Linda Kramer, age 67, of Philip, S.D., formerly Burlington, Iowa, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
She was born September 25, 1945 to Orville “Tim” and Mathilda “Tillie” Long. She was raised on a farm near Philip and confirmed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip. As a young girl, she looked forward to finishing her daily chores so she could spend time with her sister, Sally, swim in the stock dams, fish and visit her many cousins. After graduating from Philip High School, she attended the American Business College in Rapid City and earned a degree in business administration.
She married John “Jack” Still in 1967, who passed away in a plane crash in 1968. In June 1970, she married Danny Kramer in Davenport. During their careers, they had the opportunity to reside in a number of states, including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Washington and California. During her career, Linda achieved significant success in both banking and mortgage industries.
Following retirement, Linda and Danny moved from Moorpark, Calif., to Burlington, Iowa. In 2007, they purchased a motor home so they could spend more time visiting family and friends around the country. In June 2012, they sold their home in Burlington to follow their dream of becoming fulltime RV’ers. In her retirement, Linda enjoyed reading, golfing, genealogy, water aerobics and coin collecting, but most of all she relished spending time with her five grandchildren, and as she put it, “making memories.”
Grateful for having shared Linda’s life include her husband, Danny Kramer of Philip; her two sons, John (Tonya) Kramer of Philip and Jason (Penelope) Kramer of Corona, Calif.; five grandchildren, Coy, Corbin and Colden of Philip, and Kaylee and Zachery of Corona; a sister, Sally (Arthur) Campbell of Port Washington, Wisc.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Arnold; and her first husband.
According to her wishes, her body has been cremated and memorials will follow in Iowa and South Dakota.