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“I knew Bill when he was 'Billy' & drove a 'Starsky & Hutch' car. Always kind, always smiling My condolences to his family. ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Janet H - Tempe, AZ

“It's been many years since I have been home in Lockport. Just a visit here and there. I do remember Bill when I was growing up. Kathy and I used to...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Jill you have my deepest sympathy. Our prayers are With you and your family ”
3 of 39 | Posted by: Joe berna Reid - Harlingen, TX

“I am so very sorry to hear of Billy passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Christine Kramer carter - Waverly, TN

“BILL WAS A GREAT MAN THAT LOVED HIS FAMILY DEARLY AND WOULD HELP ANYONE THAT ASKED FOR IT .HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY PEOPLE .OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: James and Connie Vahle - IL

“While our parents Heinz and Margrit Baerman were very fond of the Kolmodin clan, i remember them talking about Bill Kramer, whom they held in high...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Ruth Baerman (sister of Jeff) - IL

“So sorry for your loss. No words can take the pain away, but know that people truly care and are praying for you and your family. Sincere sympathy. ...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Kathy Brown - Shorewood, IL

“Dear Jill, I will always be grateful for having had you and Bill in my life. What a great role model you both have been to many! When I think of...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie Bumber - Dekalb, IL

“To The William Edward Kramer Family So Very Sorry For Your Loss Respectfully Yours, Gary Darin ”
9 of 39 | Posted by: A friend


10 of 39 | Posted by: SU STERIOTI - LOCKPORT, IL

“There are no words to say, prayers for you and your family. ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: Jan Waldvogel - Lockportg

“Jill, we were saddened to hear about Bill. Our prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort and peace being surrounded by your loving...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for ur loss ”
13 of 39 | Posted by: Rhonda Barto - Joliet, IL

“Sorry for ur loss ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Rhonda Barto - Joliet, IL

“What a wonderful, kind, great manwhat a tragic loss. My sincerely condolences to Bill's family and friends. He will be sorely missed! ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Paul Carlson - Victoria, MN

“My condolences to the entire family. ”
16 of 39 | Posted by: Karen Clark Laseter - Brentwood, MO

“We are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please feel free to ask, we are right across the street. You and your family will be in our...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Patricia Galasinski - Lockport, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please feel free to ask, we are right across the street. You and your family will be in our...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Kerri Poniatowski - Lockport, IL

“On behalf of my father, Don Richards, retired Local 1 Ironworker and former Santa to many a Christmas party, I extend my deepest sympathy to the...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Penny (Richards) Wright - IL

“My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Elizabeth Wagner - Manhattan, IL

“Jill and family, I am so sorry to hear that Bill passed. You two helped me and my kids through a tough time and we will never forget it! May God...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Donna Jontes - Cuba City, WI

“Jill I'm so sorry for your loss Bill touched so many of us he will truly be missed ..... Praying for you , family.. ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Maggie Jones - CrestHill - Friend

“Jill and Family , so sorry for your loss . Bill was a great man and a dear friend to others . He will be truly missed . Thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Jaimie Rigoni -Trantina - Sibley, IL

“I light this candle for all the memories we shared. My condolences to his family As they know he was a great man, and truly missed. So sorry for your...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Susan Fijan - Lockport, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: Susan Fijan - Lockport, IL

“Jill I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: Suzan Barreiro Cmolik - Putnam, IL

“Thought and prayers to the entire Kramer family. Rest In Peace....may heaven have plenty of lunker fish to catch. ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: Jim DaRosa - Friend

“Thoughts and prayers to entire family. Rest In Peace Hutch....hope heaven has plenty of lunker fish for you to catch. ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: Jim DaRosa - Isle, MN - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Hang on tightly to each other and those little ones. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Dian Walker - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have so many great memories of spending time with him when we were teenagers. He was a great guy. You are...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Kevin Garrabrant - Homer Glen, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Bill & haven't seen him since but it sounds like he had a wonderful life. I'm truly sorry for...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Dawn Blake-Zoetvelt - Joliet, IL

“So so sorry for your loss he will be missed dearly ”
32 of 39 | Posted by: Skip Sotor - Lockport, IL

“So so sorry for your loss he will be missed dearly ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Skip Sotor - Lockport, IL

“Thought I might have been a Brother-In-Law years ago. Really had a lot of fun. Sorry I can't make it to your Farewell party ! May GOD bless Jill,...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Neil Morris - Lockport, IL

“Jill, so very sorry to see this. Here if you need anything. Hugs. ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Sandy King - Braidwood, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Jill and your family! ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Lee Verzi - Benton, KY

“Jill and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was such a great guy and it seemed that you were always out making memories. Hugs to you my...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Carrir Cullick - Friend

“My condolences to your family. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Terry Marion - Markham, IL

“Beth-I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time. ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Andrea Praught - Naperville, IL


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William Edward "Bill" Kramer of Lockport, IL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the age of 60.

Bill was born on August 8, 1956, to the late William and late Marilyn Kramer. He graduated from Lockport Township High School in 1974 and remained a lifelong Lockport resident. Bill married the love of his life, Jill, on August 15, 1981. After 40 years as an ironworker, he retired from Iron Workers Union Local No. 1 in 2015. Bill was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, chef, Chicago Bears fan, and an all-around handyman. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose (Lockport Lodge #1557), American Legion (Lockport Post 18) and the South Wilmington Sportmen's Club.

Bill enjoyed many fishing trips with his daughter, Beth. Recently, he was elated to assist building a new home for his son, Billy. Bill made many fond memories with loved ones camping, cooking, boating, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors. At long last, Bill and Jill were blessed with grandchildren and were ecstatic for every visit from Addy and Will. He was a caring doggy daddy to Daisy and Lily.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 36 years, Jill (Kolmodin) Kramer; two children, Elizabeth L. (Richard) Gioiosa and William B. (Kelly) Kramer; two grandchildren, Adeline R. Gioiosa and William M. Kramer; sister, Kathleen Kuban; siblings-in-law, Terry Johnson, Jeffrey (Teresa) Kolmodin, Mark (Robin) Kolmodin, Sally (Jeffrey) Baerman, Heidi (Dan) Berta; many nieces and nephews; numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother Scott C. Kramer, sister-in-law Jodi L. Johnson, and brother-in-law Mark J. Kuban. In lieu of flowers, donations to Moose Charities, Inc., 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100 (or by phone: 630-966-2200) would be appreciated. The family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport, IL 60441 on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral service Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment Lockport City Cemetery, Lockport, IL. Info www.goodalememorialchapel.com or 815-838-1533