Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11 a.m.at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Concord, with the Rev. Allen Klatt, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
A visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Fellowship and lunch will follow the interment at St. Stephen’s cemetery.
Eva Anna Helena Pigorsch was born on December 15, 1919 in the Town of Aurora, Waushara County. She was the daughter of George and Martha (Schmude) Pigorsch. She was the second youngest of a family of ten children and was baptized in January of 1920 at Immanuel Lutheran church in Auroraville, WI. She attended grade school at Davenport School in the township of Aurora. Eva also attended Green Lake County Normal School and graduated from Berlin High School in 1939.
Eva taught at Pioneer School in Jefferson County for two years. She married Arthur Lewis Kramer of Sullivan on June 5, 1942 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville. They joined St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Concord. Their three sons, Lynn Arthur, Frank Allen and Lon Michael were baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.
Eva also taught Sunday school, vacation bible school and was a member of St. Stephen’s Ladies’ Aid for many years. She also held many offices over the years for the Ladies’ Aid.
Eva was the first president of Jefferson County’s Ladies Farm Bureau. She was a 4-H leader for the Concord Center Clovers in the Town of Concord for thirteen years. She also cared for an elderly neighbor lady for eight years.
Eva and Arthur farmed in the Town of Concord until their retirement on January 1, 1968, when their son, Lynn took over the farm. Arthur was still very interested in the farm and was free to give advice, until he passed away on October 7, 2003.
Survivors include her three sons, Lynn Kramer of Sullivan; Frank (Susan) Kramer of Helenville; Lon (Lynette) Kramer of Sullivan; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, as well as many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, six sisters and two brothers; two sisters-in-law and six
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown are serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.