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January 28 | Visitation

Sunday 2:00 to 7:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home

January 29 | Visitation

Monday 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Gehret Funeral Home

January 29 | Memorial Service

Monday 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Denis Church in Versailles


Gene E. Kramer

November 28, 1937 - January 20, 2024

Eugene “Gene” Ernest Kramer,

Age 86, of Murphy Road, Versailles, passed peacefully away of natural causes Saturday evening, January 20, 2024, at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio.  He was born November 28, 1937, in Cassella, Ohio, to the late Lawrence & Laurena (Bergman) Kramer.  On June 7, 1958, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, Gene married Patricia “Pat” (Subler) Kramer who survives.  Also surviving are six children: Michael & Lois Kramer of Versailles, Steven & Martha Kramer of Versailles, Ronald & Jane Kramer of Versailles, Douglas & Kim Kramer of Richardson, TX, David & Kim Kramer of Celina and Linda & Steve Berger of Yorkshire; 16 grandchildren: Angela & Justin Armstrong, Amy & Andrew Gruden, Karen & Rick Vaught, Ashley & Vince Rohr, Abbigail & Frank Adams, Thomas, Joshua, Nicole and Derick & Kristine Kramer, Melisha & Kent Jansen, Kyle Kramer, Brandon, Brett & Tabitha and Deacon Brice Berger, Makayla & Justin Rose, Marcus Berger and three step grandchildren, Nathan Plummer, Jen & Joe Braun and Kris & Wade Caris; 19 great-grandchildren (& one on the way): Kaylee, Ethan and Claire Armstrong, Bryant, Allyson, McKenna and Landon Gruden, Alexis and Finley Rohr, Evelyn and Dawson Kramer, Brody Jansen, Leon and Annalise Adams, Leah and Anna Berger, Elijah, Emma and Renee Rose and three step great-grandchildren, Jensyn and Henley Braun and Jordan Caris; six siblings: Vern & Julie Kramer of Chicago, IL, Doris Goettemoeller of Versailles, Marvin Kramer of Kansas City, KS, Lloyd & Sylvia Kramer of Coldwater, Rene & Luke Klosterman of Coldwater, Janice & Charles Feltz of Coldwater and sister-in-law, Diane & Joe Seger of Fort Loramie along with numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Virgil Kramer; a brother-in-law, Bill Goettemoeller and father & mother-in-law, Jerry & Anna Subler.

Mr. Kramer had been engaged in farming all of his working life.  In 1994, he retired from the Minster Machine Company where he had been employed 28 years.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown, St. Denis Knights of Columbus Council #1756 (3rd degree), Catholic Knights of America and the Minster Machine 25-year club.  Years ago, Gene & Pat were long-time members of the Dixie Twirlers square dance club.  Gene was dedicated to his family.  He also loved playing cards and restoring antique tractors.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Monday, January 29, 2024, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Isaiah Callan and Deacon Brice Berger presiding.  Interment will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery.  Family and friends may call Sunday, 2:00 to 7:00 PM and Monday 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.  Memorials may be made to EverHeart Hospice, Athenaeum of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary or charities of choice.  Private condolences may be expressed at


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