Obituary: Charles Richard Kramer

Charles Richard Kramer

Charles Richard Kramer, 69, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully May 16, 2021, with his wife Georgia and his daughter Tonya at his side.

 Charles, known as Charlie to many, was born May 30, 1951, in Tacoma, Washington.

Charlie, nicknamed “Good Time Charlie,” was raised in Kodiak most of his life but graduated from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington, where he met his wife Georgia. In 1972, they were married and moved to Port Lions, Alaska, where they raised their family.

Good Time Charlie started fishing as a young boy with his father. He started running boats in 1970. He was a long-time fisherman of Kodiak waters and owned and operated the Three Angels with his wife.

Charlie also drove the school bus the last several years and enjoyed picking up the kids while playing the radio over the loudspeaker.

Charlie was known for his smile and kindness, always helping when needed. He enjoyed subsistence crab and halibut fishing, and sharing his catch with the community. He also enjoyed canning, kippering and pickling salmon.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate Georgia Kramer of Port Lions; his children and their spouses Tonya and Travis Nelson, Chuck and Shaunna Kramer, and Mindy and Michael Basalyga; and grandchildren Trevor, and Hunter Nelson, Michael, Joshua, Hannah and Noah Basalyga.

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