Timothy John Kramer

May 14, 2019
Kramer, Tim


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2019 at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1423 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo.  


Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo, where a parish scripture service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Friends may also call an hour prior to the services on Monday at the Church.


Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Raymond with Full Military Honors accorded by Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and the US Navy Honors Detail.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Tim’s family, c/o Kearns Funeral Service, 3146 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702


Timothy John Kramer, age 69, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 7, 1949 in Waterloo, the son of John George and Mary “Rozella” Harrington Kramer.  Tim graduated from Waterloo Columbus High School with the Class of 1968 and earned an Associate degree in Nursing from Hawkeye Community College in 1985.  Tim was united in marriage with Diane Marie Koch on April 29, 1978 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raymond.  Diane preceded him in death on April 2, 2011.  Tim was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War.

Tim was a Registered Nurse at the Black Hawk County Health department for 20 years and also worked as a part time nurse at the former Parkview Gardens Care Center for 3 years.  He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and enjoyed working on home improvement projects, making stained glass and a good card game.  In recent years he has enjoyed traveling all over the world.

Survivors include his son, Adam Kramer of Waterloo; 3 brothers, Mike (Becky) Kramer of Waukon, IA., Paul (Robyn) Kramer of Apple Valley, MN., and Mark Kramer of Farmington, MN.; a sister, Mary Ann (Bill) Judd of La Porte City, IA.; numerous nieces and nephews and his two cats, Marty and Sadie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane and a nephew, Clay Kramer.

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  1. Jeffrey Reith | May 20, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Tim's death.  So glad he got to do a lot of traveling since his retirement. It sure sounded like he loved it!  Adam we are thinking of you and the family.  Jeff  and Lynne Reith 
  2. ERNIE WENGER | May 17, 2019
  3. Judy (Schultz) Daubenmier | May 17, 2019
    I am sorry to hear about Tim's death. We went to St. Mary's grade school together and his family lived near us on Sherman St. I remember him as a very nice kid, but unfortunately haven't seen him for years as we moved out of state. I'm glad he was able to travel and see the world.
  4. Mary Wilber | May 15, 2019

    Tim was a very special neighbor for years.

    We were blessed. My heart goes out to Adam and the family. Praying for the peace that surpasses understanding.

    Tony and Mary Wilber

  5. Cheryl Van Erem | May 15, 2019

    Sorry to hear of Tim's passing.  I saw him a couple months ago with and we talked for a while.  I was so impressed on  all his travels.  He was such a nice guy and so easy to talk with and we talked for a couple of hours.  


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