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
Hoening Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am
St. Wendelin Catholic Church
Burial & Military Honors
Saturday, May 13, 2017 following the Funeral Mass
St. Wendelin Cemetery