Ivo J. KramerMay 16, 1938 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 82)
Ivo J. Kramer, 82, passed away at 1:15 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2020 at VanCrest of St. Marys. He was born on May 16, 1938 at home in Wapakoneta, to John & Emma (Lindhaus) Kramer who have preceded him in death. On October 25, 1958 he married Camille Frost, who survives at VanCrest of St. Marys.
Survivors also include four children, Tony (Cathy) Kramer, of Front Royal, VA, and Laurie (Randy) Barhorst, Kris (Lynn) Gerstner, and Kelly (Jerry) Krebs, all of Wapakoneta; 10 grandchildren, Allison (Matthew) Patrick, John Kramer, Sarah (John) Okland, Sherri (Justin) Rogers, Jodi (Chris) Wibley, Dr. Emily (Christopher) Post, David Gerstner, Jon Dr. Megan Rutledge) Krebs, Justin (Tatum Willoughby) Krebs, Kaitlin Camille Krebs; two sisters, Irene Shaffer, of Bluffton and JoAnn Averish, of Ottawa; two sister-in-laws, Nancy Kramer and Linda Kramer, both of Wapakoneta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Gloria Bauer, Paul Kramer, Rita Fronk, Kenny Kramer, and Mick Kramer.
Ivo retired after 52 years of public service as a soil & water conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a devoted agriculturalist, who was proud to teach evening ag classes at The Ohio State University. Ivo also served his community by being an Auglaize County Commissioner for 12 years. He loved helping people and talking with all the area farmers. When not working or farming, Ivo could usually be found fishing, his favorite pastime. He also loved watching The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns football, and the Cincinnati Reds baseball. Ivo was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, but his true treasure was his family. A loyal husband and loving dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, Ivo will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Father Sean Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. Social distancing and masks will be required. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta OH 45895