Kramer Henry, died January 21. Born in Boston, MA in 1911. He began studying violin at the age of 7. He studied violin at the Hochschule Fur Musik in Berlin. Came to Minneapolis in 1941 to play for what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and played with the Orchestra for 35 years. He held positions as assistant concert master, principal 2nd violin and principal violist. He was a founding member of the first string quartet in the Twin Cities. Following his retirement in 1976, he wrote books about his life as an orchestra musician, and his life which spanned the 20th century. Survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Timothy, Andrew and Jennifer, and his grandchildren, Mariko and Chelsea. Memorial service will be held Sat., Jan. 25, 3:30 pm at Boutwell's Landing Town Hall in Stillwater. Memorial donations may be made to the Minnesota Orchestra, Stillwater Public Library, or Lakeview Hospice, Stillwater.

Published on January 24, 2003

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