Donald H. Kramer

Donald H. Kramer

September 4, 1935 – December 16, 2023

Donald H. Kramer, age 88, of Omaha, Nebraska, died at home on December 16, 2023.

A VISITATION  is planned for Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 5-7pm with a PRAYER SERVICE at 7pm at St John Vianney Catholic Church:  5801 Oak Hills Dr, Omaha, NE, 68137.

A MASS OF CHRRISTIAN BURIAL will take place on Wednesday, January 3rd, at 10:30am at St John Vianney Church followed by a luncheon and then INTERMENT at Resurrection Cemetery at 2pm.

Don was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Henry and Vlasta Kramer on September 4, 1935.  He entered St James Orphanage at age 8 when his mother became ill and his father died.  In eight grade he went to live with John and Katherine Stanzel, his foster parents, who he grew to love and respect very much.

Don graduated from Bellevue High School, where he was part of the class of 1954.  He had numerous classmates with whom he loved to travel and spend time.

After Graduation, Don worked as an electrician for Union Pacific Railroad.  Don was an Army Reservist and served active duty for two years.  When he returned from active duty, he continued his profession at Union Pacific and Western Electric, where he retired in 1998.

Don had many hobbies that he shared with countless friends and family.  Don enjoyed hunting, photography, computers, motorcycles, and vintage cars.  Don was most proud of his 1938 Ford Coupe.

Don married Marie Schulte on September 25, 1965.  They were married for 58 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Jennifer Kramer; son-in-Law, Daniel Smith; and grandson, Gavin Smith.  He was preceded in death by daughter, Lori Smith; and parents, Vlasta and Henry Kramer.

Memorials may be sent to St John Vianney Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.



  • Roberta Fulton Posted December 19, 2023 7:10 pm

    Marie -My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your loss of Don. You shared a special life together in your many adventures. There are fond memories of post Christmas party breakfasts we all had together many decades ago. My deepest condolences – sending love and hugs – Roberta Fulton

  • Kay and Bob johnson Posted December 27, 2023 12:12 pm

    Marie so very sorry to hear about Don, what a wonderful man, always fun to be with! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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