James R. Kramel, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Jim was born on August 26, 1929 in Boonville, Mo., the son of John E. and Anna Mae (Jones) Kramel. He attended St. Peters High School.
On October 22, 1955, he was united in marriage to Generose A. Niekamp in Jefferson City at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Jim entered the military at the age of 17 in March 1947 and retired from the United States Air Force in June 1967. He was a Korea and Vietnam veteran and served in Japan, Thailand, Austria and South Pacific.
After his military service Jim began another career in August 1967 with the Missouri State Highway Patrol at General Headquarters in the Division of Finance and retired in June 1991.
He was a life member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Basinger/Sone Post 1003. He was also a member of the Capital City Fly Fishers Club and the Holy Name Society. He enjoyed camping, traveling, and fishing with his family.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 63 years, Generose A. Kramel of Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter, Judy Borgmeyer (husband Roy) from Portland, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Erin Borgmeyer and Wayne Borgmeyer (wife Tara).
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Samual Kramel and John Kramel Jr.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 with a prayer service conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Freeman Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Reverend Donald J. Antweiler officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors be held at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Endowment Fund or Masses.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.