U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said he does not plan to be in Washington, D.C., this week following the death of his mother, Clarice Cramer.

Cramer said his 79-year-old mother died peacefully Saturday, April 24, after having lived with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Our family appreciates the messages of comfort and support we have already received,” Cramer said in a statement. “We are grateful we were able to spend time with our mom during her last days on earth before she went home to be reunited with her husband and the Lord.”

According to her obituary, Clarice Cramer was born May 24, 1941, in Brinsmade, N.D.

She grew up in a large family on a small farm where she “learned the value of hard work and strong faith; characteristics she demonstrated her entire life,” her obituary said.

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For many years she prepared and served meals at Kindred School. She also spent time volunteering throughout the community, including serving on the Kindred City Council.

“Perhaps her greatest act of service was hosting Kindred High School athletes for caramel rolls and prayer breakfast in her home on Friday mornings throughout the school year and opening her heart and house for Child Evangelism Fellowship gatherings.” her obituary said.

She is survived by her five children and many other family members.

Memorials are preferred to be directed to the Kindred Area Youth Baseball Association.

A celebration of life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Kindred Lutheran Church with visitation starting at 10 a.m. The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website.