Robert (Bob) Kramer

    Robert (Bob) G. Kramer, 78, of Dubuque, Iowa and Mission, Texas and formerly of Nebraska, and Epworth and North Buena Vista, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
    The family will greet friends and relatives from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m.  Immediately following, the celebration will continue at Hosch’s Pond at 19509 E. Pleasant Grove Rd., Peosta, Iowa.  
    Robert (Bob) G. Kramer was born March 14, 1938 in Winside, son of Gustav and Edna (Pfeiffer) Kramer.  He received his education in Winside. He served in the Army from 1955-1957. He married Carolyn Nelson on Jan. 25, 1959 in Winside. They later divorced. In 1976 he moved to Iowa. On June 13, 1987 he married  Mary Ann Kramer in Epworth, Iowa, and she preceded him in death. He was a true cowboy at heart and spent his working years in agricultural related jobs, retiring from Dyersville Implement in 2007. He loved spending winters in Texas, playing cards, working on his golf carts, fishing, being around horses, visiting casinos, garage sales and flea markets and exchanging stories and laughter with friends.                    
    Survivors include his significant other, Judy Yost, of Dubuque, Iowa; his two children, Tom (Mary Ann) Kramer of Pleasant Hope, Mo., Teri (Lynn) Trask of Cedar Falls, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Amber, Josh, Adam, Eli, Shay, Cadi, and Lyuda; one great grandchild, Brody; and one sister, Evelyn Anderson of Norfolk.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Todd Kramer, in 2011; one brother Marvin Kramer and one sister, Lois Hilfiker.
    A Robert G. Kramer Memorial Fund has been established. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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