Ferol L. (Welke) Kramer was born July 2, 1926, the only child of Wallace and Lucille (Rothlisberger) Welke of Willow City, North Dakota.She died at the age of 84 years on Monday, April 4, 2011, at the Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby. She attended a country school for her first few years and after graduating from Willow City High School in 1944, she attended Secretarial School in Fargo, North Dakota.Through the years, she worked at the Pioneer State Bank, the Garrison Diversion and the McHenry County Weed Board.
Ferol married George Kramer on October 5, 1947, in her parents’ yard in Willow City.George and Ferol moved back and forth between Minnesota and North Dakota where George worked construction.During that time, they acquired many close friends whom they kept in touch with through the years.They put on many miles in their motor home visiting friends and family.
They moved back “home” to Denbigh, North Dakota, in 1962, and enjoyed the close-knit community of family and friends, where everyone helps their neighbors.Ferol was active in her community and especially enjoyed being a member of the Denbigh Prairie Rose Homemakers, the Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women of Towner.Ferol always had the coffee pot on and was known for her caramel rolls and fresh buns.George passed away in March of 1999, and Ferol remained in her home until January of 2011, when she moved to the Haaland Estates in Rugby.Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.Ferol was a Constant of Faith, knew her Lord and Savior well, and will be sadly missed.
Those who were privileged to share in her life and left to mourn her passing are three daughters, Pam (Larry) Kuk, Tam (Dave) Wisthoff, and Jo (Tim) Krout; one son, Rob; 7 grandchildren, Monte Kuk, Kelse Klose, Denver (Tina) Goodman, Josh Goodman, Holly (Sid) Quipp, Todd (Stephanie) Krout, Michael Krout; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, Robert Krout; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 8, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church in Towner. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery, Towner. Rev. Dennis Keyes will officiate. Music will be provided by Kerry Bacon, soloist, and Sandy Bacon, organist.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the time of services at the church.
Casketbearers will be Monte Kuk, Todd and Michael Krout, Denver and Josh Goodman, and Stan Beck.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Towner.
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