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Paul J. Kramer, Sr.

October 12, 2020


Paul J. Kramer Sr., 94, joined his beloved wife, Mary Lou in Heaven on October 12, 20020, in his cherished Dubuque. 

Services will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Interment of his cremated remains will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family. 

He was born on February 25, 1926 in Farley, Iowa, son of Catherine Kramer (Minnis) and James Greenwood. He attended schools in Farley and Dubuque. Paul served in the U.S. Navy for five years during World War Two.

He married Mary Lou Pitzer, the love of his life, on May 6th, 1946. She preceded him in death on January 14th, 2007. Paul and Mary resided in Santa Clara, California for thirty-two years. Upon retirement they returned to Dubuque and their Midwest roots.

Surviving are six of his sons, Paul Jr., of Shingle Springs, Ca., Ronald of Roseberg, Or., Jack of Discovery Bay, Ca.,  James of Oregon, Steven of Santa Clara, Ca., and Terrence of California. Sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren also survive him. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents, two sons; Michael and Mitchell; daughter, Catherine, as well as, three sisters, Marie Lorraine, Jean Anne, six brothers; Louis, Clarence, Roy, Joseph, Dwight, and Francis, and two grandchildren; Stanley and Dawn.

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Private Interment

Mount Calvary Cemetery

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