Virgene ‘Jean’ Kramer

Virgene M. “Jean” M. Kramer (nee Berard), 77, of Grafton, passed away July 18, 2022, unexpectedly but peacefully at home of natural causes.

Jean was born on July 29, 1944, in Wausau, the daughter of the late Jerry and Annabelle (Kickbusch) Berard.

She graduated from Newman High School and married Peter (Pete) Kramer on June 24, 1967, in Wausau.

Jean and Pete lived in Madison for two years and North Plainfield, N.J., for five years, then moved to Grafton in 1975.

Jean worked as a bank teller and a homemaker before retiring as a cashier from Shopko in 2006.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband Pete (2004) and is survived by her son Mike Kramer (Susie) of Mequon; daughter Sue (Kramer) Yass (Karl) of Port Washington; sisters Judy (Berard) Zilisch (Jeff) of Ringle, Linda (Berard) Gesicki (John) of Rothschild and Bonnie (Berard) Beyersdorff (Bruce) of Wausau; brother Jon (Kathy) Berard of Hudson; brother-in-law Scott Kramer of Madison; and grandchildren Madison Kramer (16), Emma Kramer (14), Hannah Kramer (11), Samantha Yass (14) and Dylan Yass (12).

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton. The family will receive friends and acquaintances beginning at noon, with a service to follow at 2 p.m.

Her final resting place will be next to her husband Peter Kramer at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau, date and time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marathon County Humane Society or any local animal shelter.

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