Audean F. Kramer 1926 - 2010 McLouth
Mass of Christian burial for Audean F. Kramer, 84, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mr. Kramer died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at F.W. Huston Senior Living in Winchester.
He was born May 7, 1926, in rural Easton, the son of Elmer F. and Barbara M. Wagner Kramer. He attended Hebron School through eighth grade and was a 1944 graduate of Easton Rural High School.
Mr. Kramer attended St. Mary College in Leavenworth for a year and earned a teaching certificate. He began his teaching career at the Edmond’s School and at the “Old 95 Scatter Creek School.” Mr. Kramer then began working construction. He worked as a building contractor from 1950 to 2005. Mr. Kramer also was a farmer and stockman in the McLouth area.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie and had formerly been a member of St. Lawrence Church in Easton. Mr. Kramer was a 50-year member of Knights of Columbus, Mooney Creek Council and was a 50-year member of Plum Grove Grange. He was a life member of the Jefferson County Historical Society, where he served as building maintenance superintendent for Old Jefferson Town for many years. Mr. Kramer was a board member of Rural Water District No. 12 and also served as Union Township clerk for many years.
He married Clara Maye Grace on April 22, 1950, in Tonganoxie. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2000.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Morris Ray, and a daughter, Sue A. Kramer.
Survivors include five sons, Kenneth, McLouth, Kevin M. and wife Margaret, Lincoln, Neb., Kerry M. and wife Sandy, McLouth, Kelly M. and wife Sherry, Five Points, Ala., and Kris M. and wife Lisa, Lawrence; two daughters, Audeana M. Connel and husband Russel, Leavenworth, and Glenda G. Wilk and husband Ray, Topeka; a sister, Darlene Schoenfeld, Grainfield; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, where a rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Historical Society, Union Township Fire Department, Sacred Heart Church or Sunflower Home Health Department, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066.
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