Steve Kramer, 54, of Howard, died unexpectedly, Monday, Sept. 9.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Howard. Burial followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary, visitation and prayer services were Thursday.

Steve was born on Oct. 17, 1964, in Mitchell to Dean and JoAnn (Sundstrom) Kramer. He attended school in Howard, graduating in 1983. During high school, Steve met the love of his life, Kay Kieffer. The couple were united in marriage on April 25, 1987. To this union three children were born. Steve began working at Stamana Vans before working at Kieffer Oil for 30 years. He was a hardworking handyman who could fix anything.

He was a member of the Fedora Fire Department. Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, watching his children’s sporting events, and going on vacations with Kay and their friends. Most of all he loved spending time with his granddaughter, Leona

Those grateful for sharing in his life are his wife, Kay; children, Kendall, Nick (Amber), and Mitchell; one granddaughter; his mother, JoAnn; five brothers, Doug of Howard, Kim of Howard, Mark (Barb) of Platte City, Mo., Brian (Bette) of Madison, and Tom of Howard; one sister Liz (Lon) Gatton of Greeley, Colo.; in-laws, Larry (Rose) Kieffer of Howard; brothers-in-law, Bruce (Becky) Kieffer of Aberdeen, Joe (Elizabeth) Kieffer, Chris (Kate) Kieffer, and Paul (Cathy) Kieffer all of Rapid City; sisters-in-law, Kim (Jim) Klinkhammer of Howard, and Ann (Mark) Ogle of Frontenac, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dean; his wife, Judy; step-father, John Raesly; and all grandparents.

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