Adeline A. "Addy" Kramer, 84, of Pine Island, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at her residence in Pine Island.
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The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island, with Pastor Kip Groettum and Pastor John Torris Lohre co-officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Mahler Chapel in Pine Island, and on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Adeline Adele Naatz was born March 4, 1929, in Kasson, to Harry and Adele (nee Ludwig) Naatz. Addy grew up on a dairy farm in Kasson, attended Kasson School and graduated from Kasson High School in 1947. Addy worked for two-and-a-half years as a receptionist/bookkeeper for Peoples Natural Gas Co. in Kasson. On Feb. 14, 1948, she married Darroll Kramer at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson. They lived on a dairy farm near Kasson for 10 years. In 1958, they purchased a farm near Pine Island and together they farmed until 1991 when they retired. In 1992, Addy started working as a wing assistant at the Pine Haven Care Center and worked there for 12 years. On Nov. 1, 2012, Addy moved to Evergreen Place Assisted Living in Pine Island and rented the farm house to her granddaughter Jenna, fulfilling one of Addy's longtime dreams. For 45 years, Addy decorated cakes for weddings, graduations, birthdays and other special events.
Addy was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island and the Cancer Survival Group, serving as a supportive member of the group. Addy was a 41-year survivor of breast cancer. Addy enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, traveling on bus tours, watching the birds at her feeders and going to the casinos.
Addy is survived by her children, Gary (Carol) Kramer, Glenda (Jeff) Dohrmann, Gerri (Joe) Heimberg and Ken (Vicky) Kramer, all of Pine Island; 15 grandchildren; 27-and-a-half great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Nancy) Naatz of Mantorville and Kenneth (Marie) Naatz of Hobbs, N.M.; half-brother, Harold (Jan) Naatz of Austin; and three half-sisters. Addy loved her family dearly.
Addy was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Darroll; two infant daughters, Sandra and Mary; her parents, Adele and Harry; and sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Melvin Hanson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Saint Paul Lutheran Church or Seasons Hospice.
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Oct. 21, 2013