Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer, age 83 of Redwood Falls, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to the time of service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Beaver Falls Cemetery in Beaver Falls Township. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Larry Kramer was born October 12, 1940 to Arthur and Antonia (Butenhoff) Kramer in Flora Township, Renville County, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm in rural Renville County near Olivia. He lived in Redwood County near Delhi in his adult years. During his marriage to Sharon Volkman in 1959, he had ten children. In the end, they divorced. On March 30, 1991, Larry was united in marriage to Kerry Bjorndahl and with this union, he gained a stepson. Throughout his life, Larry always had to be on the move doing something; whether it was getting up early to check on his livestock or late nights in the field. He was passionate about his farm and horses. When he wasn’t messing around with something on the farm, Larry was traveling. He loved going to Puerto Rico the most and his tan was a year-round affair. His passion carried over to many things in his life but most importantly he cared for his loved ones. When you were in his presence, Larry would give you his full attention and time. Visiting with family and friends were a joy in his life. Even better yet if he could be riding horses and catching up with loved ones. That was a great day for Larry!

Larry is survived by his dear wife Kerry (Bjornadahl) Kramer; kids: Meri Jo Gilland, Dale Kramer, Brenda (Joel) Kerkhoff, Ricky (Jerilyn) Kramer, Jeanne (Rob) Palmer, Bonnie (Mike Pettis) Vik, Debra (Greg) Jansen, Carole (Mike) Quigley, Jennifer (Bruce) Bestland, Peggy (Jamie) Spencer & Jeremy (Shannon) Gilland; 20 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and many friends and other relatives.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, son-in-law Jeff Gilland, and 3 grandsons: Chad Kramer, Nathan Kramer and JJ Spencer.