Edward Earl Kramer, 92, Carbondale: Oct. 14, 1925 – June 18, 2018

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Edward Earl Kramer, 92, of Carbondale, Kan., passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1925 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Frank Kramer and Elna M. (Hollister) Kramer.

He grew up in the Overbrook and Manhattan, Kan., areas and moved to Albuquerque, N.M., his senior year where he graduated from high school.

Edward served our country during World War II in the United States Navy with the rank of Seaman 1st Class with the Submarine Division 61, USS Pintado. He was honorably discharged April 14, 1946. He worked at the Sunflower Ammunition Depot in DeSoto, Kan., before working as a control mechanic for DuPont, in Tecumseh, Kan. He worked there more than 30 years before his retirement in 1988.

Edward was united in marriage to Wilma O’Brien on Oct. 24, 1952. They shared more than 65 years of marriage.

He was a long time member of a square dancing group, Friendship Squares, of Topeka, Kan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was known as a jokester and Mr. Fixit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Bill, Frank, Roger, Dale and Richard Kramer; a sister, Katherine Roark; and a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Kramer.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; four daughters, Joycelyn Roney and her husband, Sonny, of Carbondale, Anne Stout and her husband, Greg, Burlingame, Kan., Kathy Nydegger and her husband, Jerry, Burlingame, and Diana Baldry and her husband, Rick, Topeka; a son, Edwin Kramer, Wichita, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. June 21, at Overbrook United Methodist Church, 1001 Maple St., Overbrook. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Overbrook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524.

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