Russell I. Kramer

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Russell I. Kramer, 92, of West Lima, died Friday, May 27, 2022. 

He was born on Jan. 21, 1930, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Irvin and Helen Kramer. Russell graduated from Wauzeka High School. On Aug. 16, 1952, Russell was united in marriage to Reta Wallace. The couple farmed on the family farm near Eastman. They moved to West Lima in 1967 where they continued to farm. Russell enjoyed square dancing, tractor pulling, helping out his neighbors on their farms, and anything to do with a tractor. He liked listening to music and watching his grandchildren.

Russell is survived by his children, Darla (Marty) Bennett of West Lima, Wally (Pam) Kramer of Richland Center, Kim (Christian) Cejpek of West Lima; grandchildren, Jennifer (Carl) Hamilton of Westby, Thad Bennett of Rochester, Kara Bennett of Richland Center, David (Bethany) Kramer of Richland Center, Kate (Kyle) Nauertz of Richland Center, Liz (Andy) Niemeyer of Cazenovia, Nellie Cejpek of Madison, Alex (Alayne) Cejpek of Cobb; great-grandchildren, Kin, Levi, Airiel Hamilton, Zander Jones, Sophia, Mackenzie, Eliana, Jesse Kramer, Jace, Sadie, Kayla Niemeyer, Scarlett Cejpek; a brother, Keith (Sue) Kramer of Oregon (Wis.); special friend, Ruth Olson of La Farge; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Reta; son, Randy; sister, Elaine Kramer; and brother, Donavan.

A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, May 31, at the La Farge Free Methodist Church, and a burial followed at the Vernon Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel in Richland Center on Monday, and again on Tuesday at the La Farge Free Methodist Church. Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. 

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