Gertrude A. Kramme

July 20, 1923March 21, 2020

Gertrude A. Kramme, age 96, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on March 21, 2020, at home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Gert was born on July 20, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, and the family moved to the suburb of Hinsdale when she was four years old. She was a very good athlete, and especially enjoyed playing softball, volleyball and field hockey. After high school she was a telephone operator, and during World War II she worked as a secretary in a defense plant. She also was employed for about six years as Secretary to the Director of Nurses in a nursing home in Westmont, Illinois. She was involved in her church, teaching Sunday School, and helping in various other ways.

Gert and her husband, Herb, retired to West Melbourne, Florida, from Westmont, Illinois, in 1976. She was active in their retirement community with activities that included shuffleboard, pinochle and other card games, and the community’s “kitchen” band. She was also a past president of the Women’s Club. Gert enjoyed fresh-water fishing with her husband and friends and was a member of the Florida Spoonpluggers fishing club in Melbourne. She was also a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Even though she was retired, she began cleaning houses for her neighbors, and continued this until the age of 80.

Gertrude is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert A. Kramme, and all six of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, April Bryans (Christopher).

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.


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Gertrude A. Kramme

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Joseph Schafer

March 25, 2020

God bless Grandma Gert. It is a joy to know her and a consolation knowing we shall see her again in Heaven. Our prayers and love to April and Chris throughout this journey.

Kay Larson

March 24, 2020

My Mother Pebbie Powell loved playing all kinds of card or board games with her. They had a good time. My parents had many dinners together with them as a couple.