URBANA: Duane H. Kramer, age 82, died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, June 25, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Urbana with Rev. Ardel Barta as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, rural Urbana with graveside military rites conducted by the Walter J. Meyocks American Legion Post #264 and United States Marine Corps Military Honors. A Rosary will be recited at 2:00 pm, followed by visitation from 2:30 until 5:30 pm on Sunday at St. Mary’s in Urbana. A memorial fund has been established.
Duane was born on October 7, 1935 in Urbana, the son of Lawrence and Alice (Willford) Kramer. He graduated from Urbana High School. Duane served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 through 1956 during the Korean Conflict. On October 31, 1955, he was united in marriage to Yvonne Roseberry at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spencer’s Grove.
Duane worked as a foreman for Rockwell-Collins in Cedar Rapids for 35 years. He was an active member at St. Mary’s and said the rosary twice daily and enjoyed studying the Bible, Catholic history and the Saints. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Walter J. Meyocks American Legion Post in Urbana. Duane enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved wintering in Texas. He also enjoyed his I-phone and Facebook. His greatest joy was spending time with Michelle, Steve and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Steve) Foley of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, Melissa (Jacy) Watts of Marion and Melanie (Ambrea) Manley, Michael Foley of Hamilton, IL, Ashley (and fiancé Rob Deason) Foley of Cedar Rapids and Jennica (and fiancé Daniel Zwick) Foley of Hills; great-grandchildren Savannah and Parker Watts, Sophia Deason and Patriot Manley; sister Kathy (Gary) Durow of Center Point; brothers, Keith (Judy) Kramer of Urbana, Brian (Susan) Kramer of Center Point and Michael (Terrie) Kramer of Urbana; and his brother-in-law, Leo (Madonna) Roseberry of Urbana.
He was preceded in death by his parents his wife Yvonne and his grandson Ryan Duane.