ROBERT KENNETH KRAMER
April 8, 1935 – October 11, 2020
Robert was born April 8, 1935, the third son of four to Forrest M. and Anna Dorn Kramer in Souderton, Pennsylvania.
His professional accomplishments were notable and many during his life-time. He attended Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and finished his Orthopedic Residencies at Harrisburg Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA. He entered into eternal rest October 11, 2020.
He was proud to know that he was the first certified Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeon in the State of Indiana during his first five years of living in the state. He would later become dual certified nationally in Family Practice as well Orthopedics.
He loved his profession but his greatest joys were his children and grandchildren, golf and the sports teams of Indiana. There was seldom a Colts or Pacers game he did not attend nor a golf green he could pass up without striking at the white ball. He is survived by Evelyn N Kramer, his wife of 58 years and his children, Debra J. Casey (David L. Casey), Robert A. Kramer, and grandchildren, Dr. Rachel J. Rangel (Dr. Gabriel W. Rangel), David K. Casey and Robert J. Casey. The family requests that no flowers or plants be sent before internment but memorial gifts may be made in lieu of flowers to: Dannin Scholarship Fund of the Indiana Osteopathic Association, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Carmel, IN., Gennesaret Free Clinics or donor’s favorite charity.
Interment will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis, IN with immediate family only present. Services provided by Leppert Mortuary Services.
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ROBERT KENNETH KRAMER
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October 15, 2020
When I first came to Indy in 1980 I did not know a single person. He treated me like family and became a good friend and colleague. He taught me a great deal about hospital orthopedics and how to apply fiberglass casts. I will miss those early years, especially his wisdom and warmth when he allowed me to assisted him in surgery on my f.p. patients. Those long hospital staff meetings would have been intolerable had it not been for his strong personality and willingness to engage, always for the benefit of the patients.
In the early 1980's we frequently had lunch together in the hospital cafeteria while doing rounds. He spoke frequently of orthopedics but he always expressed his love for his wife and children. Later he was always excited to talk about his grandchildren. My wife and I send our condolences to all his family. I will miss my fellow physician, pharmacist, and most importantly friend. Dr. Terry Mandel, family practice
October 14, 2020
“My Buddy, Dr. Bob”, as I affectionately refer to him, is truly missed! I can’t watch a Colts game w/out thinking of him! He’s been a family friend more than 30 years and a surrogate father for 15 years! I truly appreciate his love for medicine. Our discussions would solve issues regarding healthcare and health insurance matters! He was a staple at family gatherings. Those gatherings won’t be the same! Rest well, My Buddy! Rest well! 💗
Rose (Zafian) Glaze
October 13, 2020
I worked for Dr Kramer at his 38th St office. He thanked me every day when he left the office. I remember work Christmas parties at Dodd’s Steakhouse. One year on his birthday, we took a trolley ride through Indianapolis. I will never forget the snowy morning of my wedding, he called me to tell me he went out driving and the roads around the church were clear. Evelyn and he were two of the very few that made it that day.
October 12, 2020
I cannot imagine having been blessed with a better grandfather. Grandad was immensely kind and loving and a fantastic teacher.
He taught me the importance of a good education, the value of a dollar and a hard day’s work (though he suspiciously did NOT teach me about the nuances of salary negotiation when he contracted me to pick up sticks from his yard at the rate of a nickel per stick...), and about such singular culinary delights as Good and Plentys, shoo fly pie, and dollar store candy snuck into the movie theater.
He tried in vain to teach me about the wonders of golf and I tried in vain to teach him about the wonders of hearing aids. Who else can say that their grandfather would literally go all the way across the world for them?
Love and miss you always, Grandad.