September 16, 2013


Donald J. Kramer, 83, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Memorial service was Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. The family will direct memorials.

He was born in Carroll, Iowa, on Sept. 9, 1930, to the late John and Emma (Lammers) Kramer.

Donald was a salesman most of his working life and held positions with Driscoll Leather and Eli Walker Companies. He also owned and operated Carl's Shoe Repair for a time in Council Bluffs. Donald was also an accomplished woodcarver and was one of the golf rangers at Fox Run.

Donald is survived by his wife, Alice Kramer; children, Jeanette Kenny (Larry), Jerry Kramer, Richard Kramer (Mary), Kathy Dales (Harvey), Beverly Kramer, Mark Kramer, Tim Kramer, Jennifer Lease (Jeromy); 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant child, Allan Kramer; granddaughter Rachel Dales; daughter-in-law Paula Kramer; brother Howard Kramer; and sister Dorothy Kramer.