Helen Anna Kramer

July 18, 1924 - October 8, 2022
Helen Anna Kramer

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Helen “Gie” Anna (Klimas) Kramer, 98, passed away October 8, 2022, in Wilmington NC. She was born to Edward and Antoinette (Mrczkowska) Klimas on July 18, 1924, in Washington County, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Dute” Kramer and a daughter, Kimberly Kramer.

She is survived by her children: Karen Budziszewski (Mike) and Kevin Kramer (Barb); grandchildren: Michael Budziszewski (Suzie), Alicia Bechtold (Rich), Shannon Engel (Matt), Ryan Burke, Sarah Dickinson (Chris), Matt Kramer; and eleven great-grandchildren.

During WWII, Helen was a welder at Dravo Shipyard. She was a member of Scene III Women’s Club of Wilmington.

There will be a Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington NC, on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM.

Inurnment will take place at Coastal Carolina Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, NC at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, www.lifecare.org

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  • October 29, 2022
    “Trish” Ruge says:
    Just seeing that Helen has passed from our touch. I knew when I saw her in May that time was short. She helped introduce me to future friends at The Keys, and always made life interesting. Sometimes you could upset her and delight her in short order. But she was smart, funny and fun-loving almost to the end. She was ready to go, and I bet heaven is hopping’ now that she’s arrived! Love and miss you Helen. Thanks for your friendship!!

  • October 18, 2022
    Judy Hinds (Heim) says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have the fondest memories of being with all of you when you were young - having picnics at your house and having Aunt Janet and Uncle Ray's surprise anniversary party. Your Mom sent me her Christmas Letter every year and I loved reading it. She was a a great lady and now she is with Dute and Kim. Rest in peace.

  • October 16, 2022
    Mary Louise Regan says:
    I will my best friend Helen terribly. But I happy she is now with the love of her life Dute. I cherish all the wondeful memories we shared. She was a special lady & a devote Christian. Rest in peace. I know she is organizing a meeting of the Over the Hill Group with those who have gone before us. Love you Helen.

  • October 16, 2022
    Elaine Colton says:
    I knew Helen from Scene 111. She came to meetings up until last year. A lovely woman of dignity and class. Always with a smile, she was an inspiration to us all Elaine Colton President, Scene lll

  • October 16, 2022
    Betty Flavin says:
    Helen was a wonderful friend. There were many great conversations ! She was just an amazing lady and loved to be around people and enjoyed every minute of it and was also very talented! She missed Dute very much and was ready to join him. I was fortunate enough to see her a few days before she passed. She will be sadly missed by MANY people. Loved you Helen!!