Karl Kramer Jr., 94, RockportJanuary 24, 2019
Karl Kramer Jr., 94, of Rockport, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at his home, Knob Hill Farms.
Karl was born in Spencer County on April 22, 1924, to Karl A. and Gertrude (Whitehouse) Kramer.
He was a 1942 graduate of Chrisney High School.
Karl was a lifelong grain and cattle farmer. He was a steward of his land and used extensive conservation practices to preserve its fertility and production. Karl was a charter member of the National Farm Organization (NFO) in Spencer County starting in 1960.
Karl was an avid collector of antique tools, Indian artifacts found on his own property, and was an antique tractor club member.
Karl was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years Emma Lou (Fueger); and sister Gloria Ann Fischer.
He is survived by a son Larry A. Kramer (Sharon) of Bennet, Nebraska; two daughters, Linda Hesson (Bill) of Rockport and daughter Susan J. Goldman (Floyd Keith) of Richland; a sister-in-law, Mary Janet Mattingley of Hatfield; six grandchildren, Kimberlee Hesson of Rockport, Kristine Hesson of Evansville, Brian Kramer (Jenny) of Lincoln, Nebraska, Anne (Michael) Guldemond of Omaha, Nebraska, and Scott A. Goldman and Tara Compton (Jeff) of Richland; 11 great-grandchildren, Galen, Lydia, Finnegan and Eli Kramer, Zachary Ferguson, Nicholas Bingle, Kaleigh and Tiphani Goldman and Hannah, Holton and Houston Compton; and three great-great-grandchildren, Ramona Emma June Ferguson and Nolan Ray Frields.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chrisney.
Memorial contributions can be made to Spencer County 4-H or Spencer County Hospice.
Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport is handling arrangements.
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