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Obituary: Sidney Charles Kramer

1914 ~ 2004

Sidney Charles Kramer returned peacefully to his Father in Heaven on Monday, October 25, 2004 after living a full life.

Sid was born August 18, 1914 to Doretta Winkless and Herman Kramer. He was the first of four sons.

Sid attended Granite High School where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was named to the All-State teams in both football and basketball, and received the schools top athlete award. Sid attended the University of Utah where he was chosen Captain of the basketball team in 1935, was all-conference, and was selected to the Kincaid All-America team. Sid was a running back and defensive back on the U of U football team. He was named All-Conference and All America honorable mention in 1935.

Sid married the love of his life, Marjorie Heilbut, in 1942 and they have four children. Marge died in 1981.

While working as a Salt Lake County Sheriff, Sid played baseball professionally for the Salt Lake Bees and professional football for the Salt Lake Seagulls. Later, he had careers in sales, and management. As a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II he traveled the world and survived the sinking of his ship by an enemy torpedo.

We will remember Sid for his outstanding strength and courage and as a generous and loyal friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie and brother Leslie. He is survived by his children, Karren Gallacher (Gerald), Stephen (Sally), David (Deanna) and Scott C. Kramer; brothers Richard C. and Thomas V. Kramer. Sid was blessed with 15 wonderful grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family wants to give a special thanks to the Elderly Manor and Hearts for Hospice staffs for their compassionate care.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 12:00 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive. The family will receive family and friends on Friday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 to 12 noon. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.