Annabelle Kramer, age 90, of Cambridge died March 16, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 18th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Bob Jonsson officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 18th at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in Lake Sarah Baptist Cemetery in Slayton. Memorials are suggested to the Minnesota Baptist Conference or to Lake Sarah Baptist Church. There will be a reception at the funeral home following the service.
Annabelle was born in Angora, Minnesota on February 5, 1920 to Benjamin and Anna Sherman. She attended Cook High School, Bethel Academy and Cable Secretarial College. Annabelle worked as a secretary for Lampert Lumber Company and as the secretary to the Dean of Bethel College. It was at Bethel that Annabelle met her husband, John Kramer. They were married in 1948 in St. Paul. Together they served churches in Lake Norden, South Dakota; Maynard, Minnesota; Oakland, Nebraska; Forest Lake, Slayton and Stacy, Minnesota.
Annabelle’s faith was the primary focus of her life. Her greatest joy was serving the Lord and raising her family to know Him. Serving with John in small rural churches for most of their ministry she led prayer and Bible Study groups, played the piano and served where needed. Annabelle treasured life long friendships and considered it a blessing to be able to reconnect with college, pastoral and missionary friends during their retirement years.
Annabelle Kramer passed away on March 16, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing East Gables at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 11 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John; brothers, Roger, Earl, Ben and Maurie; and sister, Grace.
Annabelle is survived by her 6 children, Dawnelle (Mark) McCloskey of Arden Hills, Sherill (Dale) Peterson of Garvin, Beth (Allen) Wold of Wheaton, Pamela (Mike) Horazdovsky of Anchorage, Alaska, John D. (Rebecca) Kramer of Arden Hills, Carol Lee (Gary) Compton of Aberdeen, South Dakota; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Lee (Cora) Sherman of Nova Scotia, Homer (Jackie) Sherman of Arizona; 2 sisters, Blanche Sanders of Roseville, Gayle (George) Peterson of Circle Pines; and by many other relatives and friends.