Prof. John Edward Krahmer was born on March 7, 1942, and died on April 4, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 PM, April 6, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 76 years with a Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 7, 1 PM at St. Elizabeth Church.
He met Sandra L. Krahmer during their time at the University of Iowa. They married in August of 1966 and celebrated 51 years of marriage. He was the son of a factory worker and worked himself to the top of the legal profession in commercial law. He is remembered by his family as a wonderful husband, dad, brother, and granddad. He is remembered by his colleagues as one of the most influential professors at TTU School of Law.
Starting in 1971, Prof. Krahmer taught Contracts, Commercial Law, and Consumer Law at TTU School of Law. He was Faculty Editor of The Texas Bank Lawyer, a monthly publication of the TABC, and Faculty Editor of The American Bank Lawyer. He was the longest-serving member on the TTU School of Law faculty, and retired from full-time teaching in August 2017.
Prof. Krahmer received the TTU President’s Research Award and the President’s Teaching Award. He was the first member of the Law Faculty to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, and his students recognized his teaching ability by selecting him for teaching awards seven different times. He wrote nine text books and several law review articles.
Prof. Krahmer earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1965, a J.D. from University of Iowa in 1966, and an LL.M. from Harvard University in 1967.
He is survived by his wife, Sandi Krahmer; sister, Mary Ann Krahmer; son, Ben Krahmer; daughters, Alyssa and Ana Krahmer; and granddaughter, Kayla Krahmer. He is also survived by a grandson, Sean Krahmer, and wife, Kylie, as well as a great-granddaughter, Blakeley Krahmer; and niece, Jamie Krahmer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the John E. Krahmer Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund for people who would like to make a designated gift in Professor Krahmer’s name. To make a donation, checks should be made payable to the Texas Tech Law School Foundation or donations can be made online. This website has more information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/alumni/giving.php. For more details, please contact Lisa Green in the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Office at (806) 834-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.