Alan Van Kramer
May 10, 1968 - January 3, 2024
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Alan Van Kramer, age 55, passed away on January 3, 2024, at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born May 10, 1968, in Painesville, Ohio, to Betsy (Trawatha) Rod from Willoughby, Ohio, currently living in Winter Haven Florida and Roger Van Kramer of Mentor, Ohio. He was husband to Kitty OShea and loving …
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Debby Cattell left a message on January 12, 2024:
Thank you for your service to the people of Madison. Kitty and family we are praying for you. Love you ♥️
Patrick Shanon left a message on January 11, 2024:
Alan was a true and loyal friend to all that knew him. He was one of the few people that I have encountered in my many different experiences that was apolitical and sought after the best solution. Al was always teaching and we all were able to learn a lot from him over the years both in the fire profession and in our private lives. I am so glad I was able to spend many hours with Al over the last few weeks—Al never changed—he was always interested in others and concerned about those around him more than himself. Al was truly one of a kind and a friend that made an impact on my life and everyone he knew. I count it a privilege that Al was a friend to me and my family and one of the best co-workers in the fire service that i was able to serve with. Thanks to Al for making a positive difference in this crazy world. God Bless you Al!
Tim Nelson left a message on January 7, 2024:
RIP AVK Firefighters always called each other “brother” - but you were truly like a “big brother” to me. I will always value your (work & life) advice & the great times we had on-duty / off-duty. I am especially grateful that you mentioned being recently baptized & giving your heart to Jesus (during our last visit). That means we are not saying “goodbye” - just “see you later”…
Nita Wyatt left a message on January 7, 2024:
In memory of Alan Van Kramer, Nita Wyatt lit a candle
Joey left a message on January 7, 2024:
Thank you for your time and dedication to the Madison Fire District. My condolences are with the family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Becky Crawley(Davis) left a message on January 6, 2024:
Sending my prayers 🙏 Alan was one of kind!God speed my friend
Amos S. left a message on January 6, 2024:
Thank you for your service.
Sandy Lehman left a message on January 6, 2024:
Was shocked and saddened to read of Alan's passing. Many memories of Alan as he began his fire fighting career as a young man with Harpersfield Fire Department. Alan was eager to learn, smiling, kind and caring, and it was always a pleasure to work with him. My sincere condolences to his family.
Beth Henning left a message on January 6, 2024:
I hold dear many fond memories of Alan. From the first time I met him in Geneva ER, 30 years ago. He was always kind, compassionate, and professional. Always a smile or willing to help. Made the best “special “ lemonade at the Beef Roast to be shared with friends. Many times stopped to say hi as he passed me walking the neighborhood. The community has lost one of the good guys, and he will be missed. May he Rest In Peace always.
Yvonne Doyle left a message on January 6, 2024:
My deepest sympathies and prayers for the family and the Madison Fire District. As a utility worker working in the field I have had the pleasure of working with Mr Van Kramer in the field over 22 years and can’t express enough on how professional and knowledgeable he was. He always had a positive kind and caring attitude.
Shawn left a message on January 6, 2024:
In memory of Alan Van Kramer, Shawn lit a candle
Tina Rapp left a message on January 6, 2024:
Al, we miss you. Prayers to family and friends.
Chris Link left a message on January 5, 2024:
As a Lake Hospital nurse I worked along side Alan frequently. He was always professional,knowledgeable and caring. We have lost a very special man.
Michael Smith left a message on January 5, 2024:
I worked with Alan early on in both of our careers. He was always very easy to work with and he and I were both at the same points of our careers in the fire service. His passing is something that really hits home and I can only pray that his friends and family find comfort in knowing he isn't suffering anymore. God Bless Brother.
Bonnie Kraus McKenzie left a message on January 5, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers.
Thomas Basey left a message on January 5, 2024:
Just heard the news… So sorry for your loss.
Lyle Airwyke left a message on January 5, 2024:
Not just a friend but a brother in the fire service. Alot of good times working togather. Rest in Peace brother.
D Schiemann left a message on January 5, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. We will remember Alan as quick-witted with a twinkle in his eye… of the good guys…..
Behm Family Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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