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Rose C. (Wietharn) Kramer

Seneca, Kansas

03/28/1922 - 02/15/2020

Rose Catherine Kramer, 97, of Seneca, Kansas, passed away peacefully February 15, 2020 at Life Care in Seneca, Kansas, surrounded by her family.

Rose was born on March 28, 1922 west of Seneca on the farm to Henry and Mary (Tangeman) Wietharn. She attended Sts. Peter & Paul School, graduated from the 8th Grade in May of 1936 and graduated from Sts. Peter & Paul High School in 1940. She received recognition for 96% accuracy in typing 75 words per minute.

On January 17, 1945 she married Lawrence Kramer at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. To this union they added five sons and four daughters. They lived on a farm southeast of Baileyville until 1983 when they moved to Seneca. She was employed part time at the Prairie Lounge in Seneca until its closing. She then worked at the Nemaha County Nutrition Center for 12 ½ years, retiring in 1998. and volunteered at the Mission Center. She also cleaned the parish house in Seneca. She was a wonderful homemaker and was known for her homemade potato donuts and pies. Her greatest love was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the love of her life. She loved quilting, crocheting, playing cards and bingo.

She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Sodality. She was a current member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and Sts. Peter & Paul Altar Sodality.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry in March 1958; her mother, Mary in May 1977; her husband Lawrence, on August 8, 1996; children, Rita Marie on May 29, 1953, Richard on October 16, 1963 and Emmett on April 26, 2017; a grandson, Joseph Kramer May 1984; and siblings, Vincent Wietharn in April 1989, Ethel Rottinghaus on March 11, 2010, Leona Lueger on January 25, 2011 and by an infant brother and sister.

She is survived by three sons and three daughters, Jeanette (David) Althouse of Saronville, Nebraska, Ken (Pam) Kramer of Corning, Mary Ann Kramer of Topeka, Elsie (Tom) Eisenbarth of Topeka, Marvin (Sharon) Kramer of Marysville, Kansas and Clete (Jeanie) Kramer of Seneca; 17 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Baileyville.

Memorials are for the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and or Sts. Peter and Paul Mission Center.

Visitation

Rosaries: 2 & 7 PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Funeral Mass: 11AM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca.

Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Funeral Mass

Funeral Mass: 11AM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca.

Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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9 Comments

  1. Phyllis Burger on February 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss may she rest in peace

  2. Donna Kramer on February 16, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Rosevwas a very special lady.. Rest In Peace Rose.

  3. Michele Bloom on February 16, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  4. Alice E Dietz on February 17, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Marvin-So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Prayers going u for you and your family.

  5. Loyola Engelken on February 18, 2020 at 8:40 am

    So sorry , Clete, Jeanie and family for the loss of your Mother. Rose was a gracious and wonderful lady, prayers

  6. Jim and Carol Ellis on February 18, 2020 at 9:51 am

    So sorry to hear about your mother Elsie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love always 🙏🙏

  7. mary rauch on February 18, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Marvin and Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers, to all.

    • Larry and Judy Strathman on February 18, 2020 at 11:39 am

      Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Dear mother , .Rose she was a kind and sweet lady who loved her family and was so proud of all of you May it be of some comfort that many share your grief .

  8. Patti Dean on February 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandma, who loved each of you with her big heart. Your memories will live on in each of you.

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