Husband continues sweet Valentine’s Day tradition for wife with dementia after nearly 40 years

KOAT(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — Albuquerque resident Donna Kramer, 74, may have been diagnosed with dementia nearly four years ago, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten the sacred Valentine’s tradition that began months before she married her husband, 77-year-old Ron Kramer, in 1979.

Ron has been recreating the couple’s first Valentine’s Day together for nearly 40 years, and he continues to do so now that Donna is residing in an assisted living facility.

The couple’s love story began on Jan. 2, 1979, when Donna was going through a divorce and Ron — then an insurance salesman for Prudential and five years divorced — knocked …read more