Jan 28, 1947---Jan 26, 2024

Alvin O. Cramer (Bud), age 76, of Overland Park passed away January 26th 2024.  Bud was born in Emporia Kansas on January 28th 1947, he was the son of Alvin L. and Helen C. Cramer.  He was a 1965 graduate of Chanute High School in Chanute Kansas (Go Blue Comets!!).  He served in the United States Army Artillery in Vietnam from 1966 through 1969 and received an honorable discharge in 1969. 

Al worked for the Santa Fe Railroad (merged later with Burlington Northern to form BNSF) for 42 years and retired in 2007.  He married Jeanie F. Casey Goodwin on July 22, 1988.  He joined the Catholic Faith under the guidance of Father Leon Kerschen on their first wedding anniversary and was a devout Catholic from thence forward.

Al’s favorite sport was golf and he was what you could consider a scratch golfer for many years.  After retiring he worked as a volunteer at Sykes Lady golf course andwas a eucharistic minister and usher at Holy Cross.  He and his wife Jeanie loved traveling and they went on several cruises including trips to Europe.  His dream was always to visit the Vatican in Rome which he fulfilled with his wife Jeanie in 2008. 

Al will always be remembered for his generous nature and he loved helping people with DIY projects, home repair and maintenance and pretty much anything involving his hands and power tools.  He also enjoyed playing cards with his wife and friends and parlor games with his grandchildren.  He and his wife were honored to be able to take some of their grandchildren on canoe trips.  Their great granddaughter, Jersey, was also lucky enough to take a train trip to Albuquerque as well as road trips to both South Padre Island Texas and Panama Beach Florida with Grandpa Bud and Grandma Jeanie.  Al loved all of his family deeply with an open heart.

Al is survived by his loving wife of 35 ½ years Jeanie F. Casey; Children - A.J. Cramer and wife Dana, Jeff Cramer and wife Shel-Shel, Tom Goodwin and wife Tammy, Tammy Spiva and husband Kelly; Grandchildren - Andrew, Catherine, Brandi, Austin, Brooke, Ashley, Aaron, Chandler, Emily, and Olivia; Great grandchildren – Jersey, Jackson, Addison, Journey, Hudson, Audrey, Jaqueline, Ripken, Avery, Josie, Griffin, Jayel, Blake, and Jaya; Sisters – Pat Bay and Rae Ann Brown. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents Alvin L and Helen Cramer, his son Danny Goodwin, his grandson Bradley Cramer and his sisters Corky Slattery and Bev Elder.

A rosary and visitation will be held at Porter’s Funeral Home in Lenexa from 4-6 on Thursday February 1, 2024.  A funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Cross in Overland Park on Friday February 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM.

A graveside burial and celebration of life will be held later in the spring at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Chanute Kansas (TBA).  Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s or Holy Cross School.


Holly Goodwin Jan 29, 2024

Family ,Colorado Springs ,Colorado

Prayers for Jeanie and the family.

Charles and Colleen Templer Jan 29, 2024

Friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We are very sad to learn our long-time friend, Bud Cramer, passed away recently. We were first neighbors and then friends for over 50 years. Our condolences to Jeanie and the family. Love and prayers for you all.

Deborah Derendinger Jan 30, 2024

Friend ,Merriam ,Kansas

Our hearts go out to Jeanie and the family in your time of sorrow. May loving memories of Bud bring you peace, comfort and strength.

Tim Mitchell Jan 30, 2024

Classmate , Chanute ,Kansas

Sorry to hear of this.

Rick Braun Jan 30, 2024

Fellow golf league member

Sorry for your loss. All Was an excellent man and golfer. He will be missed.

Betti & Tom Harris Jan 30, 2024

Family of the late Frances & Clyde Breiner ,Chanute ,Kansas

Bud was always one to bring sunshine to any neighborhood gathering. Your memory will be cherished by a family of all those that loved you & friends that have known you. Our deepest sympathy to your family. The Malcolm Street Friends Betti & Tom Harris & family, Brenda & Mike Jones

Charlene Arthur Jan 30, 2024

Friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss. May God watch over the family during this time.

Frances Lloyd Durrenberger Jan 30, 2024

Classmate at CHS ,Orlando ,Florida

We will all miss Al at reunions. I was privileged to share many classes with him in High School. I always remember him with a smile in his face.

Carol Sperry Jan 30, 2024

Classmate ,Carl Junctiion ,Missouri

So so sorry for your loss Jeannie. My condolences, blessings, and love to you and your family. May he R. I.P.

Connie Colmer Jan 31, 2024

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I loved working with Al at the golf course and playing in the Couples League with he and Jeanne - watching him tee up always brought a laugh with his “wiggle” - He will be missed - our thoughts and prayers are with his family

Susan E. Hall Jan 31, 2024

1st Cousin ,Emporia ,Kansas

Because of my health, I will be unable to join other cousins who are attending your services. I am, however, supporting your family in prayer.

Sonja Nelson Feb 01, 2024

Jeannie I’m so so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and your family. Love Sonja

Greg Casida Feb 01, 2024

So sorry for your loss

Larry and Janet Martindale Feb 01, 2024

friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Jeanie, we are so sorry for your loss. Al was such a great guy; he was always a joy to be around and a great golfer. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you and your family. Larry and Janet Martindale

Dick Strong Feb 01, 2024

Friend ,Prairie village ,Kansas

Jeanie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dick

Bob and Elisa Fernholz Feb 01, 2024

Friends ,Kansas

Dear Jeanie and family, Al was such a kind, caring, and funny person. Our loss is heaven’s gain. He and you all will be in our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual Light shine him. With deepest sympathy, Bob and Elisa

Terry A.Barker Feb 02, 2024

Friend, Vietnam Brother ,Highlandville Mo. ,Missouri

Jeanie, I'm so sorry to hear of BUDs passing. He was always a good friend and many are sorrowed by his passing. If ever I can help in any way, Please let me know. In sorrow,Terry

Amy Wurst Feb 02, 2024

Neighbor ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Al had such a sweet smile on our street and always very generous to our girls at Halloween and buying GS cookies. I’m so very sad to hear of his passing. May he continue to shine his sweet smile everywhere. Praying for the family. I’m so very sorry for your loss

Ed Brinkmeyer Feb 03, 2024

Coworker ,Chanute ,Kansas

Al will be missed and I consider myself a lucky man to have known AL and his Dad. They were wonderful to work with.

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