ROBERT A. KRAMER, age 68
of New Bremen, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1:15 A.M. at the Vancrest of St. Marys. He was born on June 5, 1953 in Coldwater the son of the late Urban J. and Mary E. (Utz) Kramer. On September 1, 1973 he married Susan Ahlers who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are his children Matthew (Maureen) Kramer of St. Henry, Beth (Greg) Ivanovics of Chardon, Angie (Vern) Dye of Springboro, and Alan (Diana) Kramer of New Bremen; his grandchildren Anderson, Mylee, and Grayson Kramer, Isabella “Izzie”, Avery, and Sarah Ivanovics, Maria, Emma, Michael and Savannah Kramer. Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings Larry (Dian) Kramer of St. Marys, Kathie (Rob) Teague of New Bremen, and his in-laws Mike (Trina) Ahlers, Judy (Vern) Schwieterman, Lois (Mike) Elking, and Jeff (Jill) Ahlers. Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother James Kramer and a brother in-law Tommy Ahlers.
No matter what challenges Bob faced, he always had a smile on his face. He was friends with everyone he met and didn’t know a stranger. Often known as “Dodge Bob,” he enjoyed all things Dodge. He spent countless hours working in the garage and was the proud owner of a 1970 green Dodge Charger. In 2016, Bob retired from Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen after working there for over 45 years. He was a lifetime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and was a faithful servant of the Lord. He was an active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen where he served as an usher for numerous years. Bob always enjoyed playing one of his multiple guitars. He loved listening to classic rock and classical music, but the Beatles were always his favorite. His family was his pride and joy. As a family, some of his favorite memories were spent camping and boating at the lake. He loved watching his grandchildren participate in their numerous activities and sports. Family time was the highlight of his days. Like the Beatles would say, “All you need is love…love is all you need.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn and Deacon Greg Bornhorst officiating. Interment will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery near New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and also one hour at church prior to the Mass on Friday. Memorial contributions in memory of Bob can be made to the New Bremen Foundation (P.O. 97, New Bremen, Ohio 45869 – please indicate Bob’s name with your contribution) where a fund will be established to assist future New Bremen boy scouts fund their eagle scout projects. Online condolences to the family can be left on the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home website at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.