Walter John Kramer, age 79, of Elmhurst

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 31st, 2019

kramer 2American_Flag_1_x1000On Friday, March 22, 2019, Walter John Kramer, loving husband, father of two, and adoring “Opi”, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Walter was born on December 18, 1939 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Mary (Kelly) Kramer.

He was a gifted teacher by trade and a devoted family man at heart.

While drafted to the Army in 1966, Walter met his future wife in Germany. On August 23, 1967, he married Karin Schaefer in Chicago and together they raised two children, Monika (Hall) and Robert.

Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Karin nee Schaefer; his loving children, Robert F. (Anne) and Monika (Steve) Hall; his cherished grandchildren, Matthew, Brooke, Ben and Jane; his dear sister, Janet (Frank) Purpura; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Elvina (John) Dzielski; and dog, Chewy

He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.

A Memorial Gathering will take place on Sunday, April 7, from 2-5 PM with a Memorial Service and Military Honors planned at 4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will be private.

For more information 888-629-0094.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Donna Schimmelpfennig says:

    To Monika & family, my heartfelt condolences go out to you & your family, for your loss.

    And more sorrow for the preceding period of illness (the toughest time for all involved).

  2. Kristi and Richard Moore says:

    Karin and family,
    Our love and prayers go out to you. We loved Walt and you from the first time we met in Greece. With the 5 couples we bonded a great friendship. Having traveled to Chicago, Arizona, California and Oregon we had so much fun and made memories that will last a lifetime. Please know that we will be with you in spirit on April 7th. With loving thoughts,
    Kristi and Richard

Leave a Comment