The Ralph and Alice Kramp Scholarship Endowment Fund in Memory of Randy Kramp was created in 2010.
Randy Kramp, a lifelong Auroran, was forty years old when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After a three-year battle, he died in June of 2010 of complications from the treatment.
Mr. Kramp joined Cub Scouts as soon as he reached the age of eligibility and that began a lifelong enjoyment and commitment to the values of scouting.
After he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, he assumed the role of adult leadership as a Wood Badger. He remained active in scouting his entire life.
One of the proudest days in his life occurred when he became the sixth man in three generations to join the ranks of the Aurora Fire Department.
Mr. Kramp served as a paramedic for a number of years and also was on the water rescue team.
His father Ralph Kramp retired as Aurora’s fire chief and then assumed the position of fire chief at Fermi Lab in Batavia.
His mother Alice Nilles Kramp created this endowment fund in memory of her son and also to honor the family legacy in fire service.
Scholarships from this fund are available to current or former Boy Scouts in the Fox Valley who are pursuing a higher education toward a career in the field of fire service or emergency medical service.