Mr. Kramer was born in Cuero to E. L. Kramer, Sr. and Edna Byars Kramer on April 1, 1943. In March 1951, his dad opened Kramer and Son Body Works and in January 1979 the name changed to Kramer Body and Frame. In April 1995, after his father’s passing, Erwin, Jr., took over the family shop and in December 2011 after sixty years, retired from the body shop. On March 7, 1964, he married Anna Mutz in Karnes City. Erwin was of the Lutheran faith and was an active member at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenedy.
Mr. Kramer is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, June Slaughter and her husband Milton.
Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Anna Mutz Kramer; his sons, Erwin Louis “Tripp” (Leslie)Kramer, III, of Edna and Dirk Kramer, Sr., of Crosby and his grandsons, Dirk Lance Kramer, Jr., David Scott Kramer and Quade Colton Kramer.
Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 at Good Shepherd Luther Church in Kenedy with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating.
Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery with T.D. Pawelek, III, Mark Pawelek, Nathan Mutz, Tim Murphy, Michael Slaughter and Milton Slaughter, Jr., serving as pallbearers.