Funeral services were held for David Kramer of Battle Lake (formerly of Henning) Jan. 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Henning, with Pastor Terry Nelson officiating.
On Jan. 7, 2013, David, 64, passed away unexpectedly in Onamia, Minn.
David Andrew Kramer was born July 3, 1948, at Wesley Hospital in Wadena. His parents are Marie (Neis) Kramer and the late Ambrose Kramer.
David grew up on the family farm in rural Bertha. He graduated from Bertha High School with the Class of 1966, where he also participated in wrestling. After high school, he continued his education and wrestling career at St. Cloud State University for two years.
In April 1972, David was united in marriage to Carol Callahan in St. Cloud. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Brent and Eric.
David was employed with ITT Insurance, and later owned and operated Century 21 in Wadena. Also, he was ordained in ministry in 1983. He enjoyed volunteer ministry since 1984 and volunteered at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He also traveled to Haiti.
David enjoyed deer hunting, and was an avid Minnesota sports fan. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren wrestle
On Dec. 30, 1987, David was united in marriage to Rosemarie Bordeaux in Walterboro, S.C.
Since 1999, David was employed with U.S. Card Systems as an independent sales agent in Brainerd. He and Rose made their home in rural Henning for 21 years and then moved to Battle Lake in November 2012. On Dec. 30, 2012, they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Preceding David in death was his father, Ambrose, and brother, Joseph.
David is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rosemarie Kramer of Battle Lake; mother, Marie Kramer of Sebeka; sons, Brent (Sherry) Kramer of Baxter and Eric (Angela) Kramer of Pillager; step-children, Alton Bordeaux, Quinton Bordeaux, Paulette Young, Twanette Bordeaux and Greg Bordeaux, Jr.; sisters, Ellen (Scott) Kramer-Anderson of Minneapolis and Susan (Mike) Tast of Wadena; brothers, Steve (Judy) Kramer of Wadena, Greg (Jan) Kramer of Wadena, Michael (Brenda) Kramer of Sebeka and Sean (Kelly) Kramer of Merrifield; as well as many grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many other relatives and a host of friends.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Pallbearers were Steve Kramer, Greg Kramer, Michael Kramer, Sean Kramer, Randy Edberg and John Greenwaldt.
Arrangements were provided by Belmont Funeral Home in Henning.
Online tributes may be posted at www.belmontfuneral.com.