August 22, 1924 - January 22, 2021
Elizabeth “Beth” Kramme, 96, of Spirit Lake passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Comfort Hospice House in Pella, Iowa. A celebration of life for Beth will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the Lake View Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. with an Order of the Eastern Star Service to conclude the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home. Beth was born on August 22, 1924 to Vernon Sherman and Jewell (Franklin) Flenniken in Smackover, AR. She graduated from Kilgore High School in Kilgore, TX. After graduation she attended Kilgore College. She later met William Francis Kramme II, a young soldier whom she stayed in contact with until they were united in marriage on February 26, 1946 in Kilgore, TX. After they were married, the couple moved to Iowa to begin their new life. Bill preceded her in death on October 8, 1991 in Spirit Lake. Beth worked for 33 years at Berkley & Company in the Quality Control Department. She always loved to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their sporting events and various other activities. After her retirement, she spent her time fishing, camping, traveling the country and of course trying her luck with the penny slots. She is a member of the Spirit Lake Methodist Church and a 50 plus member of Twilight Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Spirit Lake. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, JoAnn (Kramme) Bergeson of Newton, IA; her son Bill (Diane Hall) Kramme of Lakefield, MN. Her sister, Bettye (Flenniken) Edwards of Gladewater, TX (since has passed away on February 2, 2021), brother-in-law, Glen Dean of Milford, IA. Her grandchildren: Bruce (Vandi) Bergeson of Towands, KS; Dawn Bergeson of Newton, IA; Tami (Jeff) Veldhuizen of Newton, IA; Sara Bergeson of Newton, IA; Kristie (Tim) Wintz of Milford, IA; Heather Hillman of Jewell, IA; Travis Kramme of Jewell, IA; Jason Hall of Lakefield, MN; Nathan (Tawn) Hall of Lakefield, MN; Deanne Hall and A.J. Simenson of Lakefield, MN, plus fifteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Troylene (Kramme) Cooper; son-in-law, Bernie Bergeson; brother, Vernon Sherman Flenniken, Jr.; sister Troylene (Flenniken) Dean.
Elizabeth “Beth” Kramme, 96, of Spirit Lake passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Comfort Hospice House in Pella, Iowa. A celebration of life for Beth will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Spirit Lake United... View Obituary & Service Information
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