Edward Kram, age 82, of Cambridge passed away March 12, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 16th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father James David Hahn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Edward William Kram was born May 23, 1926 in Langdon, North Dakota to John and Elizabeth Kram. He grew up in Langdon and entered the Army at age 18, serving 21 months as a Military Policeman and earned the decorations of Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. At the age of 22 he moved to Onamia where he met Betty Mains. They married on October 28, 1950. On November of 1950 they moved to Superior, Wisconsin where he worked at Great Northern Railroad. In 1957 they moved to Minneapolis where he worked at Archie Daniels Midland Grain Elevator. In 1965 they moved to the Cambridge area where they finally called home and he retired from ADM in 1988. Ed enjoyed wood working, his hobby farm, cards, cribbage, music, western movies, and conversation, and was deeply devoted to his wife and children.
Edward passed away on March 12, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing West at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 19 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Kram (Klebovich); step-mother, Loretta Kram; son Ricky Louis Kram; brothers, Louis, Phil, Walter, Frank, Joe and Johnny Kram; sisters, Elizabeth Osbourne and Kate Liecht.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty of Cambridge; his children, Nancy (Steve) Forland of Princeton, Judy (Allen) Welton of Ogilvie, Kenny (Kathy) Kram of Mora, Dennis (Sandra) Kram of Mora, Robin (John) Marquardt (Cihak) of Ogilvie, Jeff Kram of Princeton, Tina (Dustin) Stradal of Cambridge, Penny (Chris) Perman of Ogilvie and John Cajune of Cambridge; 33 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Kram of Evansville; sisters, Ann Bjornson of Wahkon and Mary Danielson of Walhalla, North Dakota; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.