Penny Rose Kram, 66


Penny Rose Kram of Park River, North Dakota, died Feb. 14, 2015 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. She was 66.

Penny Rose Kran
Penny Rose Kram

Born Penny Rose Yates  Feb. 25, 1948 in Aurora, Colo, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Elise (Gullion) Yates. She graduated from Aurora Central High School in 1965. Penny married Duane Kram on Sept. 26, 1975 in Aurora, Colo. The couple made their home in Colorado and California. In 1990 they moved back to Colorado. She worked as a teacher’s Assistant in California and Colorado. In 2004 they moved to Park River, ND and continued to make their home there until the time of her death.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a past president of St. Mary’s Auxiliary and a past president of the Park River American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed canning and Reading the Bible and other books.

Penny is survived by her husband Duane Kram, Park River, ND; children: David Kram, Minneapolis, MN; Kelly Kram, Grafton, ND; grandchildren: Miranda, Alexys, Chris, Kyler, Jayden, Cody and Joey; brothers: Ted (Ona) Yates, Colorado Springs, CO; John Yates, Victorville, CA; sisters: Anita Bowden, Bluefield, VA; Sue Reynolds, Redding, CA; special friends: Judi Witt, Park River, ND; Kim Cyr, Denver, CO; Cathy Davis Dutton, Lake Havasu City, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Dennis and brothers: Kenneth Yates and Eugene Yates.

Interment was at the Calvary Cemetery of Park River in the spring.

An online guestbook is available at

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River handled arrangements.