Lori Kramer-Gardes passes away at 91

DOWNEY - Lori Kramer-Gardes passed away Aug. 3 at age 91.She was born April 4, 1918 in Lacrosse, Wis. She and her first husband, Ray Kramer, met in college and married during his military service. They moved to Southern California in 1948, where they raised two daughters. Kramer-Gardes was predeceased by Ray Kramer in 1997 after 56 years of marriage. She is survived by her second husband of 10 years, Bert Gardes, and their daughters, Sohn Reynolds, Kai Kramer and Pat Bennet; grandsons, Michael and Bert Van Curler; and great-grandchildren. Kramer-Gardes was a Catholic and longtime parishoner of St. Raymond's Catholic Church. St. Raymond's will host a funeral Mass tomorrow at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Heart Association or to the National Parkinson's Foundation. ********** Published: August 7, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 16