Michael William Kramer
February 24, 1944 – August 6, 2018
Mike was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Karl and Ethel (Molly) Kramer. He graduated from Cathedral High School and worked with his father in the office supply business. In 1969, Mike and his wife Julie moved to Fort Collins, Colorado with their son Michael where their daughter Molly was born. While living in Ft. Collins, Mike and his sister Linda owned a fresh fish market in Ft. Collins, Colorado. In 1982, Mike married Karen Pratt Kramer and they were together until his death. Mike brought so much joy and laughter to all who knew him. He always had a nickname for each of his friends and Mike made each of his friends feel as if they were his best friend. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, his stepson Mark Landers, and his niece Molly Marie Maurer. Mike is survived by his wife Karen, his son Michael Kramer and his wife Diana, his daughter Molly Kramer Gunlikson and her husband Christopher, Mike’s stepdaughters Melinda Hammers and Allison Neal and her husband Brad, his sister Linda Maurer and her husband Larry, his grandchildren Grace, Audrey, Christopher II, Knox, Amia, Kayla, Calle, Jordan, Jamie, and his great-grandson Henry. Mike is at peace after a long illness and he is now forever with his beloved parents and all who went before him. Mike will be terribly missed by his family and all who loved him during his journey home. God bless you, dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1335 Francis St. in Longmont. A reception will follow the services at the Fox Hill Club.
Memorial contributions are requested to Children's Diabetes Foundation, 4380 S Syracuse St #430, Denver, CO 80237, A Woman's Work, 2204 18th Ave, Longmont, CO 80501 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 .
- Celebration of Life Friday, August 10, 2018
Michael William Kramer
August 11, 2018
To Karen and all the Kramer Family. For 5 years Mike Kramer, Ken Pratt, Jim Crowder, myself and every year a few other adventurers flew to Hermosillo, Mexico for the time of lives for a Dove and Quail Hunt, that most can only dream about. Mike made Hanging in airports playing 5 card stud, negotiating with the Mexican border patrol to get our guns back, closing the bar and then getting up at 4 am to go hunt the next day one more step higher on the fun meter, when men will be boys. Mike no matter what seemed to always have a gift of laughter and made everyday more memorable as today some of those hunt trip pictures hang on my wall of memories as the best of times. Rest in Peace Mike, you are thought of often. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kramer Family. John Hinrichs, Pamela Pratt Hinrichs, Madison Hinrichs
Kharen and Joe Spence
August 10, 2018
To Karen and all the Kramer family....... Please know that Joe and I are holding you all in our hearts and are so very sorry that yours are hurting. Sending you all love and spirit healing thoughts.
August 9, 2018
Mike and I were the best of friends for 40 years and he will be greatly missed even though our phone calls and visits were limited due to health problems with Mike and Karen or myself. Our budding friendship was started when we went across the street from his appliance store to have a 2 martini lunch. Before we had completed our lunch we had already made reservations for a flight to Las Vegas....!! We jumped in our car and sped to the airport to catch the flight. We had a GREAT time in Las Vegas. When we returned 2 days later we could not find our car in the garage. We called the police to report it stolen and they found it where we had parked it. Theywere very mad at us!! Mike and I used to laugh about that for years after that incident.
We had many golf experiences that would leave me laughing despite the pathetic state of my own game. Of course, I returned the same abuse on him!! Mike lived his life ferociously. His personality entered the room 10 minutes before he did.
I will miss Mike very much and the love I experienced with many of his friends and family members. I can only hope that my friendship with the family members will continue well into the future.
Rest in peace my good friend and enjoy the golf rounds in God's world but be careful of your words when you bogey.!!
Lots of love,
Ed Beall (Eddie the Wheel)
Carmen Beall Warfield
August 8, 2018
I've known Mike since I was 10 years old when my Dad (Ed Beall) struck up a friendship with the craziest, funniest person I had ever met.
He paid for my ears to be pierced on my birthday when I turned 12 years old. When a new little brother entered our family Mike always called him little "Leyburn", (Dad's middle name), never by his real name.
When Dad and Mike were around there was never a dull moment. Both laughing and "jawing" at each other. We visited Mike a couple of years ago at the club and it was like the two of them were never apart.
I know my Dad will miss Mike and all the fun they had but he will treasure all those great memories they made.
Speaking of memories, Molly we had some fun!! Remember when we scared ourselves senseless at the your house when we were by ourselves?
I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Carmen Beall Warfield