Beverly Ann “Bev” Kramme, only daughter of Elmo L. and Hannah (Senn) Morfitt, was born June 28, 1940, in Harris, Iowa. She spent her youth around Hartley, Iowa, where she attended school; graduating from Hartley High School with the class of 1957.
On Sunday, October 4, 1959, Bev became the bride of Harold Lavern Kramme at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. Harold and Bev would spend the majority of their married life in rural Hartley, raising their three children here and calling it “home” for the next 63 years.
Along with caring for her growing family, Bev was also the bookkeeper for Sorenson’s Farm Drainage which was based in Hartley; a job she enjoyed for several years. She had been a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church as well as Trinity United Church Of Christ, both located in Hartley.
For entertainment, Bev had belonged to a bowling league and always looked forward to getting together with friends to chat and play cards. In the summer months, camping at the lakes with the whole family created wonderful memories for everybody. When she couldn’t be outside, Bev usually had a jigsaw puzzle going – tempting her to search for that elusive piece. However, the puzzle would just have to wait if the Iowa HAWKEYES were playing! While she enjoyed all these things, nothing could compare to precious time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she dearly loved.
In June of 2022, Harold and Bev decided to take life a little easier and moved to an assisted living facility in Sheldon, Iowa. On Saturday, March 11, 2023, Bev passed from this life at the age of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Hannah Morfitt; her brother, Jerry Morfitt; and parents-in-law, Irwin and Mildred Kramme.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Harold Kramme of Sheldon, Iowa; her children: Sheri (John) Drahota of McGregor, Minnesota, Cyndi (Jay) Sandholm and Monte (Angi) Kramme all of Sheldon, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.