Mary Lou Kramer, 85, Huntingburg

Mary Lou Kramer, 85, of Huntingburg, passed away at 3:10 a.m., on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

She was born August 8, 1933, in Vincennes to Roy “Pete” and Helen (Fields) Wilkes and married Olan Kramer on February 14, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes. 

Mary Lou was proprietor of Pappy’s Sports Cards & Gifts, a Den Mother, past president of the Southridge High School Band Boosters and a diehard Southridge fan. 

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister; V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary; Vincennes Fraternal Order of Eagles; Huntingburg Foundation; and the Herbstfest committee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olan Kramer, on May 9, 1989; by one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by eight children, Mike (Jerri) Kramer of Huntingburg, Lou Ann (Nick) Weyer of Carmel, David (Jan) Kramer of Jasper, Pat (Christie) Kramer of Holland, Joe (Brenda) Kramer of Ferdinand, Mark (Dana) Kramer of Huntingburg, Kelly (Dwain) Schwoeppe of St. Henry and Janet (Brett Stetter) Kramer of Evansville; one brother, Paul “Skeet” Wilkes of Vincennes; two sisters, Sue Dyhause of Vincennes and Jean Richardson of Concord, North Carolina; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Ryan Hilderbrand.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, January 29. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund, the Dominican Sisters or S.H.S. Band Boosters. 

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