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Passing of Bill Kramer

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Passing of Bill Kramer Reply with quote

Sad news to tell you. Monday evening, May 24th, around 5:30 Bill Kramer passed away from congestive heart failure. He'd returned to his house a little over two weeks before from the hospital and was being cared for by one of his daughters, Karen O'Connell, and his niece, Andrea under the guidance of hospice care. His other daughter, Carol Koch, had been going down frequently as well to spend time with him and cook and care for him. Both of us and Karen's family - Chris (Karen's husband) and Andrea, had spent Sunday with him. Karen and Chris were with him when he died Monday evening.

We all knew it was coming, but it's still very sad. He'd had a long and interesting life, especially the fifteen years or so when his world seemed to revolve around biking. He'd gone on so many interesting, long rides in the US and even in Mexico and Central America with his biking friends. He was a WWII veteran, spending much of the war in Europe - luckily not in combat. His house is filled with large landscape paintings that he'd done mostly in the 70's and early 80's, as well as with all kinds of beautiful, often unusual furniture that he'd built - mostly out of walnut - he was an amateur inventor. He'd kept several dozen finches and other birds in a large outdoor aviary that he built several years ago, and he loved gardening as well.

We'll miss him.

Steve Koch (Bill's son-in-law)



Bill was BCI# 1139 & joined us in June 1990
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is with deep sadness that I read about Bill's passing. Although Bill and I didn't see eye to eye I have always had the highest respect for Bill. On behalf of The Orange County Rebel Riders please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences on his passing.

Bill, may you be you have a gentle following wind on that unending down hill with no stop signs and lots of coffee stops. You've earned it. You are very missed.
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