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Paul Kram

Paul Kram, 66, of Langdon, ND, passed away January 18, 2018, at Olathe Health Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas.

Paul was born April 16, 1951 in Langdon to Anton and Jean Kram. He grew up on the family farm in the Wales area and attended Wales School until it closed in 1964. In 1969, Paul graduated from Border Central School in Calvin then graduated from North Dakota State University in 1974 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. During his high school and college years, he worked for his Uncle Jake and in 1973, did custom harvesting for Chester Malinski of Carrington. Following his college graduation, he worked for Schramm/Hausauer Implement until 1985, Erling's Oil until 1989 and then Langdon Implement where he was employed for 29 years until his retirement in June 2017.

Paul married Nancy Walicski in Sykeston, ND, on October 26, 1974. Paul and Nancy lived in Wales for a short time before making their home in Langdon where they were blessed with two sons, Shawn and Matthew. Paul was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, an active member of the Knights of Columbus, a past Parish Council member and coached pee-wee and little league baseball for 7 years. On Friday nights, you could always catch Paul on the sidelines watching Cardinal football as part of the chain gang. He loved NDSU Bison football, bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening, restoring his 1945 Willy’s Jeep, and spending time with family. Paul’s one weakness in life was his grandson, Stetson. Paul called him his gift.

Surviving Paul are his wife, Nancy, of Langdon; sons: Shawn (Bridgette) Kram of Durham, NC, and Matthew (Heather) Kram of Louisburg, KS; grandson: Stetson Kram; brothers: Harry (Jane) Kram and Roger (Bernice) Kram; sisters: Deb Hagen and Shelly (Bob) Silletto; brother-in-law: Harvey (Patty) Metzger; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy Metzger, sister-in-law Gail Kram and brother-in-law Roger Hagen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wales, ND. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Langdon at the St. Alphonsus Parish Center across the street from the St. Alphonsus Church.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Cavalier County Cancer Crusaders, 10123 95th Street NE, Langdon, North Dakota 58249 or Olathe Health Hospice House, 15310 Marion St., Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND.


SERVICES
Funeral Service

Friday, January 26, 2018
2:00 PM

St. Michael's Catholic Church

Wales, North Dakota 58281

Visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND.


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So sorry to hear this! I worked with Paul at Hausauer Implement and found him to be an upstanding guy. Sorry for your loss!

Jay Padden Mar 4 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss Nancy. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness . Jan Kleinschmidt

Jan Kleinschmidt Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Remembering Paul at Border Central and at John Deere he will be missed by many our deepest sympathies

Jerry Estenson Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM

Matt and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Vernon Wranosky

Vernon Wranosky Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM

Nancy I am so sorry for your lost. Condolences to you and your family.

Patty (Onerheim) Holman Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

Love to you Nancy and family find comfort in knowing Paul is free of pain and suffering.

Gerry Ryan Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family

William &Kathy roy Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Harley Morlock Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM

Our hearts are broken. You, Shawn & Bridgette, Mathew & Heather and Stetson, and the rest of the family have our deepest sympathy. Love- Kathy & John

Kathy Rueter Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM

Nancy & Family, We send our sympathy in the loss of Paul. We got to know him through Langdon Implement as he waited on us for repairs. May your memories comfort you during this sad time.

Duane & Pamela Schuler Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM

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