Harold Joseph “Harry” Kramer

Harold Joseph “Harry” Kramer

Birth
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 22 Mar 2005 (aged 73)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11586193 · View Source
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OBITUARY-
Harold J. Kramer, of rural Adams, Minn. died on March 22, 2005, with courage and dignity, surrounded by his loving family, in the same farmhouse where he was born 73 years ago.
Harry was third generation of a strong family which raised cattle and farmed corn for more than 125 years along the Minnesota-Iowa state line. He loved a party and loved people. The Kramer hospitality was well known throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, especially during sweet corn season. Nothing pleased Harry more than visiting with family, friends and neighbors. Besides farming, Harry was a longtime DeKalb dealer and a real estate salesman for Spartz Realty. He attended school at the District 71 Country School, Johnsburg and Sacred Heart parochial schools and Adams High School where he graduated in 1949. He was a natural athlete, but enjoyed baseball best and played second base and shortstop for the Johnsburg town team from 1946 to 1965. Harry was a spiritual man who contributed greatly to his church and community. He was a mass lector at St. John's Catholic Church. Twice he was grand knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was president of the Mower County Cattleman's Association, a founding leader of the Johnsburg Country Aces 4-H Club, a Mower County 4-H officer, a Korean War era veteran and a member of the American Legion. Harry traveled extensively on five continents and particularly enjoyed cruising down the Nile River and touring Venezuela. He saw world wonders including the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China. Harry closely followed current events and appreciated the lessons of history. In his later years, he was a founding member of the Austin chapter of Minnesota Storytellers. Humorist, storyteller and poet, he regularly enthralled crowds with tales of local and family history and poems such as his country classic "The Old Red Barn." Harry was blessed with a big family. His optimism and positive attitude remain an inspiration to us all.
Survived by devoted wife of 48 years, Ruth (Spartz), Adams, Minn.; children, Michael Kramer, Forest Lake, Minn.; Julie (Joe Kimball), White Bear Lake, Minn.; Bonnie (Roy Brang), Winona, Minn.; Teresa (Galen) Neuzil, Mantorville, Minn.; Lt. Col. Richard (Oti) of Pusan, South Korea; Mary, Rochester, Minn.; Steve (Mary), Dodge Center, Minn.; Kathy (Jim) Loeche, St. Charles, Minn.; grandchildren, Christina Kramer, Alexander and Andrew Kimball, Rachel Neuzil, Elizabeth and Matthew Kramer, Adriana and Zachary Loecher, Joey (David) Kimdon, Katie (Jake) Kimball; brother and farming partner Jerry (Elaine), Adams, Minn.; sisters Leone (Paul) Ulwelling, Adams, Minn.; Lyda (Harold) Mandler, Austin, Minn.; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws;
He was preceded in death by parents Fred and Agnes (Hartogh) and granddaughter Claudia.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the Johnsburg Hall and one hour before the funeral. The Knights of Columbus will lead the rosary at 3 p.m. and a 5 p.m. prayer service will be also held Sunday.
The Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church of Johnsburg. The service will also be televised on a closed circuit monitor at the Johnsburg Hall for additional seating. Memorials preferred to Sacred Heart School of Adams or the American Cancer Society. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 22 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11586193
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Joseph “Harry” Kramer (16 Mar 1932–22 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11586193, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K McAlister P (contributor 46787693) .