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Carol Kramer — Orient

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:25 p.m. CDT

Carol Kramer, 75, of Orient died July 15, 2014, at Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Orient United Methodist Church. The Rev. Cathy Nutting will officiate. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery, rural Orient. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield. Memorials may be given to the Carol Kramer memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

Carol Joyce Antisdel, daughter of Georgia (Bennett) and Claude Antisdel, was born Oct. 9, 1938, in rural Richland.

Carol attended school in Richland and graduated in 1956.

After graduation, she stayed with her parents to help on the family farm near Richland for a year.

Carol then moved to Des Moines and worked in the mail room for Bell Telephone.

On March 9, 1958, Carol married Arden Kramer and resided on the farm in rural Orient (Zion) area.

Carol worked alongside of Arden on the farm.

Carol was a member of Hill of Zion Church and active in the Zion Evening Circle.

Carol was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago. During the past year, Carol spent time at Prairie View Assisted Living in Creston and at Clearview Home in Clearfield.

Carol is survived by her husband Arden Kramer of Orient; children, Michelle and Curt Downing, Melinda and Doug Skellenger, Michael Kramer, Monty and Sherri Kramer, Melody and Jeff Murphy, Meg and Brian Haines, all of Orient area; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Matthew and Sheryl Downing, Mikaela, Chasse and Chloe, Adam and Heather Downing, Brett Skellenger, Maxwell and Grant, Katie and Brian Coen, Jack, Charlie and Addie, Beau Skellenger, Jennifer and Nathan Katzer and Gavin, Bradley and Becky Kramer, Aubrey and Cooper, Shelby and Reece Kramer, Alexx, Hannah and Abbey Murphy, Maddison, McClain and McCoy Haines; sisters, Betty (husband Bob) Craig of Cedar Rapids, Shirley Harry of Orient and Twila (husband Winston) Kingery of Orient; other relatives and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, A.C. and Anna Kramer; granddaughter Cassie Christina Kramer; sister Colleen Johnson; brother Doug Antisdel; granddaughter-in-law Megan Justice Skellenger; and brothers-in-law, Bill Harry and Marvin Johnson.

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