Joseph Kramp
August 13, 1934 - April 30, 2013
Joseph Emerson Kramp, 78, of Rudolph, OH passed from this life to be in a better place on Tuesday April 30, 2013 with his family at his side. Joe was born August 13th, 1934 to Gerald and Florence (Clark) Kramp in Rudolph. Joe worked for 30 plus years at Brush Wellman before retiring. He married Norma (Tavernier) Kramp. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and a bother, Robert also of Rudolph. He was an avid golfer and active in youth sports while raising his five children. Joe also enjoyed car racing in the early 60's and later farming and spending time in his garden. He also enjoyed training and racing harness horses with his two sons. He always looked forward to visits and spending time with his grandchildren. Joe is survived by his sons Joe (Annette) and Doug, of Cleveland OH, daughters, Diana (Jim) Ladd of Gulf Breeze FL, Dapper (Gary) Bockbrader, Bowling Green OH, and Carmen (Chris) Krebs Landrum, South Carolina, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Eleanor and a special friend, Janet Caskey, three sisters Marian (Robert) Walters, Rudolph, OH, Sue (Tom) Lorenz, Lawrence, KS and Linda (Mike) Bechstein, Custar, OH. Family and friends may call Friday May 3, 2013, at DUNN FUNERAL HOME located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday May 4th from 10:00-11:00a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00am at the funeral home. Rev. Meg Knapp will officiate. Interment will follow at Wingston Cemetery. Celebration of life luncheon will follow at Bowling Green Country Club. The family request memorials to be made to Bridge Hospice-Heritage Corner Health Care Campus. 1069 Klotz Rd Bowling Green OH 43402 To share an online condolence with the family please visit

Funeral Information


Friday May 3, 2013 6-8 pm and Saturday May 4, 2013 10-11 am at Dunn Funeral Home 408 West Wooster Street Bowling Green.


Saturday May 4, 2013 11:00 am at Dunn Funeral Home Bowling Green.


Wingston Cemetery Rudolph, Ohio.

Mike hoy

My condolences to the family. Joe was a true friend to my dad. I can just hear my dad saying to joe , on his way to heaven : g?! Da?! It joe let's go golfing. Rest in peace my friend

Denny and Sandy Bell

Joe, you were one of a kind and a good friend.We are going to miss you. I know you are making them laugh in heaven. Always in my thoughts and prayers...Bye Joe

Sandy Klepner Urba

I havent had the pleasure of seeing him for a very long time but I have such good memories of Joe. I remember him being such a subtly funny, even tempered, hard working person who loved his family. I'm thinking of the family and so sorry for your loss.

Robin Rettie

Joe sold my very first car to me, an orange 1977 VW Bug. He took good care of me and gave me a good deal. Joe was always so caring and helpful to many. He will be missed, but leaves behind many wonderful children and grandchildren, all whom are just as wonderful as Joe. Praying for comfort for everyone.

Jerry & Bernece Burris * Becky johnson

Our thoughts are with you- we are sure the track is drug and he will have the post position as he goes thr those gate.

Brian Farr and Teri Aldrich

Our sincere Sympathy to Family and Janet for the loss of Joe.. He was such a Comedic Soul with a kind Heart..Many memories we shall cherish from times past at Hoys in Gibsonburg and other gatherings. May the Lord wrap his arms around us to comfort and give us strength during this time of loss. Amen.. Brian and Teri

Kim(Hoy) & Kraig Baker

Janice and Joe's family, So sorry for your loss.Joe was a wonderful person and a great friend to our Dad. I think he was with Dad almost as much as we were, especially while he was sick.He will be greatly missed by many! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

james ladd

joe never did me any harm,R.I.P.,,,and was a friend also,I liked his dry humor that would make me smile

Judy Jennings

To the whole family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Wish we could attend the visitation and hug each of you, but we can't. Remember the good times and memories, that always makes it a little easier. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Jennings & Lester Ford.

Judy Sockman Scherff

To Joe's family, always thought he was the cutest guy. Will remember his smile. My condolences to his family. Sincere, Judy Scherff

Renee (Hoy) Goldstein

Prayers and peace to all of you. Joe was there so much for us when my dad was sick, every day I believe. What a great friend Joe was to Dad and all the strength he gave to us during our rough days. God blessed you with a great father, grandfather, brother, friend.

Maggie Gobie

Dap Sorry to hear about Joe. Thinking of you all. Love Maggie & Mark

Dan & Jo Lynn Gerwin

I was so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I know he will be missed by all who loved him dearly. I have a lot of fond memories growing up with the Kramp kids. Joe had a witty sense of humor and I wil always remember that. To the Kramp family you have my deepest sympathy.

JIm & Cheryl Burris

Poppa Joe.... What great memories! Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Melissa Weinert

Dapper, So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you're doing okay. Thinking about you... Melissa

Tonia S

My condolences to the Kramp Family. May you take comfort in the bible promise to see an end to 'pain, suffering, sickness and even death.' (Revelation 21:4) This is a sure guarantee from our Heavenly Father Jehovah and I hope you find this promise very comforting at this difficult time. For more information on the hope for those we have lost in death go to

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