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Funeral Service for Paul Kramer, 85, of Nacogdoches will be at 10:00 am at the First Church of the Nazarene on August 12, 2017. Rev. Joe Dagistino will be officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Webster, TX on Sunday, August 13 at 3:00 pm. Pallbearers will include his grandsons, Dusty Roenne, Clint Yates, Josh Welter, Jacob Welter, Jacob Kramer, Cade Roenne, Dane Roenne and Garrett Broadway.

Paul died on August 3, 2017 in Nacogdoches, TX. He was born on June 13, 1932 in Norristown, PA, to parents Paul and Frances Kramer.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents: first wife Zella; sisters, Ruth Ann Hartung and Mary Jane Kramer.
He is lovingly survived by his wife of 37 years, Pattie Brungardt Kramer;
children, Paul Kramer and wife Martie, Mark Kramer and wife Wanda, John Kramer, Linda Kramer; step-children, Karen Welter and husband Tony, Donna Roenne, Kathy Roenne, Henry Roenne and wife Amy; grandchildren, Beth Kramer, Jacob Kramer, Brittney Quezada, Michelle Lathem, Josh Welter, Joy Le Suer, Jake Welter, Dustin Roenne, Dana Stanley, Clint Yates, Kala Broadway, Garrett Broadway, Abigail Ronne, Dane Roenne, Cade Roenne and ten great- grandchildren.

Paul has been interested in airplanes ever since he was 5 years old. He spent time learning and reading as much as he could about them. He had hoped to be a fighter pilot one day. Though Paul earned his pilot's license at a young age when notified he did not meet the height requirement to be a fighter pilot he declined the military academy appointment he was offered. He then decided that if he could not fly them then he would design them! He received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering at West Virginia University and after a time designing planes he was asked to join the NASA team and worked as an Aerospace engineer for 34 years. He had hands on experience of putting people on the moon. Throughout his career Paul pushed to emphasize the "man" in manned space flight and whether training early astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin and Neal Armstrong or riding along after hours as they raced Corvettes his joy in the space program was truly the people. Paul was a devout Christian and donated much of his time to the Nazarene Church. Serving the church in various rolls such as Sunday school teacher, Superintendent, board member and everyone's grandpa he was always willing to pitch in and help out. He loved studying the bible, spending time with his family and spending time on his tractor. Those who knew him appreciated his great sense of humor and caring spirit.
Family and friends are invited to visitation on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.
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