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Mark W. Kramer

Mark W. Kramer

Owner/Operator ~ Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Mark W. Kramer is a second generation funeral director and co-owner of Kramer Funeral Home with his brother, Robert.  He has been actively involved in working at the funeral home since the age of 16 when he was first licensed as an apprentice, but also worked with his father long before that.

Mark was born and raised in Tekoa, Washington, graduating high school in 1968.  He served his apprenticeship at Hazen & Jager Funeral Home in Spokane while attending classes at Spokane Falls Community College.  After earning his prerequisite credits, he attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1972.

On December 1, 1972, Mark and his brother assumed management of the funeral home in Palouse, working under the direction of their father, Jack Kramer, who purchased the firm in 1969 from the Kimball family.  The brothers assumed ownership of both funeral homes (Palouse & Tekoa) in 1989 when Jack & Marian Kramer “semi-retired”.

Mark served on Palouse's Planning and Zoning Commission for many years before being appointed to the city's Board of Adjustment where he currently serves as chairman.

Mark’s hobbies include bowling, fishing, hunting, camping and working harvest for local farmers, driving combine and grain truck.  He is married to Ami C. (Lemon) Kramer, formerly of Colfax and he has two sons, Brandon and Daniel.

Telephone: 1-509-878-1221

Email: mark@kramercares.com


Robert C. Kramer

Robert C. Kramer

Owner/Operator ~ Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Robert C. Kramer is a second generation funeral director and co-owner of Kramer Funeral Home with his brother, Mark.  He has been actively involved in working at the funeral home since a young age, working alongside his father.

Robert was born and raised in Tekoa, Washington, graduating high school in 1969.  He served his apprenticeship at Hazen & Jager Funeral Home in Spokane while also attending classes at Washington State University.  After earning his prerequisite credits, he attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1972.

On December 1, 1972, Robert and his brother assumed management of the funeral home in Palouse, working under the direction of their father, Jack Kramer, who purchased the firm in 1969 from the Kimball family.  The brothers assumed ownership of both funeral homes (Palouse & Tekoa) in 1989 when Jack & Marian Kramer “semi-retired”. Robert moved to Tekoa in 2003 to assume day to day management of the firm when his mother was unable to continue to do so.

Robert has been a civil servant to the community over the years including serving one term on the Palouse City Council and as Mayor of Palouse for 16 years.  He also serves on the Tekoa Ambulance Board. 

Robert’s hobbies include golfing, hunting and taking road trips.  He is married to Pastor Kathy Lee Kramer and they have three children, Adam, John & Matt, as well as several grandchildren.

Telephone: 1-509-284-5501

Email: robert@kramercares.com


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