Henry "Hank" Weber Kramer, 74, of Grandview, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009 at his daughter's home in Yakima surrounded by his loving family.
Hank was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Spokane to Arthur and Sophie (Weber) Kramer. They moved to Grandview in 1938.
Hank attended school in the Grandview School District up until the 10th grade. Hank served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 19, 1958 to May 1960. During his time of service he was stationed at Ingrandes, France.
Hank married Carolyn Jane Noble on June 8, 1956 at the Presbyterian Church in Grandview.
Hank worked as a mechanic for Midvale Ford and then at George Muggli Ford for more than 25 years. In addition, he also owned and operated his own shop, Hank's Repair, and farmed his grape vineyard at the family residence.
He belonged to the National Rifle Association of America, National Grape Co-Operative, Washington Association of Wheat Growers and Family Motor Coaching Association. He served on the Washington State Vocational Education Advisory Committee and the Grandview School District Vocational Automotive Advisory Committee.
Over the past 19 years, he enjoyed spending the winters with his wife and dog Princess in Quartzite, Ariz., where they made many new friends. He also enjoyed family outings, hunting, camping, ATV'ing, restoring old cars and John Deere tractors.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn Kramer of Grandview; his only son, David (Cindy) Kramer of Graham; his three devoted daughters "The Kramer Girls", Teresa (Scott) Severance of West Richland, Raymalee Wilsey of Yakima and Anita (David) Palacios of Grandview; his wonderful grandchildren, Candace (Aaron) Houser, Brandy and Andrew Kramer; Stephanie and Michael Severance; Leslie, Desiree, Benjamin, Timothy and Sophia Wilsey; Matthew (Ashley) Kramer, Danielle and Damon Palacios; great-granddaughters, Cherilynn and Maleah (Wilsey); and his newest great-grandsons, Brendan Kramer and Aaden Houser.
A very special thank you to the Yakima Memorial Hospice team for their care and support during this difficult time.
Memorial services will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, noon, at Grandview Nazarene Church, 500 N. Elm Street, Grandview.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospice House, c/o Keith and Keith Funeral Home at 902 W. Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902.