Obituaries

Audean F. Kramer 1926 - 2010 McLouth

Mass of Christian Burial for Audean F. Kramer, 84, McLouth, was Monday, July 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mr. Kramer died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the FW Huston Senior Living Center in Winchester.
He was born May 7, 1926, in rural Easton, the son of Elmer F. and Barbara M. Wagner Kramer. He attended the Hebron School through eighth grade and was a 1944 graduate of Easton Rural High School.
Mr. Kramer attended St. Mary College in Leavenworth for a year and earned a teaching certificate. He began his working life as a teacher at the Edmonds School and at the “Old 95 Scatter Creek School,” which was closer to his present home. He then started working construction in the days when all one needed was a saw and hammer to start work. He worked as a building contractor from 1950-2005. He also was a farmer and stockman in the McLouth area.
Mr. Kramer was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie and formerly had been a member of St. Lawrence Church in Easton. He was a 50-year member of Knights of Columbus, Mooney Creek Council and was a 50-year member of Plum Grove Grange. He was a lifetime member of the Jefferson County Historical Society, where he served as the building maintenance superintendent for Old Jefferson Town for many years. Mr. Kramer was a board member of Rural Water District No. 12 and also served as Union Township Clerk for many years.
He married Clara Maye Grace on April 22, 1950. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2000. He is survived by five sons, Kenneth Kramer, McLouth, Kevin M. (Margaret) Kramer, Lincoln, Neb., Kerry M. (Sandy) Kramer, McLouth, Kelly M. (Sherry) Kramer, Five Point, Ala., and Kris M. (Lisa) Kramer, Lawrence; two daughters, Audeana M. (Russel) Connel, Leavenworth, and Glenda G. (Ray) Wilk, Topeka; one sister, Darlene Schoenfeld, Grainfield; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Morris Ray Kramer, and a daughter, Sue A. Kramer.
Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Historical Society, Union Township Fire Department, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Sunflower Home Health Department, in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066; barenttchapeloaks.com.