Richard Galen Kramer, Age :73
Nov 07,1947---Jan 04,2021

On Monday January 4th, 2021, Richard Kramer, loving husband and father of four, passed away at the age of 73. Richard was born on November 7th, 1947 in Lawrence, KS.

Richard was a kind and loving man, always thinking of others above himself. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many. He loved music, singing, good movies, and partying with his friends. He and his brother Mark Kramer started Financial Systems in 1981, and that spurred two other businesses operated by his sons.

Richard was preceded in death by his father Robert, his mother Betty, his sister Brenda Hurrelbrink and his brother Ronny. He is survived by his wife Ann, his four children (Jim, Mark, Amy, Bobby), daughter in laws (Summer and Christine), 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter (Chad, Adam, Brandon, Kaiden, Raven, Krystel), 6 great grandchildren (Reigna, Seana, Kaleb, Bralynn, Peyton, Elliott), his sister Linda Sue, brothers Mark and Fred, his nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Private family services will be held Friday at the Porter Funeral Home with privage family burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date.

Honorary Bearers:  Krystal Lange, Kaiden Kramer, Brandon Dittman, Chad Dittman, Adam Dittman and Raven Kramer.

 



Condolences

Jan And Bob Lajoie Jan 05 ,2021

Friends ,ROELAND PARK ,Kansas

To Ann Kramer and the entire Kramer family, our deepest sympathy for the passing of our dear friend Rick Kramer. Rick always put family first but still had time to be every ones friend. A good man and a life well lived! Sincerely , The Lajoie family

Chris and Marilyn Cagle Jan 05 ,2021

Close Friends ,Olathe ,Kansas

Our dear friend Rick will be missed beyond what words can express. He loved his family and always looked forward to his visits to see them. He was the friend that you could depend on when you needed him. But most of all he loved his wife Ann as she love him. We will all miss him. Chris and Marilyn Cagle

Devin Engelken Jan 05 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Such an amazing man that I looked up to and respected. From deep, intellectual debates in high school - to amazing karaoke in the basement - to amazing dinners prepared by Mrs. Kramer - this man shared a love for life and family and taking care of business. He made a strong impression on me and will be sorely missed by all that met him.

Paul Litersky and Elizabeth Silva Jan 05 ,2021

Best Friend ,Delray Beach ,Florida

To everyone, our sincere condolences, sadness and love for Rick's family and friends. Rick has been my best friend since we were together on the track team in high school 60 years ago. I have seen him recover from some rough teenage years, pull himself together and later pull his entire family together and help everyone. He is a true patriarch. I say is because his spirit lives in the hearts of everyone of us. His unending positive attitude is his great legacy of love for all of us to follow. When I needed him, I would call him up and say "put your hat on doctor I need some help". He was always there with logic and wisdom and a positive take, no matter what. We are all enhanced by his presence, do not let that go. His last words to me on Tuesday "I'm still hanging in there Paul". Y'all keep hanging in there. Lots of love, Paul and Elizabeth.

Judi Riley Jan 06 ,2021

Friend and ex- wife of Rick's friend, Paul Litersy ,Hickory Creek ,Texas

Ann and family, I want to offer our sincere condolences to you and family, in your time of loss. Rick was such a wonderful man, and we looked forward to visits over the years. Fawn and Chad have always thought of him as a dear friend, too. He was so caring and thoughtful. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Judi Riley

Stephen & Cindy Carttar Jan 06 ,2021

Extended family ,Lawrence ,Kansas

One of my earliest and fondest memories is of Rick singing “Chantilly Lace” with her pretty face. I hold a visual memory of him from his high school days, dark hair slicked back, leaning over, and wrapped in the song. He always loved a good song. Rick was a hero. He stood up and embraced responsibility when many others would have looked and walked away. He was a good man. My heart is truly heavy. We are so sorry.

Suki and Dan Crouch Jan 06 ,2021

Friend ,New Port Richey ,Florida

We are deeply saddened by Rick's unexpected Passing and we offer our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer family. We had many great memories with Rick and we will always cherish the special memory of him singing at our Wedding. Rick will be truly missed and he will not be forgotten.

Scott Hill Jan 06 ,2021

Friend ,Marshfield ,Missouri

To all, I was fortunate to meet Rick many many years ago through my best friend. He commanded respect then as I am sure he had throughout his life. I offer my loyalty, respect Aand condolences for his family and close friends. He made a positive and lasting impact in my life as i am sure he did with everyone he encountered. Physically he has left us but not the love, laughter and respect that he cultivated throughout his life. He has left me a piece of him in my mind and heart, thank you Rick, you are loved. P.S. Rick, in Heaven please sing a song for me, and if you're taking requests..."This Old Flag" by Johnny Cash.

Fawn & Tom Weber Jan 06 ,2021

A bright light has gone out in the world. I don’t ever remember seeing Rick without a smile on his face & a good story. We always looked forward to his visits. Whether we were watching him sing karaoke or sharing a delicious meal at one of his favorite restaurants, it was always a party. We were warmly welcomed in his home by Rick, Ann & the boys. Watching Rick & my dad interact you could see genuine love & history with a bit of mischief mixed in. Love & prayers sent out to all of his family. He was a special person indeed.

Sue DeLay Jan 07 ,2021

We are very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Our condolences to his family and friends!! Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Linda and Tom White Jan 07 ,2021

friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Ann, We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time. Love, Tom and Linda White

Monica Pak & Mike Alonzo Jan 07 ,2021

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family. May Uncle Rick Rest In Peace and love. We only met a few times here in WA when he was here for Don and Susan’s wedding . He sure was a very jubilant, caring, and sweet soul . I loved seeing him dance at the wedding ! Such great memories we will cherish forever.

Chad Litersky Jan 13 ,2021

Friend ,PROSPER ,Texas

Our heart mourns of the loss of Rick. He was a mentor, friend, and father to all who knew him. We are truly saddened by his loss. I remember too many times of his generosity and love for everyone around him. We are all blessed to have known him. Ann and Rick always welcomed us with open arms and for that we thank you! And you will always be in our hearts. Love you Ann and all the Kramer Kids! Hope to come celebrate his life when we can visit closely without a pandemic! Our love goes out to Ann, the boys and all the members of the extended Kramer crew. Love you. (CLAK-Chad, Landon, Amber, and Kimber)