Barr Memorial obituary – Robert William Kramer Jr., 76, Fort Madison


Robert William Kramer Jr., 76 years old, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 5:18 am Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his home.  He was born July 28, 1941 in Clinton, Iowa a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Martin) Jacobs.  He was adopted and raised by Robert William Kramer Sr.  On March 29, 1958, he married Zella Bearbower.


Bob attended Clinton High School.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a self employed general contractor.  He loved building and remodeling and helped others during natural disasters. He liked cars, playing pool, and wood carving.  He was a Latter Day Saint.

He is survived by his wife, Zella Kramer of Fort Madison; two sons, Robert William (Tracy) Kramer III of Fort Madison and Scott (Linda) Kramer of Holiday, Florida; one daughter, Bette Royer of Fort Madison; one brother, Steve (Sheila) Kramer of Florida; one aunt Florence “Bug” Holle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one cousin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, adoptive father, one brother John Kramer; one daughter Brenda PeKerol; and one step grandson Devin Royer.

His body has been cremated.  No formal services are planned at this time.  A memorial has been established, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  Online condolences to the Kramer Family may be at  Barr Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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