Lorene Brigman Kramer

  • Born: October 7, 1923
  • Died: January 9, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lorene Brigman Kramer, age 95, passed away on January 9, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in New Berlin, Texas to Ed and Lilly Lenz, and moved to San Antonio after high school. She met and married A. L. "Tony" Brigman in 1941 and in 1942 they had a daughter, Carol. After Carol started first grade in 1948, Lorene went to work part-time for Joske's department store. In 1956, she left Joske's and opened her own dress shop called Lenore's where she worked until 1961. After closing the dress shop, she became a buyer for Miss Teena Texas at Joske's and remained a buyer in Better Sportswear for 32 years.

After the death of husband Tony, she met Colonel Frances "Pete" Kramer with whom she had 3 wonderful years before his passing. Lorene loved her family first, and shopping second. In her later years, one of her favorite things to do was to go gambling with her daughter and close friends, Nancy and Charlie Rheams.
She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tom Morgenthaler, granddaughters Michele Morgenthaler and Karen VanDeWalle, son-in-law Brian VanDeWalle, and great-grandsons Kade and Blake VanDeWalle. Also, she leaves behind her adopted daughter, Joan Stewart, adopted granddaughter, Gigi Stoll and numerous nieces and nephews.

Adored and treasured by so many, our Meme brought joy to everyone around her, and she always said, "I had a wonderful life."

Arrangements are being made by Porter Loring Mortuaries for a private graveside service for the family. Contributions can be made in Lorene's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest condolences to Carol and Tom and family, Lorene was a classy lady and fun. I have wonderful memories of her during our gatherings. RIP Lorene.

Posted by Jacqueline Contreras-Epstein - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   January 22, 2019

Lorene, you made the world a much better place for having been in it. You are loved dearly, and will be missed deeply. God bless you.

Posted by David L Fisher - New York, NY - Friend   January 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of Lorene's passing. I met her at Joske's, where we both worked. A very fine lady, indeed, she will be truly missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Lilliam Moon - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   January 14, 2019

I remember Lorene for the many years we both worked at Joskes. Lorene had the sportsware on the first floor and her faithfull worker Maryann Pintaric . AFTER JOSKES CLOSED WE STILL SAWEACH OTHER AT THE JOSKES QUARTER CENTURY CLUB LUNCHEONS. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LADY INSIDE AND OUT.

Posted by Tommy Fay Sherry - San antonio, TX - Coworker   January 14, 2019

Auntie was such a classy and elegant and always a lady. She will be missed that is for sure and I will remember how nice she was to Barbara and me. St. Jude is also who I contribute to so I will send in a donation in her name. Rest well Auntie

Posted by David Durham - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   January 12, 2019

You have been a doll to all of us Lorene and we will miss your smile and humor. From Joan Moody and Peggy Obringer, Francis Kramer's nieces.

Posted by Joan Moody - San Antonio, TX - Family   January 12, 2019

You were one of a kind for sure.
I am so pleased to have been your friend.

Posted by Melissa Scott - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 11, 2019

I am so sad it made me cry. She was a joyful person that you do not soon forget. I will remember her laughter and never forget her. Jeton

Posted by jeton kellogg - san antonio, TX - Friend   January 11, 2019

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