March 19, 1956 ~ July 22, 2022


Resided in: Moorhead, Minnesota

Kenneth William Kramer, age 66, passed on to his heavenly Father, Friday, July 22, at home, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Ken was born March 19, 1956, to Herb and Bonnie (Peake) Kramer in Fargo, ND. He grew up and attended school in Fargo.

He served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier The USS Coral Sea.

He met his life’s love, Melanie Bregel, and they married June 2, 1979. They recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary.

Ken received an associates degree in carpentry from MAVTI

Ken was a multi-talented tradesman. He could build, fix, and repair nearly everything. He shared his talent by helping friends, neighbors, and family. He worked for several construction companies and for NDSU in maintenance.

Ken attended every baseball and football game his son’s participated in. He also enjoyed coaching Babe Ruth Baseball, and serving as a board member.

In 1998 Ken became ill with a rare disease, CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) affecting both legs. He bravely fought this disease for 24 years.

Ken’s greatest joys are his grandkids. He is blessed to have seven who call him Papa.

Ken is survived by his wife Mel, sons, Matthew (Kari) Kramer, Michael (Julia) Kramer and grandchildren: Hazel, Garrison, Raina, Griffin, Kenny, Duke, and Cash. He is also survived by his brother Richard Kramer and sister Kathy (George) Nelson, mother-in-law Yvonne Bregel, brother-in-law Jeff (Donna) Bregel, and sister-in-law Jena Bregel.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Ken Bregel, brother Curtis Kramer, and grandson William.

Ken’s family is grateful to Hospice of the Red River Valley for their loving care and concern shown during his last days.

Services

Celebration of Life: August 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103

7012376441
www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

Visitation - Monday: August 1, 2022 @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103

7012376441
www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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  1. I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Ken. Every time I saw him he was friendly and had a great big smile. I’m sending love and prayers for Mel, Mike, Matt and all of his loving family members. Thinking of you!

  2. I am deeply saddened by Ken’s passing. It’s been years since we spoke or have seen one another, but I have always considered him one of my best friends from days gone by. My memories of us going fishing, playing pool, building decks and family cook outs are still very vivid in my mind. I have and will hold on to those memories until we meet again. RIP my friend, prayers to Mel and family.

  3. The best baseball coach and started with the Moorhead Rockies in 1993 and his sons Matt and Mike. Rockies practiced hard and played hard. Lasted 3-4 years for 45 players with 3 teams. A special time in all of their childhoods.

    Bob Isaac

  4. Dear Mel, I just saw today that your dear Ken passed away in July. I am so very very sorry. He had to struggle with so much pain and I don’t know how he held out as long as he did. You were a fantastic wife to him. And I know he loved you and treasured you dearly. You have my deepest condolences and love, your friend Brenda

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