Curtis W. Kramer, age 85, Town of Sheboygan, was born into eternal life with his loving family by his side on Friday May 27th, 2016, at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.
Curt was born January 1st, 1931 to the late Gaylord and Lillian (Knickerbacher) Kramer, in Little Chute, Wisconsin.
He proudly served his country from 1951 to 1953 where he was in active duty with the Army during the Korean War. His role in Korea was driving a bulldozer to build roads to allow ambulances to retrieve the wounded from the front lines. In November of 2013, Curtis was honored for his service by the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, where he went to Washington DC and was able to see the Korean War Memorial among many other amazing sites. Curt regarded this trip as one of the best days of his life.
On July 21st, 1956 Curtis married the love of his life, Mary Ann Stahl. The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this July. They resided in St. Nazianz, WI, later settling in Sheboygan, WI where they raised their two children, Daniel and Carol.
Curtis worked for Kohler Company for 38 1/2 years. He began his career in the foundry, and eventually worked his way to the shipping department at the generator plant, retiring in 1992.
Curt was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Parish in Sheboygan. He loved being outside, whether it was working on his immaculate yard, working on his car, or jogging, which he did well into his 60's. He was also an avid coin collector and is partly responsible for taking wheat pennies out of circulation. Curtis was well known among his family, friends, and neighbors for his gentle, kind spirit and his willingness to drop everything to help anyone in need. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially going out to eat and attending grandchildren's activities.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, daughter Carol (David) Obremski, and three grandchildren; Kayla, Kelsey, and Kyle Obremski, along with many nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Daniel Kramer, three sisters and three brothers.
A time of visitation and support for family and friends will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2113 N. 22nd St., Sheboygan on Tuesday, May 31 from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 PM with Fr. Phil Reifenberg presiding. Private committal at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Curtis's name.
The family would like to thank the staff and Dr. Santhosh Kumar at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, as well as the staff in the ER at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. Last but not least, the family would like to thank the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls for making the last week of Curt's life comfortable.