Gene L. Kramer

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Gene L. Kramer

September 25, 1932 - March 11, 2019

Gene L. Kramer Gene L. Kramer age 86 of Clinton, passed away Monday March 11, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday 4-6 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Clinton Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at

Gene was born on Sept. 25, 1932 in Sabula, IA, the son of George and Wilma (Carpenter) Kramer. He served in the US National Guard. He married Ardelle Lampe on July 21, 1950 in Iowa City, she died in 1995. Gene worked at Ralston Purina as a Class A Millwright for over 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, mushroom hunting, his animals, especially his dog and cats. Gene was known by the community as the man with the famous fudge, his own recipe.

Gene is survived by his five children, James (Gina) Kramer, Penny (Todd) Brown, Rita (Martin) Garshak, Debra Harrison, and John (Annmarie) Kramer; his daughter-in-law, Vickie Kramer; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and a great-great granddaughter; two brothers, George and Jerry Kramer; six sisters, Carol, Brenda, Sandy, Jacqueline, Sharon, Joyce, and Janet; several nieces & nephews, and special thanks to his caregivers, Ted and Cheryl Rettkowski. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mike, and two brothers, Milton and Ronnie.
Published on March 12, 2019
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