Gertrude Kramer

April 14, 1936 - January 23, 2019

Gertrude “Trudy”  Kramer, of  Corunna, MI., formerly of Batavia, IL.,  peacefully passed on to our Lord, January 23, 2019. She was born on April 14, 1936 in Sandwich, IL. the daughter of Sherm and Mildred (nee. Wilson) Bark. She was united in marriage to  George B. Kramer.

Trudy was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was known for her cooking, she had a great listening ear with sound advice, loved to garden, and she was a happy hour queen. Trudy was always ready for the next adventure with her purse on her lap.

Trudy is survived by her seven children, David, Delores Hubbard, Donna (Tim) Gahan, Don (Kelly), Duane (Liz), Denise (Jeff) Bumbar, and Dana (Roger) Clark; one brother, Claude Bark; grandchildren, Megan Kramer, Hannah (Will) Neal, Matt Kramer, Molly Kramer, Catherine Matthews, Brad (Kelly) Hubbard, Brian (Brandis) Hubbard, Patrick Wegman, Whitney (Jason) Jorgensen, Christopher (Ashley) Gahan, Colin (Gaby) Kramer, Amanda Kramer, Holly Kramer, Danielle (Brad) Tenney, Nicole Kramer, Olivia Bumbar, and Haley Clark; great-grandchildren, Bosch, Calla, Bryn, Noraea, Sean, Owen, Brady, Avery, Shannon, Camden and Jaxon.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband George, her parents, brother, Charles Bark, daughter; Debra (Pat) Wegman, and  daughter-in-law; Cathy Kramer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Marywood Cemetery in Aurora.

In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to; Anderson Animal Shelter of South Elgin or Owosso Community Players in Owosso, MI.

For additional information please call the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Denise Bumbar Thank you all for your sweet memories, she was kind and strong at the same time. We all miss her and that incredible personality and great sense of humor! We loved her so much!!! 💗😍🥰😇
  • john tuttle John Tuttle, Psychologist Trudy was a classmate at SHS. I best remember her as a Quipster in class and at reunions. She always livened up any gathering. Our sympathy goes out to her family in this time of sorrow.
  • Dan Fisher, M.D. When my family moved to Sandwich I attended 8th grade at a one room country school 1 mile up the road fro the Bark Farm . Trudy was the only other student in the 8th grade. She was super smart and tough competition. In High School we sang duets together. She was a great friend. I will miss her.
  • Margie (Lockman) Runquist Dear Kramer family...I am SO sorry to see your Mother's obituary in the paper, but I want to share how much she mean to me as a child...we rented the house across the road from them In Sandwich, and your Mother was always SO sweet and kind to this little waif of a girl!!! She took me under her wing, and protected me from all the boys we had to contend with!!! I was SO excited to see her at Denise's party one night, and even more so when she actually remembered me!!! I will always remember her with deep fondness. I am so sorry for your loss...Sincerely, Margie
  • Michael Dear Kramer family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Gertrude. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.
  • Frank Nemechek Trudy was always a delight to be with. The great times she, George, my Joni and I had together will fondly be in my memory for ever. God Bless you, Trudy!
  • Kim Bliss I will miss her Christmas letters I got from her every year.