Robert J. Kramer

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“A Special child of God who enjoyed simple pleasures like talking to everyone ,taking pride in putting together jigsaw puzzles and proudly desplaying...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: A.F. - Appleton, WI - friend

“Robert was a kind, gentle and intuitive man with whom I had the pleasure of working with the past 7 years. Many times I would arrive at work to find...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dan Densow - Appleton, WI

“carrie kramer i pray for you and your family ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carl Mueggenburg - kaukauna, WI

“i will miss you so much here at randall court .you lived 2 doors from me and was always giving me nice small thing and moving all my big heavy things...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: audrey patton - appleton, WI

“I chaperoned Bobs' AbleTrek JUST FISHIN Vacations and will remember Bobs' passion for fishing, his smile, and dedication. He was proud to be able to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Nan Penterman - Kaukauna, WI

“As a past Wichmann Funeral Home employee I remember Robert as a kind and humorous person. I specifically remember a day when he came up to me and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Patrick Fahrenkrug - Sherwood, WI

“Robert was amazing and always lit up a room wherever he was! Prayers to his family and those close to him. He will never be forgotten. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Katie R - Hortonville

“Blessings to you Robert. We will remember you as a kind man with a good heart, and a hard worker. I will always keep the CDs and the deck of...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Terryl Wolfrath - Kaukauna, WI

“Maryann, Dean & family, Our prayers are with you at this time. We know he is in a better place than we are here on earth. Keep lookin' up as that...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: John/Jo Kraft - Weslaco, TX

“I worked with Robert for a short time at Wichmann's and felt a friendship building. He was a pleasure to see in the morning, and always had a...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy - Appleton - coworker


Robert Kramer, age 58, passed away at his home in Oshkosh following a brief illness. Bob was born in Freedom on October 12, 1954, son of the late Arnold and Jean (Hilgenberg) Kramer and attended area schools. Bob worked for Goodwill Industries for a time, but for most of his life was an employee at Valley Packaging. Special Olympics played a huge role in his life. He was an award-winning bowler, basketball player, softball player, and once was named Athlete of the Year. He enjoyed bus trips with Able Trek Tours, and fishing excursions sponsored by Fishing Has No Boundaries. He also knew Appleton's streets like the back of his hand, and spent hours and hours exploring town on his red bicycle. Robert loved life, and will always be remembered as a cheerful giver. He loved to purchase little treats and trinkets for his friends and loved ones, and then gifted them to brighten their days.

Robert is survived by a sister: Mary Ann (Dean) Luedtke of Larsen; a brother: William Kramer of Texas; nieces and nephews: Liz (Tom) Rehberg, Char Luedtke, Phill Luedtke, Abby Luedtke, and Carrie Kramer; and two aunts: Joyce Kramer of Kaukauna and Kathy Berg of Seymour. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and sisters Virginia and Catherine.

Funeral services for Bob will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Wichmann Funeral Home in Appleton, with Pastor Dan Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Oneida. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the services.

Robert will also be fondly missed by all of his friends and co-workers at Wichmann Funeral Home, where he worked part time for the past several years. He was always so proud to have a job and be able to make a difference in the lives of others. We will miss you, Robert.