Maria H. Kramer, age 78, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Maria was born in Binsfeld, Germany, August 19, 1937, daughter of the late Jacob and Margareta (Nee: Krag) Kroschel.

Maria retired from In-Sink-Erator after thirty years of employment. She had a great love for all animals and was a supporter of the H.O.P.E. Safehouse. Maria was also a member of the Deutscher Männer Verein.

She will be sadly missed by her son, George Kramer; stepson, Peter (Jackie) Kramer; her grandchildren, Paul, Kari, Eric, Tabitha, and D.J.; three great-grandchildren, Justin, Christian, Jillian; her dear friend and caregiver, Sally Hudec; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jay LaFreniere; second husband, Gunter Kramer; and her sister.

Private services were held.