Marlies Kramer, 80, peacefully passed away at her home on July 28, 2021, while surrounded by family. Born on November 1st, 1940, in Kiel, Germany, she married Siegfried Kramer, December 12th, 1958, in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Migrating to the U.S. in 1952, Marlies was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a loving mother, homemaker, and certified state foster parent for 35+ years to over 100 children.
She loved her family and was a true Christlike example of loving all unconditionally. Marlies loved the Gospel and encouraged the family to live righteously. She had a passion for camping, enjoyed reading novels, caring for various animals, and completing puzzles.
Survived by Irene Medal, Sharon Reynolds, Karen Crow, Marlene Millett, Bryan Kramer, Rosalie Barrett, Kimberly Schipaanboord, Joseph Chacon, Ronnie Chacon, 28 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Karl Ludwig Radack and Martha Marie Luis Berge, and her husband Siegfried.
Viewing held Friday, August 6th from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, located 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 South), Sandy. Funeral services Saturday, August 7th at 12 p.m. at the Crescent Stake Chapel located 10945 South 1700 East, Sandy Utah, where a viewing will be held from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
For additional details, please visit https://www.larkinmortuary.com/obituary/view/marlies-kramer--(oma)-81
Life Story Info
Deepest condolences to the Kramer family. I worked with Marlies and her husband when I was a therapist in Valley Mental Health's Therapeutic Foster Homes program. She literally performed "miracles" with some of the most challenging foster children, usually in family groups, that I have ever worked with. Working with Marlies was a partnership. I needed her years of experience, and I needed her special dedication and love to help these children to either return to their homes, or become adopted. I have thought of her often over the years. She had a great influence on my career and on my personal development as a social work mental health clinician! Thank you Marlies.