LuVerne Lester Krambeer, 92, of Monona, Iowa died Friday, June 18, 2021 at his home in Monona. He was born October 31, 1928 to Lester and Phyllis (Drahn) Krambeer in Wagner Township, rural Luana, Iowa. He was baptized on December 9, 1928 by Rev. Gerhard Bunge and confirmed on January 10, 1943 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona, Iowa. LuVerne attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Monona High School in 1947, where his baseball team were State Champion runner-ups. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, during the Korean Conflict.
On March 28, 1954, LuVerne was united in marriage with Jeanette Ann Saacke at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. Together they farmed in rural Farmersburg from 1954 until they moved to Monona in 1981. LuVerne was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa and served as Church Council, Parish Education Coordinator and Chairman of the Church Auction. He bowled for thirty-five years on the Postville Bowling Leagues. LuVerne enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with friends, summer picnics, holiday get togethers with family and ice fishing with Jim Bollman. His greatest joy was anytime spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving LuVerne are his wife of sixty-seven years, Jeanette Krambeer of Monona, Iowa; his children, Lindsey (Kim) Krambeer of Farmersburg, Iowa, Karman (Tom) Crawley of Altoona, Iowa and Lynette (Wendall Morney) Krambeer of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Lucas Krambeer of McGregor, Iowa, Kenna (Alex) Hamilton of Amana, Iowa, Bailey (Kurt) Sander of Altoona, Iowa and Dillan (Taylor) Crawley of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Lyvea Krambeer and Annabelle and Harper Hamilton; his siblings, Marilyn Baade of Monona, Iowa and Judy (Jim) Walter of Luana, Iowa; sister-in-law, Ramona (John) Hoyem; brothers-in-law, Robert (Joyce) Saacke and Marlyn Nuehring.
LuVerne was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Phyllis Krambeer; one sister, Verda Lamker; brothers-in-law, Gene Baade and Duane Lamker; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Nuehring.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa with Pastor Jeremy Wolfe as the officiant. There will be a visitation from 9:30 am until time of service at the church on Wednesday.
Burial with Military Rites will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at St. Paul Cemetery in Monona, Iowa.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.