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Arlene Theresa Kramer

March 14, 1943 — August 11, 2020

Arlene Theresa Kramer, 77, of Grand Island, NE passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at CHI St. Francis in Grand Island.



A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Fr. Martin Egging officiating. Burial will follow in the Westlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 PM to 7 PM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Friday, August 14, 2020 with a Prayer Vigil following at 7 PM. To protect those at high risk for Covid-19 attendees are all encouraged to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.



Arlene was born on March 14, 1943 in Lindsay, NE to Christ and Anna Dohmen. She was one of seven daughters.



Arlene married LeRoy Kramer on February 24, 1962 and together had four children: two sons, Steven and James; and two daughters, Patricia and Lisa.



Arlene and LeRoy started Kramer’s Auto Parts in 1963. Arlene served as the president for the Automotive Recycling industry of Nebraska and served on the board of Clean Community Systems. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament. Over the years, Arlene and LeRoy have been very supportive of the Grand Island Community.



Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, LeRoy; daughters, Patricia Kramer and Lisa (Tim) Bartz; grandchildren: Brock (Brandi) Cornwell, Stacie (Travis) Forbis, Steven (Laura) Bartz, Nicole (Jared) Hall, Joseph Bartz, James Kramer II, Levi Cornwell, Caitlin Bartz, Brandon Kramer, Megan Bartz and Mykela Kramer; four great grandchildren: Traegen, Sophie and Turner Forbis and Henry Bartz; three sisters: Betty (Clyde) Ganow, Connie (Francis) Hannon and Karen (Bob) Hoover; and brothers-in-law, Paul Kramer and Ken Vang.



She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Joyce Dohmen, Phylis Cassell and Marge Vang; and sons, Steven and James Kramer.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 14, 2020

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

518 West State Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

Prayer Vigil will follow at 7 PM

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Service

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

518 West State Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Burial

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