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Calvin H. Cramer - 76

1/1/1944 - 7/7/2020

Fulton, IL

Calvin H. Cramer age 76 of Fulton, IL, passed away Tuesday July 7, 2020 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday July 10th at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Clinton.  The family requests that everyone wear camouflage to the visitation or funeral in honor of Calvin’s passion for hunting.  Casket bearers will be Austin and Andrew Cramer, Ryan Simmons, Philip LaCroix, Tim Bartels, and Wesley Ehlers.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. 

 

     Calvin was born on Jan. 1, 1944 in Clinton, the son of LeRoy and Flora (Clausen) Cramer.  He graduated from Clinton High School in 1963.  He married Vera Pithan in 1963 in Clinton, where they had five children.  He later married Janice (Knauer) Geerts in 1982 in Fulton, IL.  He worked in the sugar house at Clinton Corn Processing and later at International Paper as a roll tender.  He drove bus transporting the “Nee Hi’s Drum Bugle Corp.” He enjoyed the “Good Ole Boys” drinking coffee at Sweetheart Bakery.  He was an avid waterfowl hunter, where he was a member of the Waterfowl USA, NRA, Ducks Unlimited, and Delta Waterfowl.

 

     Calvin is survived by his wife, Janice Cramer of Fulton, IL; six children, Brenda (Wesley) Ehlers of Bryant, IA, James (Deb) Cramer of Clinton, Mark (Ami) Cramer of Clinton, Betsy Claussen of Clinton, Todd Cramer of Clinton, and Amy Ralston of Clinton; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Dick (Jill) Cramer of Elbert, CO and Gordon (Pat) Cramer of Clinton; and several nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, LeRoy and Donald, and a sister, Alice.    

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Clinton. The family requests that everyone wear camouflage to the visitation or funeral in honor of Calvin’s passion for hunting.

Service:

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday July 10th at the Pape Funeral Home.

5 Comments

  • Michael Cramer

    on 07/09/20

    Our deepest condolences on the family's loss. You leave me with some wonderful memories Uncle Cal.
  • Dave Cramer

    on 07/09/20

    Our sincere condolences to all of family at the passing on my Uncle Call. I always knew him as a kindand gentle man. I feel he will be doing some hunting with his brothers and Dad ( my Grandpa ) as part of his after life. I'm sure my dad has already welcomed him with open arms. He has had a rough time with his health and now he is at peace!!! Love you Uncle Call. Dave and Loren
  • Nancy Countryman

    on 07/10/20

    Andrew and Paige,

    My sympathy on the loss of your grandfather.

     

     

  • Rick/Mary Eizenga

    on 07/10/20

    Jan, Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and all the family❣️

  • Tracy Holdgrafer Jones

    on 07/10/20

    Jan I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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