Graveside services for Willis F. Kramer, 75, of
Caldwell, who died Sunday, Dec. 7, at home of
natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hillcrest Memorial
Bishop Del Bally of the Caldwell Fourth Ward Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate, under
the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Kramer was born April 27, 1911, in
Nesbit, Neb., to Joseph and Annie E. Campbell Kramer.
a young man, he farmed the family homestead for a year after
his father died in 1929. In
1930, he went to Grand Valley, Colo.,
where he went into the sheep business with his
brother-in-law and sister, Hallie and Madeline Parkhurst.
In 1940, he moved to
Anaheim, Calif., where he co-owned Bill and Fred's
Service Station. By
1941 he was working in
constructing training aircraft.
He enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force and served as an engineer-instructor in
B-17s, B-24s and B-32s.
He married Glenna Ralston July 8, 1944, in
was honorably discharged from the Air Force at Lawery Field,
Colo., in December 1945.
They came in 1947 to Nampa, where he was
employed by Fuller Paint and Glass as a glazier and glass
cutter. In 1950, he
joined the painters union local No. 477 in
and was a painter for 27 years.
1964, he came to Caldwell, where he purchased and managed the
He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a son and
daughter-in-law, Bill and Tammie Kramer of Boise; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Chet Zimmerly of Nampa
and Ann and John Lezamiz of Twin Falls; three sisters, May
(Mrs. Tom) Ambler of North Platte, Neb., Madeline Miles of
Grand Junction, Colo., and Gladys (Mrs. Max) Faulkner of
Denver; two brothers, Clifford Kramer of Stapleton, Neb.,
and Walter Kramer of Hemet, Calif.; and six grandchildren
including, Shane and Dausha Zimmerly of Nampa.
was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis and George.
Friends may call
today until 9 p.m. at the Caldwell Dakan chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Jeremy Ellis Family Heart Fund,
Idaho First National Bank, Karcher branch, Nampa 83651; or flowers
may be sent.