Mildred Louise Dalton Kramer

October 02, 1920 ‒ October 10, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

Mildred Louise Dalton Kramer passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 in her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Canton surrounded by her family. She was 96.

She was born October 2, 1920 to parents John Aloysius & Rose Zita (Foller) Dalton in Mansfield; she was the fifth of nine children. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School and St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. Upon graduating she worked as a registered nurse in the student health clinic at Wesleyan University in New Middletown, Connecticut. She later returned to Mansfield and worked in the medical offices of Doctors Wallace Buker and Robert Pierce, and subsequently for Milton C. Oakes until retiring in 1983.

Mildred married her late husband, William Thomas Kramer, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church on February 6, 1954. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother. She always put the welfare and interests of her family first in her life and she will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her children Dr. Thomas (Melody) Kramer of Columbus and Barbara (Dr. David) Utlak of Canton; grandchildren David Robert Utlak of Canton, Joseph Kramer, Abigail Kramer, and Jacqueline Kramer all of Columbus; and her sister Constance Dalton.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her son Charles David Kramer, and siblings Mary Weber, Zita Anne Dalton, Colette Kurtzman, John Dalton, Robert Dalton, William Dalton, and Richard Dalton.

The Kramer family will receive friends Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.  in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be take place Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Patrick Manning. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions to the Monsignor Dunn Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Sorry for your loss. I would like to share Jesus promise of John 5:28,29 ” Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. “

  • Barb and Tom, and to your whole family. Mom lived a good life and fought the good
    fight and now can rest in peace. From our family to yours, all our love and prayers.