Rodney Kramer

April 22, 1918 ‒ April 06, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rodney Kramer, 99, of Mount Vernon finished his race on Friday, April 6, 2018. He was born in Melvern, Kansas on April 22, 1918 to the late Louie and Nellie (Sook) Kramer.

Rodney honorably served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII and continued his service in the Air Force, for another 20 years.  After retiring from the Air Force, he went to work for Furman University in Greenville, SC.  Rodney was as faithful member of the Apostolic Christian Church.  Rodney had the ability to make people feel better.  People were always gathered around him.

Rodney is survived by his sons, Louie (Susan) Kramer of Chattanooga, TN, Duane (Dorise) Kramer of Mount Vernon and Kenneth (Connie) Kramer of Mechanicsburg, PA; daughter, Sylvia Blagg of Lott, TX; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rodney was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Kramer; his second wife, Henrietta (Swick) Kramer; and sisters, Elizabeth Wells and Louise Wranosky.

          The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of a service celebrating the life of Rodney at  3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14,  2018 at the Apostolic Christian Church, 1635 Old Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon with Bishop Duane Kramer and Pastor L.J. Harry officiating. Rodney will be laid to rest beside his wife, Jewell in the Graceland West Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina with Military Honors on Monday, April 16, 2018.

          To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rodney Kramer.

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  • I always enjoyed talking with Bro. Rodney Kramer. It was great to here his Military stories, and in the process, he would ask me how my Troops were doing.
    Thank you for your service to God and to our nation. Pro Deo et Patria

  • ROD WAS SUCH A CARING PERSON .I LOVED HIM WE TALKED ON THE PHONE MY HUSBAND LOVED HIM TO SO MUCH. GOD BLESS R.I.P. YOU WILL BE MISSED .I MISS GOING OUT TO STACYS FOR LUNCH

  • I was bless to have known you. I always loved talking with you. I think of you often. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

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