Violet KramerMay 3, 1934 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 83)
In Loving Memory Of
Violet Mae Kramer
Violet Kramer, the daughter of Peter M. and Selma Othelia (Ross) Onken, was born on May 12, 1934 on a farm west and north of Sibley, IA. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school thru the 8th grade and then completed 4 years at the Sibley High School. Violet attended Trinity Reformed Church in Sibley and was confirmed there. She was very active in 4-H as she grew up. Violet was united in marriage to Kriene Bernard Kramer on November 1, 1952 in George, IA. After their marriage they lived in Washington D.C. while Kriene was stationed there during the Korean War and they had 2 sons while living there. In 1955 they moved to a farm near Rushmore, MN, where 4 more children were born, 2 boys and 2 girls. In 1963 they moved to a farm near Little Rock, IA where they lived and had 4 more children, all girls. They attended the rural First Baptist Church of George, IA. The 3 oldest children graduated from Little Rock. In August of 1974 the family moved to Fulda, MN where they continued to farm and all the rest of the children graduated from the Fulda High School. Violet worked very hard raising her 10 children. She also had a huge garden, which she canned and froze produce to feed her family. They became members of the First Presbyterian Church. She became involved in Bible study, the Presbyterian Women’s organization, where she also served as president. Violet taught Sunday school and was part of the women’s quilting group. She volunteered for the Fulda Food Shelf and served on the board. Violet made and gave away many quilts, at least one to every grandchild. She enjoyed all kinds of puzzles, loved to color, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Violet passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Worthington, MN at the age of 83
Survivors include her children, Glen (Trish) Kramer of Avoca, MN, Stanley (Beth) Kramer of Fulda, MN, Debra (Mark) Knorr of Fulda, MN, Sandra (Gary) Spaeth of Currie, MN, Kriene (Darla) Kramer of Adrian, MN, Peggy (Mark) Gehl of Fulda, MN, Faye (Clayton) Gehl of Fulda, MN, Teresa (Greg) Wede of Worthington, MN and Julie (Lee) Buchholz of Brewster, MN; 31 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Carol Jean Spiering, Mary Jo Meyers and Juli-Ann Maloney and 1 sister-in-law, Mary Kramer. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kriene Bernard Kramer, son Kelvyn Kriene Kramer, granddaughter, Kelsie Kramer, 2 great-grandsons, Elisha Kenyi Spaeth and James Buga Spaeth, sister, Avis Eileen Van Briesen and 2 brothers, Dale Allen Onken and John Peter Onken.
First Presbyterian Church Fulda, MN at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The organist is Tiffany Gehl. Special music provided by Katrina Philp. The pallbearers are Phil Kramer, Kody Kramer, Scott Knorr, William Spaeth, Will Gehl, Benjamin Gehl and Caleb Wede. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining grandchildren. Interment at the First Baptist Cemetery George, IA.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 AM at the church on Saturday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.