Scott Kramer

SUMMER SHADE, Ky. — Scott M. Kramer, 59, of Summer Shade, Ky., formerly of Jefferson, Wis., died on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Jewish Hospital of Louisville, Ky., with his family by his bedside.

Scott was born on Oct. 12, 1959, in Fort Atkinson, Wis., the son of Frederick and Wanda (Gordon) Kramer.

Scott was a 1977 graduate of Jefferson High School and worked at Riverwood International of Fort Atkinson for 30-plus years.

After Riverwood closed, he moved to the State of Kentucky and, most recently, worked as a mixer at Akebono of Glasgow, Ky.

Scott was diagnosed with cancer in July of 2017 and he started his recovery process. He was convinced that his battle was winnable, and Scott was a guy who took care of himself and was committed to recovery.

Scott had an entrepreneurial spirit, owning multiple small businesses in nearly every category. The businesses included lawn service, vitamins, fuel additives, newspaper delivery and, most recently, his Christmas tree farm.

Scott always had something on the side and was trying to improve himself.

He loved McDonald’s. He loved their food and their process and, as a child, dreamed of becoming a manager of his own McDonald’s restaurant.

Scott was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Dallas Cowboys fan, and he enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Frederick and Wanda Kramer of Jefferson, Wis.; children, Scott (Erica) Kramer of Madison, Wis., and Danielle Kramer of Jefferson, Wis.; grandchildren, Abbie, Rylie, Oliver, Quentin, Grace and Juan; sister, Patty (Dot Guensch) Kramer of Jefferson, Wis.; his German Shepherd, Goliath; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Scott was preceded in death by his son, Brian, at birth.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Wis., with the Rev. Joshua Martin presiding.

Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home in Jefferson is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit:

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