Madeline J. (Hosler) Kramer

Born: Fri., Mar. 23, 1928
Died: Thu., Aug. 7, 2014


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

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     Madeline J. Kramer, 86, of Mifflintown, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.

     Born March 23, 1928 in Turbett Township, Juniata Co., she was a daughter of the late Holmes L. and Ottillia (McCahren) Hosler.  Her husband, Harry J. “Crash” Kramer, died on February 21, 2000.

     She is survived by five children, Connie “Sis” Smith and husband, Donald “Smitty”, Donna J. Forry, and John L. Kramer and wife, Peggy S., all of Port Royal, James E. Kramer and wife, Cynthia, and Sharon K. Ock and husband, Richard, all of Mifflintown; her companion, Richard D. Swan of Huntingdon;  two brothers, Herbert Hosler of Fort Loudon and Clair Hosler of Mifflintown; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Forry, four brothers, Donald, Eugene, Cloyd and Ken Hosler and two sisters, Virginia Burd and Gladys Armstrong.

     Madeline worked at several places, but mainly helped her husband with his business, Kramer’s Construction.

     She collected porcelain dolls and enjoyed taking care of her flowers and traveling.  She loved her dogs, but the most important thing was her family, especially her grandchildren.

     Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Pastor John Foltz officiating.  Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.

     The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services Monday at the funeral home.

     For those who desire, contributions toward the funeral expenses may be made to Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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Charitable donations may be made in Madeline's memory to the following organization:

Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Tel: 717-436-2149

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Mrs. Pauline Booher
   Posted Sat August 23, 2014
I wish to express my sympathy to you children. I knew your mother and she was a very sweet person. I lost my father to cancer and I can say that I understand the painful loss you are feeling right now. There is something that has given me great hope and that is the comfort and hope from the Bible.
The Bible promises at Acts 24:15 "there is going to be a resurrection". It shows that Jehovah God hates death and views it as an enemy. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says "and the last enemy death, is to be brought to nothing".
My favorite scripture of all is to be fulfilled soon. It is found at Revelation 21:4 and says "and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away". Imagine a time when there is not anything to make us cry, nothing to mourn over and no painful ailments of any kind, and most of all no one will die for "death will be no more".
I hope that I have brought you at least a small amount of comfort. If you have ever wondered why we die in the first place or why we continue to suffer, feel free to visit online the website at for answers to any Bible questions you may have or listen to the Bible read online.
Sincerely, Mrs. Pauline Booher