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David Kramer

November 16, 1939 - January 01, 2018

Prayer Service - Sunday

January 07, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

January 07, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Monday

January 08, 2018
- 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

January 08, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

David Kramer

November 16, 1939 - January 01, 2018


David M. Kramer Sr., 78, died January 1, 2018 peacefully at the dinner table surrounded by family.

He was born Nov. 16, 1939 in Fargo, ND to John and Marie Kramer. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1957, attended Interstate Business College, graduate of University of WI. He worked for Merchants, Natl. Bank (First Bank, US Bank) for 25 years, Metropolitan Federal Bank for 8 years, and Union State Bank for 11 years before retiring in 2002.

On August 13, 1960 he married Genevieve (Jenny) Dixon, and they had three sons. He was a life-time member of the Knights of Columbus, belonged to Fargo Lions for over thirty years, receiving the Melvin Jones Award and Lion of the year award. He was active in church and volunteered for various organizations.

He loved sports, especially golf, golf and more golf, and now he will be playing the best courses with no green fees.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, David Jr. (Mary), Chaska, MN, Scott, Pompano Beach, FL, Bryan (June), Fargo. Grandchildren Mitchel, W. Fargo, Heather (Tom) Opgrand, Mhd, Ashley and Trevor, Fargo, Gillian, Chaska, MN and Great Grandson Thomas Opgrand, Mhd, siblings: John (Jeanne), Vern (Norine), Tom, Susan Buttke, Terry (Pat), Charlotte (Gary) Griffeth, Colette (Mel) Gauslow, and sisters and brothers – law, Yvonne (Dan) Scott, Brooklyn Park, MN, Karen (Bernie) Meyer, Sturgeon Lake, MN.

Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM, Sunday January 7, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 PM, Monday January, 8, at Nativity Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery North. Memorials preferred to the Presentation Prayer Center, 1101 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND, 58104 or St. John Paul II Catholic School Network, 5600 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58104.


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28 responses to “David Kramer”

  1. John says:

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. I know this loss must be difficult for you all. May you find real comfort knowing that God is “close to the broken-hearted “. This beautiful assurance that God cares about us is found in the Bible at Psalms 34:18. With sympathy, John.

  2. E John & Brenda Carlson says:

    I knew David well and worked with him on communications systems for Merchants National Bank when I was with Northwestern Bell in Fargo. He was always a perfect gentleman and a pleasure to work with. We are in AZ for the winter and unable to attend the funeral, but we will be there with you in thought and prayer. God bless the memory of David Kramer.

  3. Connie and Dave Eggers says:

    Sincere condolences to you and your family Jenny. We pray that you feel God wrapping you in His loving arms during your sorrow.

  4. matt & sharon wolf says:

    jenny and family. so sorry to hear about david’s passing. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. we will be with you all in our thoughts while you celebrate david’s life on monday as we are in arizona.
    matt & sharon wolf

  5. Deborah and Myron Ackerman says:

    Our sincere condolences Jenny and family. David was so full of life. He hired me at Metropolitan Federal so many years ago. Prayers for you.

  6. Kim Volden says:

    My condolences to the Kramer family. I worked with Dave at Metropolitan during his tenure there, and again on the reunion committee many years ago. I always thought he was a great guy and enjoyed his sense of humor. May God keep you in his arms during this difficult time.

  7. Duane & Donna Schechinger. Shakopee, Mn says:

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Sending our sympathies to you and your family Jenny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Katherine Tweed, PDGx2 and grateful to have known Lion Dave, Fargo Lion says:

    Lion Dave — what a wonderful man. He helped others be better people. Dave helped many of us in the Fargo Lions Club just by being there — and always eating dessert. His love of golf was a legend. When his honey got him a good spot to play St. Andrew’s Golf Course he must have been close to heaven. Jenny — I know you’re going to miss him. You two had a special friendship and marriage. Peace be with you all.

  9. Lori Mitchell says:

    Jenny and family so sorry to hear that Dave has passed away. I worked with him at Metropolitan Federal Bank and enjoyed that time very much. He always had a smile on his face and I will always remember him bringing in his brooms and light bulbs for us to buy to support the Lions club he was quite the salesman. Prayers to you all during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

  10. Larry Gunderson says:

    Bryan, my condolences on your father’s passing. I remember him from our days in the sun at Round Lake. I hope you have many more good memories of him.

  11. Rod&Shirley Searls says:

    Our sympathy to you and your family, Jenny. Sincerely, Rod and Shirley Searls

  12. BeAnn Canton says:

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Dave was just a wonderful man always willing to help out and give back. We are so sorry for your loss. As we tee up down here in AZ we will be thinking of him.
    BeAnn & Dave Canton

  13. Jim and Joyce Lepine says:

    Jenny. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dave was always an upbeat kind of person and we always enjoyed seeing both of you at mass may God bless you. Jim and Joyce.

  14. Linda Webb says:

    My condolences Jenny to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  15. Darrel & Carol Videen says:

    We are thinking about you and your family . So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Darrel&Carol Videen

  16. Robert Hamilton and Family says:

    Bryan and Family,
    I am still in shock after reading about your Dad in today’s Forum. I’m not sure what to say. Three or four years ago, when I still lived in Montana, I was driving down East Country Club, memory lane, and your Dad was out raking his front yard. I stopped of course, and we had a nice talk for five or ten minutes. He filled me in on what you and David and Scott were up too, and I did the same concerning my Folks and my Sister Deb. He told me he was doing a lot of golfing. I knew he loved the game, in fact I saw him on the course quite often at the Moorhead Country Club. A friend of mine was a member 20 years ago and we played every Wednesday. Your Dad was always friendly and pleasant to me Bryan. Considering what a delinquent I was as a teeneger, it always surprised me when I would run into him. I cannot imagine what you and your Family are going through. I am so sorry for your loss. My Folks send their deepest sympathies. They are down South for the Winter. I will be ice fishing next week in Mn, but my thoughts will be with you and your Family Bryan. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  17. Neil Jordheim says:

    I worked with Dave at Metropolitan Federal and was also in the Fargo Lions Club with him. Dave always had a smile on his face (kind of like a little boy who had just done something wrong). His smile was an invitation to visit which he did very well. He loved the people that he worked and played with.

    His obituary mentions his love for golf, but doesn’t say anything about his love for bowling. This was another of his passions. For the past few years I would see him at the Village Inn with some of his longtime friends. Dave loved sweets of all sorts. I extend my sympathies to the family. May you be comforted by the knowledge that he is now hitting and rolling the ball straight every time.

  18. Jackie and Tom Ehlis says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of David. You were always so kind to our family thank you so much. Love Jackie and Tom Ehlis

  19. Nancy and Paul Kochmann says:

    Sincerest condolences Jenny and family. May God’s grace and mercy help you through this difficult time. Jenny, you and Dave have been such a wonderful couple to get to know at Nativity. We are going to miss Dave’s smiling face and joyful presence at Mass and particularly during the Fall Festival. I’m glad his physical suffering is done. May he find eternal peace and rest with Jesus.

    Nancy and Paul Kochmann

  20. Barbara and Virgil (Christianson) Olson-Smith says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers and wishing you and your family strength and peace.


  21. Brad & Deb Wimmer says:

    Jenny & family, very sorry to hear of your loss. I passed the word at Union State as things were worsening and they all shared great memories of Dave & his work at Union State. I remember him most for his counting of $$ at church and hard work at the Fall festival at Nativity. He always had a smile and was eager to share a story. One of my great mentors, I will miss him. Our prayers are with you all,

  22. Debbie Risken says:

    Scott and Family,

    Just wanted to send my sincere condolences on the loss of a beloved family member.


  23. Jenneil J krier says:

    Our sincered sympathy to you Jenny and your family! May all the wonderful memories give you comfort, and just knowing that he is playing a beautiful golf course in warm wonderful weather today bring a smile to your face! Thinking of you, Tom and Jenneil Krier

  24. Ralph & Darlene Jose says:

    Jenny & Family,
    We extend our sincere sympathy to all of you. May the many family memories made sustain you during this sad time. The one who welcomed Dave to his heavenly home will be the one who wraps His arms around you and gives you peace.

  25. Vicki Knopp says:

    My condolences and sympathy to you all. I have many memories of working with Dave at the bank. Especially when he would light up a cigar in the office by our work area! May the many wonderful memories of you and your loved ones help you through this very difficult time. Prayers to you all. Vicki Knopp

  26. Dave Wicklund says:

    Jenny and Family:

    My sincere condolences on the loss of such a beloved family member. I met Dave years ago at Merchants Bank, we didn’t have any problem remembering each others first names.
    It was really great to welcome him to the Metropolitan family when he joined our team, he was a pleasure to work with.
    After watching and enjoying the video in loving memory of Dave’s life there is no need to say, may the memory of his life helped you through this difficult time, it’s there you lived it, it’s recorded with great love laughter and peace. What a great run you all had with such a loving husband, dad, and grandfather. He will be missed, God bless.

  27. Tim Hannifin says:

    Deepest condolences on your loss. He was a fine man and I remember him fondly. He is and will be missed.

  28. Delores Kleinjan says:

    I worked with Dave at Metropolitan Federal. Dave was such a pleasant man and I enjoyed working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God Bless!

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