Norma Kramer

7/2/2014

Norma L. Kramer, 89, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, in Ft. Dodge.

Norma L. Kramer, 89, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, in Ft. Dodge.

She was born April 16, 1925, in Three Sands, Okla., to Norman Issac and Alma Louise Johnson Bowman.

A Garden City resident since 1957, Mrs. Kramer was a dispatcher for the Kansas Highway Patrol in Garden City for 30 years, retiring Sept. 1, 1987. She moved to Dodge City in 1992. She served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

On April 12, 1954, she married Bernard Peter Kramer in Oakland, Calif. He died May 9, 1965. She also was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Naomi Sowles.

Survivors include two sons, Norman Peter Kramer of Garden City, and Donald Mark Kramer of Liberal; a daughter, Carol Tieben of Dodge City; two sisters, Betty Jean Starwalt of Minneapolis, Minn., and Patricia Ann Knoche of Stafford; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, with military honors conducted.

Visitation hours are noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or Kansas Troopers Association, both in care of the funeral chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801.

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