Gerald Kram

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Gerald Joseph Kram, 62, Fargo, entered into the loving arms of Jesus, his Creator and Savior, on August 24, 2011 in his home surrounded by his family.  Jerry fought a long and courageous battle after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2002.

Jerry was born November 13, 1948 in Langdon, North Dakota to Joe and Ella Kram.  Jerry attended St. Alphonsus School, graduating in 1966.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts from UND in 1970.  He served in the National Guard for 6 years.

Jerry married Helen (Schneider) on July 24, 1971.  They were blest with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  Jerry cherished his family and loved being a "Grandpa."  His quick wit and sense of humor always brought a laugh to those around him.

In July 1971 he started working at Berg Auto Supply and continued there until his retirement in September 2008 due to health reasons.  Jerry especially enjoyed summers at Long Lake relaxing with family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Helen, Fargo, ND; children, Karen (Kevin) Strom, Lecanto, FL; Jeff (Carrie) Kram, St. Anthony Village, MN; Katie (Justin) Dummer, Alexandria, MN; Sara Kram (Joseph Miller, fiancé), Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Kelly and Kasey Strom, Philip and Cecilia Kram, Kylee and Alexis Dummer; brother, James Kram, Langdon, ND; sister, Kathy Kram, Minto, ND.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley, Rosewood on Broadway, or Roger Maris Cancer Center.

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  1. Bismarck Rita and I are very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed.
    I first met Jerry when we attended UND and we both lived in Walsh hall. Thanks to him and his room mate (also from Langdon), I met my future wife. Jerry was a great friend who helped take away some of the misery of being away at school. We had many good times together.
    I guess after college we went our separate ways but I will always remember our experiences there.
    Rest in peace my friend. . .

  2. Homosassa FLKaren, Mrs. Kram & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devastated you all must be. Just know that many thoughts & prayers are being sent your way. God bless you all & I pray for swift healing….Karen, please let me know if I can do anything at all.

    Love & Prayers

    Anita Williamson

  3. Dear Kram Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 3418) He has promised to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 258) With deepest sympathy,

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