Remembering Annegret Kramer
Annegret Kramer, who survived breast cancer, congestive heart failure and thyroid problems, died in Denver General Hospital on Aug. 1 after suffering a fatal head injury in a fall near her Vail home on July 29. She was 65. Although born in Germany, Kramer was extremely proud of her American citizenship, and whenever patriotic music played, friends say, Annegret’s eyes would well with tears. There was no other place she wanted to live. In 1988, she moved to Vail from Denver. Annegret worked at the Sonnenalp Hotel for 16 years, where she was employed until June. In addition to her children, Monica Melichar of Denver and Rolf Kramer (Kathy) of Denver, she is survived by a brother, Claus Luthe, and a sister, Resy Then, of Germany, and grandchildren Solita Melichar of Denver, and Sara Kramer and Matt Kramer of Denver. A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Vail’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Parking will be available at the amphitheater parking lot and at the Vail parking garage. From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., family and friends will gather at the King’s Club at the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail to share thoughts and prayers for Annegret where she worked for so many years.In lieu of flowers, family and friends have established a fund at the 1st Bank of Vail to buy a memorial for Kramer at the Vail Memorial Park. Donations may be made at any 1st Bank or sent to 1st Bank of Vail, 17 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657…
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Lindsey Vonn no longer has a home in Vail, but a big piece of her heart will always remain here.