Richard Walker Kramer, 96, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home in Idaho Falls.
He was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Dekalb, Ill., to Charles and Gertrude Steuben Kramer. He attended high school in Ingelwood, Calif., and went on to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
He married Cora Ruby Kramer, who died in 2000. He married Linda Lamborn on May 19, 2006, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Idaho Falls.
Richard was an aeronautical engineer, working on projects from the Titan missile to nuclear power. He was honest and true and always stood strong in the face of adversity.
He was a good man, a good husband, father and friend. He was a champion trap shooter and an avid fisherman. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and became a Shriner at the age of 91.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kramer; son, Brian P. Fox of Boise; daughters, Linda Palmer and Michelle Benson, both of Idaho Falls, and Marianne Fox of Coeur d'Alene; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Charles Kramer; his sister, Elizabeth Kenyon; and his mother and father, Charles and Gertrude Kramer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls. A viewing for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Hospice of Eastern Idaho, 1810 Moran St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401-4337, (208) 529-0342; or to Shriners International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, (813)281-0300.
Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.