Franklin Kramer

July 29, 1923 - Nov. 26, 2011

Franklin Kramer, of the Big Bend/Vernon Center area, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the age of 88.

He was the loving dad of Jane Dombrowski of Oak Creek, Mary (Mike) Stefanski of Burlington, Karen Kramer of Appleton, Sharon (Richard) Quimby of Adams, Daniel Kramer of Delavan and Sandy (Keith Pine) Kramer of Whitewater; proud grandpa of Joey Dombrowski, Delta Quimby, Lisa Dombrowski, Derrick Quimby, Sheila Merkes and Danielle Walsko; and proud great-grandpa of eight. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Betty Kramer of Waterford, and other relatives and friends.

Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; seven brothers; and one sister.

Franklin worked for Kearney & Trecker/Giddings & Lewis steel manufacturing for 38 years. He enjoyed the outdoor life and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St., Mukwonago. Burial will follow at Vernon Center Cemetery.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at