Danny Kramer

Danny Kramer, age 74, of Philip, South Dakota and formerly of Burlington, Iowa, died unexpectedly, Saturday, February 1, 2020, in Chula Vista, California.

Danny Lee Kramer was born July 10, 1945, to Beryl and Lois Ross Kramer. He was raised on the family farm in New London, Iowa. After graduating from New London High School in 1963, he attended the American Business College in Rapid City, South Dakota where he met Linda Lee Long.  After dating for some time, the two decided their paths would go separate ways.  Linda later married John (Jack) Still in 1967, who passed away in a plane crash in 1968. Danny and Linda met again and rekindled their relationship.

In June 1970, Danny and Linda were married in Davenport, Iowa. During their careers, they had the opportunity to reside in a number of states, including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Washington and California. During his career, Danny achieved significant success at General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC).  After beginning with GMAC in Carthage, Illinois, Danny was promoted to the Moline, Illinois branch in 1975.

In 1981, Danny bought his first personal computer and shortly thereafter taught himself how to write computer software.  He utilized his skills to voluntarily automate processes within GMAC.  After utilizing some of his newly created programs nationwide, GMAC promoted Danny to Executive Office of General Motors in Detroit, Michigan.  He continued having considerable success with GMAC and was subsequently promoted to branch manager in positions in Seattle, Washington and Highland, California.

Following retirement, Danny and Linda moved from Moorpark, California to Burlington, Iowa. In 2007, they purchased a motor home so they could spend more time visiting family and friends around the country. In June 2012, they sold their home in Burlington to follow their dream of becoming fulltime RV’ers. God called Linda home on April 6, 2013 and Danny continued his adventures as a fulltime RV’er.  Prior to his passing, Danny enjoyed sharing time with Linda Smith of New London, Iowa.

Grateful for having shared Danny’s life include his son, John (Tonya) Kramer of Philip, South Dakota; his son, Jason (Penelope) Kramer of Corona, California; five grandchildren, Coy, Corbin and Colden (Philip); Kaylee and Zachery (Corona); sister, Vicky (Walt) Schuttler of Bettendorf, Iowa; sister, Kathy (Richard) Villhauer of Iowa City, Iowa; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Visitation for Mr. Kramer will be held from 11:00 – 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Procession to Winfield Scott Cemetery, Winfield, Iowa will immediately follow.  Pastor Chris Hinkle will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.