OBITUARY ~ TODD ROBERT KRAMER
October 2, 1968 ~ August 22, 2011
Todd Robert KRAMER (known as Oopie to all in Mt. Ayr), 42, Grinnell, died August 22, 2011, at his home in Grinnell, Iowa.
Todd was born October 2, 1968, in Norfolk, Nebraska. He graduated from Mt. Ayr Community High School in 1987 and from
Northwest Missouri State University in 1991. He married Amy WACHA in 1999 and they were later divorced. The light of his
life, Eli, was born March 15, 2003. Todd worked as a sales representative for EarthLink at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his son Eli KRAMER, Cedar Rapids; mother and step-father, Sue and Elno HOFFMAN, Cedar Falls; his
father, Robert (Bob) KRAMER and his special friend Judy YOST, Buena Vista; maternal grandmother, Edna LOEWE, Norfolk,
NE; one brother, Tom KRAMER and wife MaryAnn, Shawano, WI; one sister, Teri TRASK and husband Lynn, Cedar Falls, IA;
two nephews, Josh (J. T.) ROKUSEK and Adam KRAMER and two nieces, Andrea WALLACE and Amber WENDLAND, and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his step-mother, MaryAnn KRAMER; grandparents, Gustav KRAMER, Gus NELSON, and Edna KRAMER.
The family was present for a visitation at 12:00 and
Memorial Services were held at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, on Sunday, August 28
with Rev. Michael MADDY officiating. Musical selections included "When I Get Where I'm Going," "Amazing Grace"
and "Round Up Time in Heaven."
Honorary pallbearers were Royce ROTTINGHAUS, Bill MESSEROLD, Brad JOHNSON,
Anthony HENDERSON, Erin JACKSON, Jamie GROUT, Jeff MILNER, Ron WISEMAN, Kevin JACKSON, Bob JOHNSON, Ryan
RICHIE and Joel ENGEL.
A luncheon followed at the United Baptist Presbyterian Church in Mt. Ayr.
Memorials are to a scholarship for his son.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2011
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