Tom Kramer

Thomas Gorge Kramer, 67, of Motley, passed away on December 23, 2019 at Lakewood Health System, Staples.

A memorial service was held Jan. 7, 2020 at Motley United Methodist Church. 

Tom was born February 16, 1952 in Staples to Joseph and Helen (Kieffer) Kramer. Tom married his high school sweetheart, Robin Thorn in 1972. They made their home in Anoka for 36 years. 

Tom had a love of helping people. He enjoyed cutting wood with Paul, snowmobile trail grooming with Mick, or having a cup of coffee with his aunt, Florence. Put him in the woods deer hunting with Zachary, Joe and Bob, he was guaranteed to have a smile the whole time. He also like fixing things at church with Greg; but riding his John Deere tractor in the snow or mowing grass for hours was his joy. Sundays were reserved for the Vikings games. He was proud of his 42 years work at Coffmann Memorial Union, at the University of MN as Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor. He loved that building, the students and the full time staff that worked for him. He was known to them as TK. He always had his radio on and set to 94.5 KS95-Rock on!

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Robin; one son, Joseph (Carli) Kramer and one daughter, Jackie (John) Stockhausen; eight grandchildren, Zachary, Brianna, Nicholas, Kyle, Josephine, Maddy, Kennyn and Devyn; great-granddaughter, Kalynn; two sisters, MaryLou (Pat) Corkran and Janice Hallwachs; one brother, Ron (Carol) Kramer; brothers-in-law, Robert Thorn and Gary (Peggie) Thorn; sister-in-law, Gayle (Bruce) Quinn; 21 nieces and nephews, Debbie, Sue, Tim, Dan, Sandy, Vicky, Doug, Holly, Morgan, Carlyn, Andrew, Laurie, Shelly, Tracy, Gary, Mark, Mike, Taunee, Mitch, Jim, LeAnn and their spouses and children.

Arrangements were by Taylor Funeral Home.

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