William J. "Bill" Kramb



William J. “Bill” Kramb, 94, of Fostoria, passed away at 10:30 am Monday May 8, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.

He was born April 15, 1923 in Sandusky County to Lewis and Anna (Bauer) Kramb. He married Maxine I. Keiffer on April 30, 1949 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and she died April 20, 2016.

Surviving are seven children, Diane (Jerry) Niswander, Michael (Brenda) Kramb, Stephen Kramb, Anthony (Martina) Kramb, Nancy Sparks and Teresa (Kevin) Frederick all of Fostoria and Angela (Phillip) Sallisbury, Findlay; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter (Virginia) Kramb and Thomas (Carrie) Kramb, Fostoria; and a sister, Helen Cochie, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by twin sons, Peter and Paul Kramb (1957); grandson, Jason Sparks; son-in-law, Ernie Sparks; brothers, Robert, Carl and Jack “Edwin” Kramb; and sisters, Sister Lois Ann SND, Rita Fox and Mary Reinhard.

Bill was a faithful member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and a graduate and valedictorian of the 1941 St. Wendelin High School class. He retired in 1986 from the former Excello Corp, Fostoria as a job setter, after 35 years of service. He was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran serving in the South West Pacific Area receiving 7 Battle Stars and was very proud of his service time to our country. He piloted C-46’s and C-47’s in the 69th troop carrier squadron, 433rd group of the 5th Air Force. He enjoyed being part of the Honor Flight program June 8, 2011.

Visitation is 6-8 pm Friday May 12, 2017 at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. A Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 am at the church. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery with military honors provided by the Fostoria United Veterans.

Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin School.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com



Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6-8 pm

242 W. Tiffin Street 242 W Tiffin St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening Funeral Home

  Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

323 N. Wood St., Fostoria, OH 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Church

  Burial & Military Honors

Saturday, May 13, 2017 following the Funeral Mass

765 Van Buren Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Cemetery

  Funeral Lunch & Gathering

Saturday, May 13, 2017 following the cemetery services

323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Parish Hall

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Cheryl O'Brien

Our condolences to the family of Bill Kramb. Diane and Jerry, we will pray for your family. Your father was such a nice person and we know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. God bless you all and may he give you all strength and joy.
Cheryl (Hay) and Dick O'Brien

 Posted May 14, 2017 - 9:30am
David Kurcan

Sorry for your loss.

 Posted May 12, 2017 - 9:33pm
Shelly Fox

Uncle Bill was a wonderful person... always with a smile on his face and a story to tell. We are so appreciative of his, and his brothers service, for our country. We will miss you Uncle Bill, but so happy to know you are no longer suffering and reunited with Aunt Maxine and all your loved ones who have gone before you. Hugs and prayers to all of his children and families! Love Matt and Shelly Fox

 Posted May 12, 2017 - 4:32pm
Elaine & Ted Reinhard

Angie, our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
...Love, Ted & Elaine Reinhard

 Posted May 12, 2017 - 12:33am
jeanne sallisbury

to angie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your dad,you are all in my prayers.

 Posted May 11, 2017 - 6:09pm
Brad Johnson

I sold Bill and Maxine their Buick and always enjoyed visiting with them each time they came in to service their car
Very kind and caring couple, my sincere condolences to the family

 Posted May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
Sharon Zoeller

To lose one's father to death, and, know that their spirit is alive, is comforting. I understand the sorrow of losing one's dad, and knowing that 100 will not happen. Wonderful that he was over 90 years of age because reaching 90 means a life well lived and gives them a special status of having that "90" blessing of years. Peace to one and all. Your mother was dad's second cousin.

 Posted May 12, 2017 - 10:15am
Connie (Frankart) & Ed Gross

Take good care and know that we care - - our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Kramb Families.

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 5:24pm
Gary Reinhart

I am so sorry for your loss.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Gary Reinhart

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 1:25pm
Sharon McClintock

Phil, thinking of you and your family during this time of loss.

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 10:23am
Larry and Sue weiler

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Kramb clan during this time of sorrow and celebration of Bill's life. Everyday will bring back memories, some will bring a laugh and some a tear but they are all precious.

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 10:09am
Steve Rowe & Colleen MarkeyRowe

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 9:02am
Joan Eckenrod from Alabama

To all my cousins, your father was one of the best. I was the flower girl at Uncle Bill and aunt Maxine 's wedding. they made me feel very special. He will be missed and remembered. His smile will last forever and blind them at the pearly gates. Stay strong. Love, Joann Eckenrod

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 10:13pm
Bill Whitacre

My thoughts and Prayers go out to all of You.

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 8:30pm
Bill Whitacre

Sorry for your loss, My Prayers are with You all.

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 8:29pm
Julie Nye

Angie, thinking about you during this difficult time. Saying prayers for you and your family to gain the strength in the next few days as well as in the days ahead. Hugs to you! Todd and Jules

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 12:20pm
Brenda Reinhard Tobolt

Your in my thoughts and in my prayers .

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 12:12pm
Linda Reinhard

In our thoughts and prayers !! Uncle Bill will be missed !!! Love you Linda and Larry

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 8:23am
Helen Cochie and her families

Hugs and Prayers to the whole Kramb families!!!! May the Good Lord be with us all!!!

 Posted May 8, 2017 - 10:16pm

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