Blanche K. Kramer, 93, of Hinton, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her home in Hinton.
Blanche Kathleen Kramer was born May 26, 1911 at Sunnyside, Wash., the daughter of Charles and Mary E. (Vetter) Brown. When Blanche was a young girl, the family moved to a farm west of Le Mars. Blanche attended country school near her home and would later work as a housekeeper for neighboring families.
On Aug. 30, 1930. Blanche and Arthur W. Kramer were united in marriage at Woden, Minn. The couple made their home on a farm near Merrill. They relocated to a farm in Stanton Township in Plymouth County, and farmed there for a few years prior to their move to West Le Mars. Blanche and her family would then move to a farm near Hinton. Arthur died Dec. 14, 1975. Shortly thereafter Blanche moved to Hinton.
From 1985 to 1986 she baked pies, cinnamon rolls, and was responsible for the salad bar at the Truck Haven Restaurant in Le Mars, a job she thoroughly enjoyed.
Survivors include her son, Eugene Kramer of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Elizabeth Shaw-VanderKooi of Le Mars and Sue Rae Labahn and her husband, Bill of Hinton; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Brown of Salix; a sister, Florence Thoms of Le Mars; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; a grandson, Wade Kramer; her brothers and their wives, Glenn and Margaret Brown and Ray and Dorothy Brown.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Gutzmer of the Hinton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service set for 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Richard VanderKooi, Kyle Davis, Brian Hill, Brandon De Rocher, Billy Labahn, and Michael Shaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Paula VanderKooi, Holli Davis, Joel Hill, Mikki De Rocher, Dani Howard, and Kelly Carr.