Wilbur A. Kramer

Mass of Christian Burial for Wilbur A. Kramer, 89, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He died Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home.

Wilbur was born October 17, 1924 in Seneca, KS the son of Joseph and Frances (Holthaus) Kramer. He’s the last survivor of his family of nine.

He served his country in the U.S. Army/paratrooper. After returning from being drafted during WWII, Wilbur took over the family farm. Soon after that, he married Betty J. Henry on February 3, 1951 in Seneca, KS. He farmed until 1997 and then moved to Lawrence, KS.

He was a loving husband, devoted dad. He was fun-loving and kind.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; children, Mary Chris Kramer Schier (Jim), Brandenton, FL, Joe Kramer, Wichita, KS, Denise Kramer Heinen (Bill), Manhattan, KS, Mark Kramer (Elizabeth Marshall), Lawrence, Stan Kramer (Stephanie), Lawrence, Julie Vincent (Alec), Keller, TX and David Kramer (Christine), Topeka, KS; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, KS, and a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS.

The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Early Childhood Autism Project, The Lawrence Salvation Army or Lawrence Goodwill and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Diane Fienhage Goodwin on May 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Blessings to you all, dearest Betty and cousins. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Gina (Henry) Lodes on May 8, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the time and the days to come, love to you all.

  3. Stephanie (Henry) Hollingshead on May 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Betty and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  4. Mary Ann Heinen on May 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Dear Betty & Family,

    So sorry to learn of the death of Wilbur. I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I extend my sympaty especially to Denise and her family.

    Mary Ann Heinen

  5. Mary Fienhage Neal on May 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Aunt Betty and Family,

    Uncle Willie was such a fine man. All of us could learn a thing or two from how he conducted his life. Wes and I send you our love and our prayers for strength and peace.

  6. Leonard Kohake on May 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    To the family of Wilbur Kramer. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good friend and we shared many memories. Thoughts and prayes to all of you. Leonard and family…

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