a fishing resort on Lake Vermillion until retiring in 1964. They then lived in Brewster, Minnesota for several years before moving to Everly, IA where they lived for three years. In 1972 they moved to Gladbrook where they continued to make their home.

Orville was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for over two years.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Kramer of Gladbrook; one daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Pamela) Pelstring of Atwater, MN; one step-son, Roger Kern of Minneapolis, MN; one granddaughter, Poppy Pelstring of Atwater, MN; two grandsons, Roderick and Kenneth Kern, both of Minneapolis, MN; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 December 1984, pg 13


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