Obituary: Fay P. Kramer


August 2, 1929 – September 11, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Fay P. KramerFay P. Kramer, nee Olthoff, age 92, of Crown Point, IN, formerly of South Holland, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Jacob E. Kramer. Loving mother of Jack (Tammy) Kramer, Laurel (Richard) Hamilton, Marcia (Larry) Tromp, the late Joy (late John) Upchurch, and the late Donald Kramer. Devoted grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 26, and great-great grandmother of one. Dear sister of the late Joan (late John) Buckley, late May (late Henry) Dahm, late Ruth (late John) DeYoung, late Judith (late Jake) Hamstra, late Beatrice (late Harry) Boer, and the late John (late Marilyn) Olthoff. Also preceded in death by her parents John and Myrtle Olthoff. Fay and her husband Jacob owned and operated Kramers Grocery Store in South Holland for many years. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Visitation Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with Rev. Ed Marcusse officiating. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Gideons International ( or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at


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