Obituary: James “Jim” Edward Kramer

September 29, 1965 – January 6, 2022

James “Jim” Kramer, 56, passed away the morning of Jan. 6, 2022, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska, with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 29, 1965, in Cordova, Alaska, the son of Dean and Patsy Kramer. Jim was the most awesome loving father, son, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a simple man that loved to laugh and live life to the fullest. Anyone who knew him would say he was one-of-a-kind.

Jim graduated from Cordova High School and then continued living as a commercial fisherman in Cordova. He married and then moved to Wasilla, Alaska where he was the owner-operator of his trucking company and fathered two amazing children.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepdad, David Glasen; grandfather, Paul Vlasoff; grandmother, Jessie Tiedeman; brothers, Daryl Kramer and David Glasen; nephews, Kevin Blake and Kenneth Kramer.

Surviving in addition to his children, Joshua Kramer and Whitney (Kramer) Rauch; brother, Dean Kramer; and sister, Sue Clum (Daniel). He was blessed with three beautiful grandchildren: Natalie, Tayla and Farah Rauch; seven nieces and nephews: Dean Kramer, Casey Kramer, Kyle Kramer, David Clum, Kori Blake, Joanne and Sydney Johnson; and a great-niece and great-nephew, Alexis Geary and Jonah Blake.

A graveside service will be held in Cordova at the Cordova cemetery at 1 p.m. on May 8, 2022, followed by a celebration of life potluck at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple. Everyone is invited to come eat and bring your favorite dish. We will have salmon donated by Native Village of Eyak, and we would like to hear all the stories and memories you have about Jim.

I can smell the ocean and be free, until we meet again.