Marilyn Mae Kramer, 90

Marilyn Mae Kramer, age 90, of Waverly, Iowa, died Saturday, May 25, 2024, at the Waverly Health Center.
Marilyn was born on December 13, 1933, in Sumner, Iowa, the daughter of August and Leona (Nickalaus) Seehase.  She graduated from the Sumner High School in 1952.  Marilyn worked as a Nurses Aid at the Sumner Hospital until her marriage.  On November 28, 1954, Marilyn was united in marriage to Glen Kramer, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek, rural Sumner.  The couple then farmed the Kramer Family Farm near Shell Rock for three years before moving to a farm near Sumner.  In 1963, they moved to a farm near Allison, Iowa, and Marilyn went to work as a Nurses Aid for Bartels in Waverly where she obtained her LPN.  She also worked for the Clarksville Nursing Home and the Shell Rock Health Care Center.  In 1968, the couple moved to Waverly and in 1978, they moved to their acreage near Clarksville.  From 1985 until 1996, Marilyn worked in the Housekeeping Department at Wartburg College until retirement.  In 2001, they sold their acreage and returned to Waverly.
Marilyn was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly, where for several years she and Glen served as the church custodians.  Marilyn enjoyed to garden, sew, travel, and she and Glen loved playing cards, 500 was their favorite.  Marilyn’s family was her passion, and she loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren.
Marilyn’s memory is honored by: three children, Duane (Sarah) Kramer of Clarksville, Glenda (Tracy) Wehrhan of Webster City and Galan (Lisa) Kramer of Plainfield; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Radar of Sumner and Verla Jurgensen of Sumner.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Sharon Murray.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock.  Memorials may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cancer Society, Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, or American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be left at 319-352-1187


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