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Todd Robert Kramer October 2, 1968 – August 22, 2011

    Todd Robert Kramer (known as Oopy to all in Mount Ayr), 42, died August 22, 2011 at his home in Grinnell, Iowa.
    Todd was born October 2, 1968, in Norfolk, Nebraska. He graduated from Mount Ayr Community high school in 1987 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1991. He married Amy Wacha in 1999 and they were later divorced.  The light of his life, Eli, was born March 15, 2003. Todd worked as a sales representative for EarthLink at the time of his passing.
    He is survived by his son, Eli Kramer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; mother and stepfather, Sue and Elno Hoffman of Cedar Falls, Iowa; his father, Robert (Bob) Kramer and his special friend, Judy Yost, of Buena Vista, Iowa; maternal grandmother, Edna Loewe of Norfolk, Nebraska; one brother, Tom Kramer and wife MaryAnn of Shawano, Wisconsin; one sister, Teri Trask and husband Lynn of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two nephews, Josh (J. T.) Rokusek and Adam Kramer; two nieces, Andrea Wallace and Amber Wendland, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
    He is preceded in death by his stepmother, MaryAnn Kramer; grandparents, Gustav Kramer, Gus Nelson and Edna Kramer.
    Contributions in memory of Todd may be made to the Eli Kramer Scholarship Fund, c/o Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe Street, Mount Ayr, IA 50854.
    Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Sunday, August 28, 2011, with Rev. Michael Maddy officiating. Musical selections included ‘When I Get Where I’m Going,’ ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Round Up Time in Heaven.’
    Honorary pallbearers were Royce Rottinghaus, Bill Messerole, Brad Johnson, Anthony Henderson, Erin Jackson, Jamie Grout, Jeff Milner, Ron Wiseman, Kevin Jackson, Bob Johnson, Ryan Richie and Joel Engel.

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