Melvin "Mel" Kramer
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Melvin P. "Mel" Kramer, 86, of Allison, Iowa, formerly of Eldora, Iowa, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service at the church in Eldora, and then graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Allison Cemetery south of Allison, with coffee and fellowship to follow at St. James Lutheran Church in Allison. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Online condolences may be posted at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Melvin Paul Kramer was born June 1, 1926, in Allison, Iowa, son of David and Anna (Dralle) Kramer. On October 20, 1946, he was united in marriage to June Beebe, and their joy lasted 55 years until June went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2002. To this union were born Jeff, Julie, Jill and Jennifer. By happy chance Mel was reacquainted with, and married, Marcy Brandt on November 28, 2003.
He was the general manager of Farm Bureau Service Company in Eldora for 32 years until retiring in 1991.
Mel is survived by his wife, Marcy; son, Jeff (Nancy) Kramer of Hampton; daughters, Julie (Doug) Gowans of Cedar Falls, Jill (Jon) Ahnen of Clive, and Jennifer (Greg) Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home
905 Edgington Avenue Eldora, IA 50627
Published in Des Moines Register on May 6, 2013