Dixie A. Kramer

May 19, 2020
Kramer, Dixie A. Crop


Private Family Memorial Services: to take place at Locke Funeral Home. 




Memorials: May be directed to Kidney Cancer Foundation, 9450 SW Gemini Drive #38269 Beaverton, Oregon 97008-7105 or by visiting Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


     Dixie A. Kramer, 68, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.
     She was born July 23, 1951, in Waterloo, daughter of William J. and Alice H. Niichel Federspiel. Dixie graduated from Jesup High School in 1969.
     She married Ronald Dake in 1970; they later divorced. She married Robert "Bob" Kramer September 6, 1991 in Waterloo.
     She was a CNA at Schoitz Hospital. She then was a daycare provider for many years. Later, she was a bookkeeper at Carpetland, and retired from Warren Transport.
     She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
     Dixie is survived by her husband of Waterloo; two daughters, Michelle (Josh Hanesford) Dake‚ and Jennifer (Barry) Combs‚ both of Waterloo; two step-sons, Matt Kramer of Clear Lake, and Ryan Kramer of Mason City; step-daughter, Laurie Gansen of Clear Lake; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peg Neuendorf, and Marge (Fritz) Demuth, both of Jesup; four brothers, Nick Federspiel of Cedar Falls‚ Dan Federspiel‚ Larry (Vicky) Federspiel‚ both of Jesup, and Billy (Cheryl) Federspiel of La Porte City; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful companion, Ted.
     She is preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Luke Demuth; great-grandchild, Olive Thorp; two sisters-in-law, Donna and Marlys Federspiel; and one brother-in-law, Ronald Neuendorf.

Dixie was one of a kind. She loved her family and being with them. Bob and Dixie also enjoyed spending time at the Mississippi River with their crazy river crew.
“We didn’t get to pick you, but we’re so glad we got you.”

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  1. Marsha Dinnebier | May 23, 2020
    i always called her Diz....she was a bit Dizzy you know!  I loved her as a classmate, a roommate and a great friend. We laughed, cried, got into lots of mischief, but knew she was there for me always. RIP  and enjoy "The Spirit In The Sky"!
  2. Cheryl and Phil Tillman | May 23, 2020

    Our sympathy to all Dixie's family and friends.

    Cheryl Wygle Tillman, Class of 1969

  3. Ann Northey | May 23, 2020

    Bob, Michelle and Jennifer, My sympathy to you and your family.  Dixie was a classmate in high school, as well as a good friend after we both moved to Waterloo.   May wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time.

    Ann Brown Northey

  4. Pat Heth Balster | May 22, 2020
    I was a classmate of Dixie's and was so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always a bubbly, fun gal! Condolences to her family.
  5. Richard Miller | May 22, 2020
    So sorry to hear this.  I graduated with Dixie.  She was always fun to be around and always had a smile on her face.  Rest in peace
  6. Barb and Carl Scoles | May 21, 2020
    Dixie helped raise my girls and taught me so much about being a mom. She was awesome with the girls and spent way more time than she probably wanted talking to me about everything and anything when I would pick them up. We were so lucky to gave her as part of our life. Much love to Bob, Michelle, Jenny and families
  7. Janan & Randy Weber | May 21, 2020
    Our sympathy to Dixie's family.  I remember her as being kind to me on our bus ride to St. Joseph School in Raymond.  
  8. NANCY SHERIDAN | May 21, 2020
    So sorry to hear Dixie has left this earth. She will be the princess in heaven entertaining everyone. Rest in peace my friend!
  9. Duane and Barb Oldenburger | May 21, 2020
    Fly high dear Friend.  Love you forever-  Barb and Duane Oldenburger and our family  who claimed  you as their second mother.  
  10. LOTHAR MEYER | May 21, 2020

    Bob and Family :

    May Grace of the Lord be with all at times like this , take time to hug  …………  

        with your hearts and spirit .   

  11. Joel & Ann | May 21, 2020

    Bob,  All our love pours out to you with the loss of your loving Dixie. Well will miss her so.  May God keep you in his love. 

    Joel & Ann

  12. Steve Wikert | May 21, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss Bob! You and I used to walk to school together going to CCHS. I can not remember the last time we have talked. I have not seen you at many/any reunions. But you have my deepest condolences.
  13. Lou Ann Werner Lovell | May 20, 2020
    Deepest sympathies - always had fun playing together when we were little!  
  14. Jill Heinze | May 20, 2020

    So sorry Larry and Vicki for your loss.

    Prayers sent

  15. Mary Ann Schmit | May 20, 2020
    Deepest sympathy to all.
  16. Bonnie Harting | May 20, 2020
    You have our deepest  sympathy. 

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