March 20, 2014


James Rudolph Krambeer, 79, of Lake View, Iowa, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Rio Grande Valley Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Alamo Country Club in Alamo, Texas, with the Rev. Robert Slade officiating. He is pastor at Love of Christ Lutheran Church in Weslaco, Texas, where James and his wife, Barbara, attended.

Condolences for the family can be sent to Barbara Krambeer at 917 Citrus Drive, Alamo, Texas 78516.

Kreidler Funeral Home Inc. in McAllen, Texas, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

James was born March 29, 1934, in Luana, Iowa, to John and Gabriella (Landt) Krambeer. He spent most of his youth in Monona, Iowa, and attended Monona High School. Following high school he served three years in the U.S. Army before attending Upper Iowa University and graduating in 1960. He worked as the Carroll County, Iowa, director of Human Services in Carroll for more than 20 years before retiring in 1992.

James married Barbara Derry on May 1, 1982. The couple moved from Carroll to Lake View in 1990 and also spent many winters in South Texas.

James enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends. He was an avid golfer and trout fisherman. He also enjoyed boating, travel and ballroom dancing.

James is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Todd, and grandchildren, Chelsey and Austin of San Antonio, Texas; stepsons Ted of Ankeny, Iowa, and Timothy of Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; stepdaughter, Cynthia of Webster City, Iowa; stepgrandchildren Alex and his wife Amanda of Omaha, Neb., Eric of Charleston, S.C., McKenna of Kansas City, Kan., Derek and Kendra of Webster City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Harlan, in 1968.