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Obituary: William Leo Kramer, Edinburgh

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William Leo Kramer, 83, of Edinburgh, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 29, 1930, in Indianapolis to the late Arthur William and Cecilia Frances (Ringle) Kramer.

He married Mary Bernardine (AuBuchon) Kramer on Feb. 27, 1954. She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Debora Lee Porter, Dianne Marie Berk, Paula Jean Miller, Pamela Kathleen Kramer, Ronald William Kramer, Rhonda Louise Jackson, Paul Bernard Kramer and Colleen Frances Johnson; siblings Ronald Joseph Kramer, Jerald Francis Kramer, Carol Ann Taylor, Linda June VanTreese, Richard Louis Kramer and Thomas Edward Kramer; 21 grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was a graduate of General Motors Institute.

He served in the U.S. Army, testing tanks at the Aberdeen, Md., proving ground.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Edinburgh; Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary Auxiliary; Citizens for Educational Freedom; and St. Vincent DePaul.

He retired from Allison Division of General Motors Corp. in Indianapolis as a mechanical engineer. He worked on the Patriot Missile Project.

He enjoyed reading, especially the Bible, and studying church doctrine.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 100 Keely St., Edinburgh, with Father John Beitans officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Francis, Essec Building, 421 N. Emerson Av., Greenwood, IN 46164.

Arrangements are being handled by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.

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