LaVerne Melba Thonsgard Kramer

By Staff, 09/29/20 9:11 AM

LaVerne Melba Thonsgaard Kramer, 91, of Hope, Arkansas passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, September 28. She was a Godly lady who taught her children to love the Lord.

She was born to Alfred and Frances Thonsgaard of ElCampo, Texas on May 9, 1929. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances, father and stepmother Rudice Thonsgaard, a beloved husband, Johnnie W. A. Kramer, and siblings Lorraine Gaskamp, Marlene Wolter, and Alfred Jack Thonsgaard.

She leaves behind her children Louise Clendenen & Larry (Hope), Susan Schultz & Scott (Sheridan), Jeannie Murphy & Joe (Heath, Texas), Johnnie A. Kramer & Roxane (Orlando), Tim Kramer & Mickie (Texas) , and Paul Kramer (Hope), 12  grandchildren, 19 great-grands, 1 great-great grand, and siblings, Dale Thonsgaard, Joyce Turegano, Loretta Wittig, and Durwin Kenneth Thonsgaard, and beloved care givers Michelle Brown & Frances Gammage.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Texarkana.

Graveside service will be 11:00am Friday, October 2, 2020 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with JR. Little officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Hope. Special request for mask to be worn by all who attend.

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