Frances I. Kramer, 95, of Preston, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1918, in Carimona Township, Fillmore County, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Clara (Flaby) Workman. She graduated from Preston High School in 1936 and completed normal training, also in Preston. She taught country school for seven years.

On Oct. 9, 1943, she married Kenneth "Knute" Kramer in Lanesboro. The couple lived on the family farm in rural Preston where Frances worked as a homemaker and also for HECO in Harmony for many years.

She was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her three children, Robert (Lorna) of Fountain, Judith and Debra, both of Preston; grandchildren, Gary Jr., Kamra, Chas and Chantelle, all of Preston; three great-grandchildren, Theodore, William and Abigail, all of Preston; a sister, Celesta Hammes of Grand Meadow, and special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years; two sisters, Alvera and Gladys, and one brother, Garnett.

Funeral services were held on Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Chaplain Carol Schaffer officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.

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