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Obituary: Rita M. Kramer, Greensburg

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Rita M. Kramer, 89, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Waldron Health & Rehab Center in Waldron, IN. She was born in Oldenburg, Indiana, on October 2, 1923, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Nunlist) Werner.

Rita was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg and a 50-year member of the St. Lawrence Auxiliary.

She was married to Jacob Kramer on September 14, 1946. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1990.

Rita is survived by two sons, Joseph (Debbie) Kramer of Columbus and Charles (Carol) Kramer of Greensburg; seven daughters, Dorothy Kramer of Westport, Dolores (Tom) Nielson of Columbus, Patricia (Robert) Klene of Greensburg, Marietta (James) Hagerty of Westport, Joanne (Kenneth) Scudder of Greensburg, Rose (Thomas) Parker of Greensburg, and Margie (Robert) Wood of Greensburg; one sister, Henrietta Stein of Oldenbur; 32 grandchildren; and 82 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Mathias, Leo, Joseph, and Henry Werner; and three sisters; Sister Rita Agnes of Sisters of St. Francis, Gertrude Riedeman, and Elenora Kramer.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. The family will lead a rosary service following visitation on Sunday.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at


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