Larry Lynford Kramer
Feb. 2, 1944 ó April 8, 2015
Larry Lynford Kramer, 71, of Sullivan, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home.
He was born February 2, 1944, to Edgar Sr. and Clara (Baneck) Kramer in Hustisford. His mother passed away when he was 9 years old. He attended Concord Grade School and graduated from Johnson Creek High School in 1962. He was baptized on February 23, 1944, and confirmed on March 30, 1958, as a member of St. Stephenís Lutheran Church in Concord.
Larry married Beverly Anne Boltz on October 19, 1968, and became a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church Golden Lake/Sullivan. They have lived in Sullivan on the family farm all their lives.
He was a dairy farmer from a young boy on. Later on he worked on a road construction, at Gaugert Implement Service in Sullivan and at Target Distribution in Oconomowoc until he retired.
Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Anne (Boltz) Kramer of Sullivan; four lovingchildren, Cindy (Tom) Larson of Tomahawk, John Kramer of Stanley, Tanya Kramer (fiance Trevor Maffei) of Portland, Ore., and Rick Kramer of Waukesha; two grandchildren, Ryan and Zackary Larson; siblings Edgar Jr. (Darlene) Kramer and Mary (Robert) Wolter; sister-in-law Helen Roessger; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Kramer Sr., in 1971; mother, Clara (Baneck) Kramer, in 1953; and brother Wayne Kramer in 1995.
Larry enjoyed going fishing in his pond with his grandsons as well as going fishing in Madison with his brother-in-law Eugene. He also enjoyed spending time playing cards with his family.
Larry loved farming, and upon retiring from Target he continued his love of growing things by having a huge garden. This usually consisted of roughly 30 tomato plants. He also planted many watermelon, cantaloupe, onions, radishes, squash and Indian corn, much of which he shared with his family and friends.
He recently traveled to Utah with his wife by train to see Godís creations with his daughter Tanya and her fiance, Trevor. He has traveled out to Portland, Ore., a few times to visit her.
He enjoyed visiting rummage sales and flea markets, as well as tinkering with machinery with his good friend, Glenn. He was quite the handyman, and was good at fixing things with whatever material he happened to have on hand.
Larry enjoyed visiting family and friends and enjoyed meeting up with his buddies for breakfast. He was also quite the jokester and loved the comedy of Red Skelton, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy and The Red Green show.
A visitation and memorial service were held at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Sullivan on Sunday, April 12, with the Rev. Dean Zemple officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be given to St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Rainbow Hospice or charity of choice.
Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 920-261-2218 or visit online at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
He is now at peace with his father in heaven.