Jacob “Jake” Kram

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wales, for Jacob “Jake” Kram, 84, of Langdon, who passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.

Posted 11/2/17

Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Wales.

Jacob “Jake” Kram was born October 28, 1932 at Wales, to Jacob and Lena (Stremich) Kram. He attended school in Wales and Hannah, graduating from Wales High School in 1952. He and his brother John took over the farm in 1957 when their father retired. He met Judy Seaworth at a barn dance at Francis Illerbrunn’s near Mt. Carmel and were married at St. Michael’s Church in Wales on December 27, 1961. They lived at the “home” place until 2000 when they moved to Langdon. He was a supervisor in Linden Township for over 40 years and was on the original board of directors of Maple Manor Care Center. He was also a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was forever a farmer! Time spent with his family was always a delight, whether it was helping the boys on the farm, camping, or fishing. In his younger years, winter spare time was spent curling. He and Judy also spent  11 winters in Arizona. They were blessed with four children: Brian James (Barb Ormiston) of Munich, Beth Ann (Donald) Grenz of Bismarck, Curtis Lee (Amy Lynn Hodgins) of Wales, Cheryl Marie (Michael Muhs) of Dresden; 13 grandchildren: Kara (Greg) Leopold of Horace, Kimberly (Jason) Wirth of Munich, Kathryn (Ken ) Carwile of Edmore, Katie Grenz, Kristin (Luke) Nelson- all of Fargo, Matt (Heidi) Grenz of Mandan, Tana Grenz of Bismarck, Ethan and Tyler Kram of Wales, Jake, Andy, Lizzie, and Daniel Muhs of Dresden; and 11 great-grandchildren: Kayla, Lauren, and Ashlyn Leopold, Kadence, Easton, Rylan, and Skylar Wirth, Hayden and Alaina Beth Nelson, and Noah and Asher Grenz. He was also survived by sisters-in-law: Leone Kram of Langdon, Yvette Kram of Walhalla, Rosemary Kram of Minneapolis, Minn., Marilyn Kram Borho of Langdon, Theda (Richard) Lyke of Rochester, Minn. and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings: Anton, John, Edward, Ann, George, Josephine, Leo, Rudy, and Percy. Jake was the last surviving member of his family.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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