Billy Merton Kramer, 85, of Cedar Rapids IA., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at St Luke's Hospital. A private memorial service will be held Friday, March 20, 2020. Bill will be laid to rest in The Eternal Love Garden at Cedar Memorial Cemetery.
Bill was born on November 29, 1934 in Edgewood, IA the son of Howard and Velma Kramer. Bill married Sandra Marie Peiffer on March 4, 1966.
Bill is survived by three children: A daughter Kari Cerato of Charleston, SC, Two sons and their spouses, Kelly (Jan) Kirk, Marion, IA, Kevin (Tracey) Kirk, Robins IA. Four brothers: Tom (Judy) Kramer, Mesa AZ, Noel (K.C.) Kramer, Marathon KS, Monte (Margaret) Kramer, Mt Vernon IA, Kirk (Jane) Kramer, Robins, IA. Seven grandchildren: Joseph Cerato Jr., Peter Cerato, Spencer Kirk, Kate Kirk, Joshua Wellman, Elise Beck, and AlexSandra Kirk. As well as many neices and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Sandra, daughter Kimetha and son Kris. His parents, two sisters and one brother.
Bill spent 42 years of employment with Johnson Gas Appliance Company as a Tool and Die Maker. He was a proud member of UAW. A military veteran (Army). He loved the IOWA HAWKEYES. His hobbies included: Ham Radio Operation, Reading, Computers, SuduKo, Crossword Puzzles.
Bill was a simple man with a quiet manner. He will be greatly missed by all of those whom loved and cherished him.