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Kramer, Loren C. 1933-2012


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 8/7/2016 at 17:27:09

The Messenger News
Fort Dodge, Iowa


Loren C. Kramer, 79, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

Funeral services will be held Friday June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with Rev. Shane Deman officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1856. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Vigil at 7:00 p.m.

Loren is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara L. Kramer; his 6 children: Mark (Jeanette) of Poquoson, VA; Kimberly Grady-Kramer of Lehigh, IA; Timothy (Mayumi) of Las Vegas, NV; Thomas (Joanne) of Fort Dodge, IA; Daniel (Debra) of Fort Dodge and Donna M. Kramer of Fort Dodge; his 15 grandchildren: Danielle, Steven, Kelly, Mark, Jonathan, Blake, Sean, Samuel, Chaney, Abigail, J.C., Isaac, Emma Loren, Susanna, and Gina; and his brothers and sisters: Ruth Reis of Pocahontas; Leon Kramer of Pomeroy, IA; Kenneth (Mary) Kramer of Alta, IA; Robert (Mariam) Kramer of Storm Lake, IA; Sandy Kramer of Pocahontas, IA; Mike (Pauline) Kramer of Cherokee, IA; and Linda (Dick) Wirges of Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Marie (Ocken) Kramer; brothers, Vernis and Gene Kramer; brother-in-law, Leonard Reis; and sisters-in-law, JoAnne Kramer and Gladys Kramer.

Loren C. Kramer was born on May 9, 1933 in Maple River, IA and grew up on the family farm in Pocahontas, IA with his 9 brothers and 2 sisters. He attended schools there and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951. Loren worked with his father on the farm until 1954, when he enlisted with the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1956. On June 28, 1958 he was united in marriage to Barbara L. Jansen in Rockwell City and the couple made their home in Cedar Rapids where following the war he helped build I-80 across eastern Iowa. In 1964 the couple moved to Fort Dodge. Loren was a salesman at Swaney Equipment for over 29 years until his retirement in 1993. Loren was a very friendly and hard working man. During his retirement years he enjoyed golfing and telling jokes with friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 613 and Holy Trinity Parish.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


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