KENNETH “Kenny” TRAMM

Kenneth “Kenny” Tramm, of Isle, MN, died on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the St. Claire Living Community (Villa Health Care Center) in Mora.  He was 86 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Januray 14th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle with Rev. Mark Maunula officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Kenneth M. Tramm was born August 23, 1925 to William and Irene (Knutson) Tramm in Idun Township, Aitkin Co., Minnesota.  He was baptized in the Holden Lutheran Church and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle. 

He attended grade school and high school, graduating from Isle High School.  Following graduation he entered the Armed Services and was in the 11th Armored Division serving in the European Theatre during World War II.  On July 11, 1946 he was honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, Ill.

On February 20, 1945 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Grant .  Following his discharge from the service he returned to Isle and worked in the Isle Creamery for 10 years.  He then went to work for the Minnesota State Highway Department in Brainerd.  While working for the highway department he worked on survey, soils and construction.  He retired in June of 1987 after 30 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents Irene and William Tramm.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Tramm of Isle; brother Marlyn (Donna) Tramm of St. Paul; nephews Keith (Gina) Tramm, Kim (Grace) Tramm and Kevin (Jane) Tramm; plus many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service held on Saturday, January 14th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle with Rev. Mark Maunula officiating.  Music provided by Vera Rick and the Tramm Family.  Military honors provided by the Isle VFW Post # 2816.  Inurnment at Sunset Park Cemetery in Isle.

3 guestbook entries for KENNETH “Kenny” TRAMM

  1. Bryan Silgjord MnDOT Surveys January 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I will always treasure my memories on the Survey
    Crew with Kenny. Kenny and Hopper were great
    Mentors to me and for that I will always be grateful.
    Rest easy Kenny, another job well done.
    Silgjord

  2. Beverly Fallon MnDOT Surveys January 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Kenny was one of the great teachers from my early days here at MnDOT; I spent many hours working with Kenny on the survey crew.
    But on one special day Kenny had to wade in and rescue me. I was in a swamp running the rod for an elevation run. It was in the middle of the August heat and high humidity, when my women’s size 8 right foot slipped off of a hummock. The boot twisted 180 degrees and squeezed all the air out of the state issue men’s size 11 one size fits all waders. After struggling for several minutes, while trying to ignore the jeering from the rest of the field crew, Kenny put on his waders and came to rescue me. It took both of us pulling and digging out muck by the hands full to finally extricate me. The whole time they keep teasing and laughing at the two of us. We were both wringing wet from the ordeal and happy to finally reach dry land. Needless to say Kenny and I agreed we should save the rest of that swamp for the next day. Kenny was always willing to share his knowledge with me and it was much appreciated

  3. Dave Buss January 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    In life you meet only a few people who are always special to you and Kenny was one of those. When I drive through Isle I always remembered the house where he lived. Kenny, you and Cal we the best to work with!!!!!!

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