Service Schedule...

Fern Etna Kramme

Date: 09-17-2021
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville

Date: 09-18-2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Service Location:
St. John's United Church of Christ - Bem

St. John

Memorials requested for Oak Hill Cemetery or Family's Choice.

Fern Etna Kramme, 100, of Owensville Route passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at her daughter's home in Cuba.

She was born Feb. 1, 1921, to Lewis Sr. and Ruth (Simpson) Rutz in Oak Hill.

She was united in marriage to Earl Charles Kramme Oct. 2, 1943, at Crawford County Courthouse.

Fern was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bem where she belonged to the quilters, had been active as a Sunday School teacher at St. Peters in Owensville, Pairs and Spares, WPFA, CROP and Oak Hill Extension Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis  and Ruth; husband, Earl; brothers, Daless Rutz, Lewis Rutz Jr. and Armin Rutz; sister, Okel Tayloe; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Tayloe, Lowery Crook, Calvin Kramme, Milford Kramme,  Melford Ritterbusch and Louis Brandenburger; and sisters-in-law, Wilma Rutz, Beulah Rutz, Elaine Rutz, Esther Brandenburger, Elma Ritterbusch, Laverna Kramme and Louise Kramme.

She is survived by her children, Faye Howard and husband Willis of Cuba, Phyllis Gross and husband Charles of Owensville,  Neil Kramme and wife Marilyn of Owensville and "Mom" to Seeley Usaha of Thailand; brother, Warren Rutz; sister-in-law, Mabel Crook; grandchildren, Paula Shockley and husband Doug, Leann Smith and husband Jim, Jodi Layman and husband, Darin, Jason Gross and wife Janice, Jerod Gross and wife Jennifer, Rebecca Lamb and husband Luke, Travis Kramme, Tyler Kramme and wife Cheri and Tanner Kramme and wife Rachel; and 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great, great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 17 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 18 at  11:00 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Bem with Pastor Jeff Remelius officiating.  Burial will be in church cemetery.

Memorials requested for Oak Hill Cemetery or family's choice.

Masks not required.

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