Earl (Murph) Kramer


Earl (Murph) Kramer passed away in is home on April 28, 2013, where he resided for the last 30 years. He was 75 years old. One of eight children, he was born on March 27, 1938, to Chester and Alice Keene Kramer. He was a lifetime resident of Hoquiam, Wash.

Murph was a man of multiple capabilities. In his younger years, he worked in the Timber Industry as a Rigging Man, High Climber, Rigging Spar Trees, Log Loader Operator, and Timber Faller.

He also spent many years in Alaska as a Commercial Fisherman, and Engineer on larger vessels.

In his retirement years, he very much enjoyed clam digging with his family, hunting, fixing mechanical problems on his friends, families, and neighbors automobiles.

Murph enjoyed spending time with his wide network of family and friends. He is survived by brothers, Clifford (Skip) Kramer and Charles (Chills) Kramer; children, Keith Kramer, Dan Kramer, Kathy Kramer Filippi and Deena Kramer Cacy; grandchildren, Joseph Cacy and Sydney Cacy.

Murph was preceded in death by his sons, Wayne and Dale Kramer; and his grandson, Jacob Earl Kramer.

Please join the family to share memories of Murph at the V.F.W. in Hoquiam from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013.