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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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DAN KRAMER

DAN KRAMER, 57, OF KEY WEST, FLA., PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2013, AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER WITH HIS WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS, KATRINA AND JESSICA, BY HIS SIDE. FATHER JOHN BAKER AND HIS BEST FRIEND OF 30 YEARS, CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, WERE WITH HIM AS WELL.

HE WAS BORN ON SEPT. 7, 1956, IN THE DALLES, ORE., TO CARL AND DEMETRA (DIONAS) KRAMER. DAN WAS THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF DAN'S TROPICAL TREE SERVICE. DAN MOVED TO KEY WEST 36 YEARS AGO FROM THE DALLES, ORE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE BASILICA OF ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA. DAN'S SECOND HOME WAS ON THE WATER, WHERE HE ENJOYED SCUBA DIVING, PRO FREE DIVING, AND SPEAR FISHING, WHICH HE HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR. HE HELPED START AND WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE KEY WEST SOCCER LEAGUE. IN HIGH SCHOOL, DAN WAS A WRESTLER AND WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. DURING COLLEGE, DAN WAS ACTIVE IN SOCCER AND DIVING. HE WAS AN ACTIVE PLAYER IN THE KEY WEST SOCCER LEAGUE. HE WAS A SOCCER COACH FOR MANY YEARS AND COACHED HIS DAUGHTERS AND MANY CHILDREN IN KEY WEST.

SURVIVING ARE HIS PARENTS, CARL AND DEMETRA KRAMER OF THE DALLES, ORE.; WIFE, KAREM KRAMER OF KEY WEST; DAUGHTERS KATRINA AND JESSICA KRAMER OF KEY WEST AND VICTORIA KRAMER OF WASHINGTON STATE; BROTHER KEVIN KRAMER OF THE DALLES; SISTERS SUSAN FIELD OF PORTLAND, ORE., AND RACHEL KRAMER OF COLORADO; MOTHER-IN-LAW REYNA ULLOA, WHO WAS BY HIS SIDE FOR MANY MONTHS DURING AND THROUGHOUT HIS FIGHT; BROTHER-IN-LAW MIGUEL ULLOA IN THE ARMY IN AFGHANISTAN; AND SISTERS-IN-LAW ISIS PIERCE OF VIRGINIA AND JESSY ULLOA OF SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 3 P.M. FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013, AT THE BASILICA OF ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL FOLLOW THE CHURCH SERVICE AT 915 DUVAL ST., UPSTAIRS; EVERYONE IS WELCOME. THE DEAN-LOPEZ FUNERAL HOME IS ENTRUSTED WITH ALL FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.