Eymard Kramer 1928-2019
Eymard J. Kramer, 90, of Holton, formerly of Topeka, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Plaza West Care Center with family by his side.
He was born July 30, 1928, in Baileyville, the son of Joe and Minnie (Bergman) Kramer.
Eymard attended Humphry Country School and graduated from the eighth grade. He attended high school in Baileyville and later received his G.E.D.
Eymard graduated from Auctioneer School in Kansas City in 1979. He worked at the Silver Lake Co-op, was a grain inspector at Scranton and was an auctioneer for many years. Eymard lived in the Holton community since 2015 and previously in Topeka for more than 30 years.
He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Topeka, he attended St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton and was a life member of Seneca Knights of Columbus #1769. He had a great love for Angus cattle, John Deere tractors, the great outdoors, country music and dancing.
Eymard married Joyce L. Anderson on Aug. 15, 1981, in Topeka. They celebrated more than 37 years of marriage.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Kramer, of the home; three sons, Stephen Kramer (Marcia), Wayne Kramer (Cindy) and Dave Kramer (Angie), all of Seneca; two daughters, Donna Heinen (Darrell) of Axtell and Susan Steinlage (Tom) of Emporia; a brother, Martin Kramer of Azle, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Paul Kramer and Jamie Anderson; a sister, Lucille Wessel; and three brothers, Lawrence, Gene and Dareol Kramer.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25 at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. A rosary will be recited 2 p.m. Sunday with visitation to follow until 4 p.m. at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plaza West Care Center, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com