Robert J. Kramp

July 16, 1968 - October 8, 2019

Robert J. Kramp


Robert J. Kramp, 51, of Belvidere, IL passed away on October 8, 2019 in Belvidere, IL. He was born on July 16, 1968 in Oaklawn, IL to Raymond Kramp and Dolores Waggoner. For many years, Robert worked as a Union Carpenter, but more recently, he worked at Cracker Barrel. He was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere and spent much of his time there.

He will be dearly missed by his parents, Raymond and Dolores; his children, Kristen and Trevor (Briana) Kramp; his brother, Jim (Michelle) Kramp; and his sister, Kathy (Rick) Ottolino.

A visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere, IL, 61008. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions in Robert’s name can be made to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Monday, October 14, 2019
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere, IL, 61008.

Monday, October 14, 2019
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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Sorry to hear of your passing Robert! Thank you for time you spent with us at the airport it was an honor! Now you can continue his work! Your friend Jim Neal

Jim Neal 2021-08-25T09:56:43

Bob was a very special human being and we were all shocked by his unexpected passing. He will be sorely missed.

Todd Monahan 2019-10-14T20:22:03

I will miss Bob he was the nicest man ever and a very hard worker. Always dependable!!!!! Praying for everyone at this time for Gods peace and comfort in Christ’s name Amen LouAnne

LouAnne Klitzke 2019-10-14T09:57:19

I will always have a place in my heart for Bob. We shared the same birthday and he always said “It was a great day to be alive another day!” I will truly miss you Bob! I know God has a beautiful place for you in heaven.

Angela Cardenas 2019-10-14T07:22:54

I remember when I first met Bob at the barrel, he was always very pleasant and always had a smile on his face from ear to ear. I always called him “Big Bob” he was a big teddy bear. Bob and I would always be singing all the oldies together as the radio played those songs. He will forever be missed and will always have a place in my heart…Also my prayers to his family in these hard times. Just remember Bob loved all of you!!
Renee Bridges❤️😘💕

Renee Bridges 2019-10-14T05:58:02

The first day I met you, you automatically reminded me of my brother so when I first met you I fell in love with you. At work, no matter how busy or outstandingly crazy it was you always provided such positivity that uplifted my mood. I’ll never forget you big brother, it was an absolute honor to meet you

Robert 2019-10-14T00:38:45

Bob is one of the greatest souls I’ve met since I moved out here from California. The first day I met him was probably his second or third at cracker barrel and they had him by himself to clean the mess left by the morning rush. He was barely able to completely clean it up before some of the more experienced crew was able to come down to help him clean up. But I dont blame him, when I first started I was half as gifted as working as the middle man taking orders as I am now but as time went on he grew and grew and grew and he got better and became an asset to the team and it was beautiful to see him grow. But I remember the most was his smile and his positivity and trust that everything will work out and be okay. Every one of us get overwhelmed at work at crusty crackelshacks at some point. Ah hell I still do but he always gave a positive perception of himself and how he felt..(even from the absolute start when he was slightly shafted by management) and he inspired us he was amazing. We always brought positivity and joy to the table for us. When we found out he died numerous. And I mean numerous people balled and cried. He was a hero, he was who I imagined my dad would be if he was fortunate enough to live longer. He felt like an uncle and family member if i got the opportunity to live with and around him. I dont know jack squadoosh about his family life and all that, and I regret that I never got deep enough with him to find out but he felt like a grandpa, an uncle, and a brother to me. As time goes on losing him will hurt less because…I just gotta live but I swear to god for the rest of my life I will never ever ever ever ever ever ever forget this giant man. It was an honor to know him for the x amount of months and hopefully almost year I got to know him

Marshal 2019-10-14T00:06:53

Such a sweet man who we lost way too early. Will miss your wise words and smiling face at work. Rest easy, Bob!

Sammi Schmidt 2019-10-13T22:54:48

Such a gentle gentleman. Going to work will never be the same knowing we won’t see your smiling face. You will be forever remembered ane missed Bob

Renee Lang 2019-10-13T22:48:02

Bob was such great help with work on the Sanctuary Staff. Always ready to help when things got really busy. Always knew where everything was storied when we had to decorate for Christmas and etc. Always quiet with a smile. He will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

Suzann Kaltenbach 2019-10-12T12:00:41

I met Bob along with the rest of my oldest and dearest friends in highschool. I was the new guy being invited into this existing group of friends. Bob’s heart was as big as he was and welcomed me and I liked him immediately and we bonded over similar likes and humor. We had many late night talks just about everything teenaged boys talked about in the late 80’s and much more. I’m sorry I lost touch with such a great friend after highschool and he will be deeply missed. RIP my friend.

Brian Pheifer 2019-10-12T00:19:40

Bob was the most humble person I’ve ever met. He was quiet and kind and was always pleasant to visit with. He shared Jesus through his talents and kindness. I’ve been blessed by this.

Kim Zierke 2019-10-11T12:30:12

Dolores , my Deepest condolences to you and your family. May your son Rest In Peace. God be with you.

Ann Williams 2019-10-11T09:32:57

My sincere condolences to the family especially my dear friend Dolores. My prayers are with you

Norma 2019-10-11T09:22:06

I haven’t seen Bob since I left Oak Lawn in the early 80s. The face I see here has the same sparkle in his eyes that I remembered. He was so very nice and made me laugh and lightened up any days I got to spend time with him. So sorry to hear of his death. Rest in peace old friend.

Valerie Warner 2019-10-10T22:15:28

I hung around with Bob in our late teen-age year’s. I remember him as being fun-loving, always joking around, and being a great guy in general.

My condolences to his family, such a tragic loss.

Dave Walsh 2019-10-10T20:45:17

I had Bob as a freshman Student in Environmental Science. He adopted many of the earth friendly attitudes and joined the Ecology Club which I cosponsored. Bob was both easy going and hard working in our plant sales and projects. Kumbaya.

John Brodemus 2019-10-10T20:23:56

Bob had such a servant’s heart and concern for others. He will be greatly missed.

John and Diane Cleland 2019-10-10T18:45:44

Bob was such a kind and gentle man. We will miss seeing him and chatting with him at church and bible study.

Steve and Selene Pierce 2019-10-10T18:22:43


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