SCHUYLER — Thomas R. Kramar passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Tom was born Feb. 3, 1932, to Josephine and Louis Kramar Sr. in Schuyler. He attended Schuyler Schools and graduated with the Class of 1951.
In June 1951, he joined and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard a submarine rescue ship, the USS Caucal.
On Nov. 23, 1987, he married Louise Frances. They lived in Omaha until his retirement from Western Electric Company, and then moved back to his childhood home in Schuyler.
Tom loved playing golf. He was recognized for a hole-in-one at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Oahu, Hawaii, while serving in the Navy. He also loved fishing with his son Larry in Minnesota.
Tom is survived by three sons, Paul, Larry and David; a daughter, Mary Jane; stepson, Spencer; three grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine and Louis Kramar Sr.; five brothers, Louis Jr. “Bully,” Joe “Pokie,” Emil “Skinny,” Jim and Frank; sister, Josephine Sims “Jokie”; and his wife Louise “Lulu.”
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with a funeral service at 7 p.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler. Burial will be at Schuyler cemetery at a later date with full military honors.