Ricky was a hodd carrier for many years before his long illness, having worked for Union Local 459 which later became Local 100. He was a member of the Freeburg Sportsman’s Club. Ricky’s greatest love was for cars. His El Camino “Elkey” was his pride and joy. This love was only surpassed by the love for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Delores, nee McGraw, Kramer; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Opal, nee Lercher, Schulte.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Pamela K., nee Schulte, Kramer, whom he married on May 8, 1976;
two sons, Rick A. Kramer of Belleville, IL, and Robert Kramer of Freeburg, IL;
one brother, Eugene (Pam) Kramer of Freeburg, IL;
one sister, Christine (Earl) Gass of Belleville, IL;
two sisters-in-law, Teresa Hechenberger of Belleville, IL, and Rita (Harold) Poulsen of Columbus, IN;
and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stan Konieczny officiating.
At Ricky’s request, cremation was held.