Ramona Augusta Elizabeth (Schultz) Krambeer, 1941

Winter 2018 (January 13, 2018)

Ramona Augusta Elizabeth (Schultz) Krambeer, 95, of Monona, Iowa, died May 23, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville, Iowa. Ramona Augusta Elizabeth was born to Carl G. and Frieda (Kaiser) Schultz on July 31, 1920, at her parent’s home on South Main, Monona, Iowa. She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Rev. Albert Daugs on Aug. 29, 1920, and confirmed on Dec. 9, 1934. Ramona graduated from Monona High School in 1937 and attended Luther College from 1937 to 1939 and graduated from Cedar Rapids Business College in 1940.

Ramona was united in marriage with Harlan Krambeer on Oct. 16, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Rev. Siefkes. She and her brother Gordon owned and operated the Schultz Funeral Home in Monona. She also owned and managed an apartment building in Monona that was the old Monona School. Ramona drove ambulance, was the Justice of the Peace and an EMT. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the over 40’s club and Monona Community Club. She served on the Clayton County Board of Adjustment and the Good Samaritan Nursing Home Board for many years. Ramona was very active in several groups at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was the founding donor and first resident at the Garden View Senior Community. She enjoyed researching family heritage and loved to travel.

Ramona is survived by two grandsons; Rayne (Mary) Krambeer of Dubuque and Jared (Lindsay) Krambeer of Monona; four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Nicklaus and Benjamin Krambeer; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Hefel of Monona; and several nieces and nephews.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, Carl G. and Frieda Schultz; husband, Harlan; son, Lee Allan Krambeer; grandson, Wade Krambeer; and brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Eileen Schultz.

Funeral Services were May 28, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa. Rev. Erika Kielstrup was the Officiant.

Burial followed at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.

Memorials in Ramona’s honor may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa, helped the family with arrangements.

Ramona Augusta Elizabeth (Schultz) Krambeer