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Brian P. Kramm

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Date published: 9/9/2013

Brian P. Kramm

As you are reading this you may be wondering "Do I know a Brian Kramm?" In 2010 Brian was among the multitude of people diagnosed with cancer each year. After three years of committed cancer treatment, on Sept. 6, 2013, at 49 years young, Brian moved on from this life and settled in heaven.

Brian worked for J.F. Fick while volunteering as an EMT certified in shock trauma. He loved what he did so much that on his wedding day he sat and shared some photos of his rescues with his sister-in-law. Maybe someone close to you has been in Brian's caring hands. In 2002, after 10 years with the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, he became a lifetime member.

During that same year, Brian started his own business, Axis Construction. Perhaps he built a house, pole barn, deck or a ramp for you. His carpentry skills were well-known in Fredericksburg as well as the surrounding area extending as far out as Luray. Although he had to dissolve his company in 2011, Brian took on smaller projects such as the beautiful flower box benches he built for the patients and residents of Woodmont Rehab Center.

Brian's love of hunting can be summed up in one sentence: "If it had four legs and he could tag it, he hunted it."

He had a close circle of friends he shared this love of hunting with, among them was his best friend Tim Branham. His last hunt was a bucket list item, gator hunting in Florida, where he landed an 11-foot, 4-inch, 800-pound alligator. He was also an avid NASCAR fan following the #48 car of Jimmie Johnson. He enjoyed friendly $1 track bets with his brother-in-law throughout the racing season.

For the past three years Brian has lived by the motto "Don't let it (cancer) win."

Brian is survived by his constant source of support and love, companion, wife and soul mate of 20 years, Andrea; daughter Ambur Kramm Kennelly (David); sons R.J. and Brian Skinner; grandson Jackson Skinner; parents Roger and Ruth Kramm; sister Leslie Twigg (Tom); mother-in-law Stephanie Sloan; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Stiles (Sharon) and Michelle Blair; brother-in-law David Stiles (Michelle); and five nieces and two nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home chapel.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.