American Veteran 08

Earl Thomas Kramer

September 19, 1931 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

Earl Thomas Kramer, 88, went to be with his heavenly Father, on Wednesday April 22, 2020.  He died in his home in Livingston.

He leaves behind his daughter, Debbie; his son, Steve (Julie); and his dear friend and companion, Marilyn Burdick; grandchildren, Amy, Patrick, Sam and Martha; 6 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Delores who died in 1993.

He was born in Granville, North Dakota, the son of Thomas and Hazel Kramer.  He proudly served his country in the Korean War.  He was a good businessman who owned a drive-in in Everett Washington, a Texaco gas station in Beach North Dakota, and the Dairy Queen in Livingston.  After selling the DQ he owned and ran the Park Car Wash and the Empire video store.  He did well.  He was a hard-working, honest man who was well liked and respected in his community.

Earl was a good and faithful husband to his wife Delores.  He was a selfless, loving servant to her in her long history of suffering with lupus.  He was a wonderful father to his children, providing for their every emotional, physical, and spiritual need.  He regularly expressed his love for them and was a great encourager and support in their lives. 

Earl Kramer was an active member in his church, American Lutheran in Livingston, and had a sincere faith in Jesus Christ.  He was an avid golfer, gifted woodworker, a lover of country bluegrass music and a fair banjo picker. 

A private service will be held for him at a later date.

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