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Brett J. Kramer

A celebration of life for Brett J. Kramer, 43, of Basehor, Kan., will be 1-3 p.m. with a service to follow on Saturday, March 16, at the Randall-Roberts Funeral Home in Fishers, Ind. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Ind.


Brett Joseph Kramer, 43, went home to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He died at home in Basehor, Kan., from a heart attack.

Brett was born Jan, 20, 1976, to Delene (Jefferies) Kramer and the late David E. Kramer in Indianapolis, Ind. He graduated from Franklin Central High School, where he enjoyed playing baseball and football. He went on to study engineering at Purdue University. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from WGU. His career has always been in the construction industry, working for Davidson Industries, Contract Lumber, Ind., and Neighbor Construction, Kan. He started his own design business, KO Components, Ind., in 2016.

He married Lisa (Siecke) Kramer on July 31, 2010. He was the papa of two senior dogs, Madison and Josie, and the foster dad of several other dogs. Together they enjoyed camping, geocaching, the theater and mostly being together. He was given the gift of life and tried to always show respect and kindness to anyone he met. Volunteering to help the homeless, the elderly and animals, especially the senior dogs, were just some of his passions. You could also find him reading, studying new topics, woodworking and discussing where he wanted to travel.

He is survived by his spouse, Lisa Kramer; mother Delene Kramer; brother Jared Kramer; half-brother Darrell Kramer (Toyua); half-sister Whitney (Robbie) Hopkins; nieces and nephews, Cameron Kramer, Katie Kramer, Ian (Jena) Siecke, Dylan Siecke and Kaitlyn Siecke; and mother- and father-in-law Celia and Ron Siecke of Pilger.

He is preceded in death by his father, David E. Kramer; his half-brother, Eric Kramer; and his grandparents, Milo and Betty Jefferies.

Friends and family are welcome to share stories of the wonderful life of Brett Kramer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the family or

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LAUREL — Services for Evonne Magnuson, 96, Laurel, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel. She died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

BUTTE — Services for Dale Van Houten, 74, Butte, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Community Bible Church in Butte. The Rev. Gary Binder will officiate with burial at a later date.

WAUSA — Services for Paul Wiese, 58, Redfield, S.D., formerly of Wausa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa. The Rev. Carl Sirotzki will officiate with burial in Lutheran Cemetery in Wausa.

WAYNE — Services for Robert “Bob” Thomsen, 92, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Lee Carter, 94, Norfolk, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. The Rev. Arin Hess will officiate with burial at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery in Omaha.

BUTTE — Services for Betty Loock, 91, Spencer, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Butte. The Rev. Doug Scheinost will officiate with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Spencer.

WAKEFIELD — Memorial services for Nila Schuttler, 78, of Bancroft and Wayne will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Wakefield. Burial will be at a later date at the parish cemetery.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Services for Edith W. Wlaschin, 94, Cedar Rapids, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.

WAYNE — Services for Robert "Bob" Thomsen, 92, Wayne, are pending at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. He died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Careage Campus of Care.

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