“Our Neighbors the Amish”
The Lake Mills Public Library will host “Our Neighbors the Amish,” Friday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. Don and Dianne Kramer, Dyersville, will give the presentation.
Don and Dianne Kramer are native Iowans (Don was raised in Earlville, Dianne in Dyersville,) who met while students at Xavier High School, Dyersville. Following graduation, they both attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, where they majored in education. They taught for 14 years in Grundy Center; then they returned to their home territory of Dyersville and taught the remainder of their careers at West Delaware Community Schools, Manchester. Don taught elementary physical education and later middle school history and language arts. All of Dianne’s teaching career was spent in the high school English area, with emphasis on literature and writing.
Now that they are retired, Don and Dianne enjoy their time on their acreage and in their log home, caring for their cat and horse. Much of their free time is spent volunteering. They enjoy the simplicity of their lives: gardening, landscaping, walking in their timber, helping others, going on day trips, and meeting new people of all ages. Most recently, they have been given the opportunity to share their interest in the Amish culture with audiences in libraries throughout Iowa.