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Obituary: William Kramer, Edinburgh

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William Leo Kramer, 83, of Edinburgh, died at 6:24 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home.

William was born April 29, 1930 in Indianapolis, the son of Arthur William and Cecilia Frances Ringle Kramer. He married Mary Bernardine AuBuchon Feb. 27, 1954.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 100 Keeley Street, Edinburgh with Father John Beitans officiating. There will be no calling. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

William was a graduate of General Motors Institute. He was a U.S. Army veteran, he tested tanks at the Aberdeen, Md. Proving Ground. He retired from Allison's GM Division in Indianapolis as a mechanical engineer. He worked on the Patriot missile project.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary Auxiliary, Citizens for Educational Freedom and St. Vincent De Paul Society.

He enjoyed reading, especially the Bible and studying church doctrine.

Survivors include children, Debora Lee Porter, Dianna Marie Berk, Paula Jean Miller, Pamela Kathleen Kramer, Ronald William Kramer, Rhonda Louise Jackson, Paul Bernard Kramer and Colleen Frances Johnson; sisters and brothers, Ronald Joseph Kramer, Jerald Francis Kramer, Carol Ann Taylor, Linda June VanTreese, Richard Louis Kramer and Thomas Edward Kramer; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of St. Francis, Essec Building, 421 N. Emerson Avenue, Greenwood, 46164.

Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh was in charge of arrangements.

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