Robert F. Kramer 1931-2017

Robert Franklin Kramer,  age 85 of Stapleton,  passed away Tuesday  March 7, 2017 in Lincoln.  Robert was born on September  21, 1931 in rural  Logan County near Stapleton,  to Franklin J. and  Ethel T. (Gill) Kramer.  He served in the Army  from September 1953  until September 1955,  during the Korean Era,  serving at Ft. Lewis, WA.  He was the honor graduate  of his army intensive  training class.  After his discharge from  the army he married  Hazel Small on November 12, 1955 in  Tryon and to this union six children  were born, Danny, Aneta, Alvin, Rolland,  Arthur, and Marie. In 1957 the  family moved to the school section four  miles southwest of Stapleton and this is  where he raised his family.  After Hazel’s death in December 1992,  he married Doris Paul on August 11,  2000 and the family grew by four children.  In his younger years he was the family  mechanic. Everyone called on Robert  to work on their tractors. He farmed in  the Stapleton area all of his life. He was  very active in the American Legion. He  helped remodel the current Vet’s Club  in 1974. Robert enjoyed western  movies, John Wayne movies in particular,  playing cards, fishing, hunting and  dancing – he met both of his wives on  the dance floor.  Robert is survived by his sons Danny  (Kristy) Kramer of Stapleton, Alvin  (Peggy) Kramer of West Point, NE, Rolland  (Jan) Kramer of  North Platte, and Arthur  (Becky) Kramer of Stapleton;  daughter Marie  (Layne) Pyzer of North  Platte; additional children  Brenda Paul of MD, Peggy  (Mike) Fox of North Platte,  Steven (Alice) Paul of  North Platte and Darwin  Paul of Denver, CO; 16  grandchildren; 26 great  grandchildren; siblings  MaryAnn (Ben) Fox, Audrey  (Bob) Magnuson,  Richard (Karen) Kramer,  Kenneth D. (Peggy)  Kramer; sisters-in-law  Louise Kramer and Deb  Kramer; as well as other extended family  members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents;  his wives Hazel and Doris; daughter  Aneta Engel; granddaughter  Elizabeth Thompson; and siblings  George (Darleen) Kramer, Edna (Leroy)  Griffiths, Raymond Kramer, Joseph  Kramer and Alta Faye Kramer.  Memorials are suggested to the American  Legion Post 324 and online condolences  may be shared at  Christian Wake Services were held  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Adams and  Swanson Funeral Home. Mass of  Christian Burial was held Monday,  March 13, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic  Church with Reverend James Novakowski  as Celebrant. Burial followed  at St. John’s Cemetery in Stapleton  with military honors.  Adams and Swanson Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements.