George Clarence Kramer

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Date of Birth:
Sunday, October 19, 1930
Date of Death:
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Age:
91 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday January 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday January 13, 2022
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Evergreen Cemetery [ view map ]

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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, October 19, 1930
Date of Death:
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Age:
91 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, October 19, 1930
Date of Death:
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Age:
91 years old

George Clarence Kramer

George Clarence Kramer, 91, of Rochester, MN, died Thursday January 6, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus.

George was born October 19, 1930 in Flandreau, South Dakota to George and Anna (Hammer) Kramer. George grew up on a farm in Flandreau, SD and then moved to Rochester, MN with Ernie and Nelda Wiens, whom he worked for. George married Phyllis Irene Brown on December 27, 1952 in Rochester, MN. George began working with his father in‐law and became an Electrician. He became co‐owner of Dale’s electric with his friend Dale Griebenhow. George also raced stock cars for many years and was an avid dog lover.  After retirement, George and Phyllis enjoyed spending their winters in Las Vegas, NV, and the rest of the year at their cabin in Oronoco, MN.

He is survived by his brother Jim Kramer; his four children; Ed (Sharolyn) Kramer of Rochester, MN, Dori (Robert) Lynde of Oronoco, MN, Ernie Kramer of Oronoco, MN, Evan (Sandy) Kramer of Rochester, MN; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his special friend Annabelle Peterson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Phyllis Kramer; sisters Margaret and Mary; brothers Tom, Sam, Edward, Louie, and Johnny; grandchild Nicole Kramer; and daughter in‐law Sharolyn Kramer.

The funeral service for George will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:00AM  in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. David Mead officiating. Visitation will be held starting one hour prior to the service on Thursday. A lunch will follow the funeral service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville, MN.

Memorials can be sent to Paws and Claws or your local animal shelter in honor of George Kramer.

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The family of George Clarence Kramer has received the following condolences.

I am sorry for your family’s loss. As a kid I always looked forward to George’s visits to hear his story’s. When he stopped at the house my parents always made a spot and set aside time to meet and play cards together. I always will remember the driving trips George and I had in recent years when he helped me deliver cars from Minnesota to Sioux Falls! Rest In Peace George you brought to us laughter and good times . Sincerely Dan Schwebach 

Dear God in heaven, My heart felt prayers go out for all who remain and have memories of my dear Uncle George C. Kramer and also my thoughts & recollections all of his siblings over the years too.  From past  annual  Kramer Christmas potluck gatherings,   to fishing with my dad, James  M. Kramer, and through all the fun  times  and even the hard times spent growing up on the farm in SD with my Uncle Edward Kramer and Uncle Norbert Kramer that too have also gone on before him & their wives as well. O For all the children and grandchildren and even great grandchildren, etc, plus cousins & friends may the peace that passes understanding be yours and may the Holy Spirit comfort you now & into the future. In  the wonderful name of Christ Jesus my savior and Lord there is eternal hope. Amen . John 3:16

I am very sorry to hear of Georges' passing.  He was very good to us and a very good person!!  If I can do anything just let me know!  


God Bless!


Diane K.

Dear family:


So sorry to hear of George’s passing. I remember him as such a happy person. I remember when we stored one of the stock cars on our farm and my dad drove it around the fields. 


You are in my thoughts and prayers. 
Theresa Dilworth Harris

Our deepest sympathies to the families of Uncle George. He will be missed. May loving memories comfort you during this difficult time.

I always looked forward to when George would come to Sioux Falls to see friends & family and we would talk racing and jab each other about the Chevy-Ford-Dodge in NASCAR debate and who was going to win each year.


George you took the checked flag home as you won.


Prayers to the entire family.


Mike & Regina Schwebach  

George has been a part of our life for the last 18 years.  He was the most generous, caring guy.  Always checking in with us to see what was going on and was up for whatever we were doing.  The grandkids loved him and would often ask about him when they hadn't seen him for awhile.  Harold, our dog, loved George too! Such a sweet, sweet guy.  We're sure going to miss him!

I always loved George's smile and how he interacted with my dad (Jim) and others at the Kramer reunions.  Lots of great memories.  :-)  You will be missed George.  Love to all. 


 


Dan Kramer

We send our sincere sympathy to all of you in George's family.  My parents, Lynn//Celia Jorgenson truly loved all her Kramer cousins and always looked forward to the annual reunions.  You are in our thoughts--Larry Jorgenson

Our sincere sympathy to all the family.  George and Pete were long time friends.  Have many memories of square dancing and the camping good times.  RIP George