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Robert R. Kramer
(07-13-1934 - 09-22-2020)

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Robert “Bob” R. Kramer, 86, of St. Charles, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Highland Oaks, Elgin. He was born on July 13, 1934 in Melrose Park, the son of Rev. David & Julia Trippel Kramer.

Robert was a 1952 graduate of York High School, after high school Bob joined the Army National Guard for a number of years, being honorably discharged he then joined the Air National Guard and was also honorably discharged. Bob spent 60 years of his life as a Union Electrician (IBEW Local 701)) and was an Apprenticeship Instructor. He was a faithful member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Elgin where he served as and elder and trustee for many years. Bob had a true love of “time” and spent many hours working on clocks. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Delores M. Krodel Kramer, their children: Robert (Trudy) Kramer, Joel (Michelle) and Kristin (Randy) Dalessandro; grandchildren: Breanne, Myles, Rachel, Brandon, Anya, Jonathan, and Rose; his siblings Jim (Glenda) Kramer, Linda Meyer, and Paul (Diane) Kramer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother David.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff of Highland Oaks for all of their service and care during the last 10 months.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 535 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to Calvary Lutheran Church. To attend services please call or e-mail the church at 847-741-5433 or office@clce.org to make a reservation. Masks are required to attend services. For more information, Laird Funeral Home at 847-741-8800 or to leave on-line condolences at www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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