Judy R. Kramer, 80, of Wayne, died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne
Services will be held Wednesday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Wayne.The Rev. Kyle Nelson and Rev. Anna Speiser will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett will officiate. Prior to that there will be visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings.
Memorials may be directed to Providence Medical Center Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Judy Rae Kramer was born Jan. 9, 1938 in Hastings to Asa and Myrtle –Ida (Benson) Kramer. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1956, Lincoln General School of Nursing in 1959, Bethesda Hospital School of Anesthesia, St. Paul, Minn. in 1966, University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1981, with her Bachelor’s Degree, and then her Master’s of Education/ Psychology degree from Wayne State College in 1993. She served as a parent to her cousin, Jim Benson for five years while he was a teenager. For the past 15 years, she served as “mom’ for her “daughters” Jessica, Dakota, and Jeanna. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing bridge in younger years. She also enjoyed sewing and photography. She worked in nursing in Nebraska, Minnesota, and Kansas and taught psychology courses at Wayne State College while a graduate student. She also taught L.P.N. classes at Central Community College in Kearney. Judy retired after 44 years of nursing. Judy said her only claim to fame was her being the Minnesota State bowling singles champion in 1969, which she found humorous.
Survivors include a sister, Jill Kramer of Hastings; brother, Don Kramer of Hastings; an aunt, numerous cousins, long time dear friend, Gloria Lawrence of Wayne; “daughters” Jessica, Dakota, and Jeanna Schenck.
She was preceded in death by her mother in 1965; her father in 2008; grandparents, Oliver and Catherine Kramer and Clyde and Myrtle Benson.
Pallbearers will be Ken Marra, Mark McCorkindale, Mike Naeve, Ben Schenck, Ron Emery, Gary Redden, Don Schenck and Harry Rogan, Jr.