Sunday, August 15, 2010

Robert Jacob Cramer

Robert J. Cramer, 78, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints on Sunday, August 15, 2010.

Robert Cramer was born in Chicago, IL, to the late Arthur and Esther (nee: Koertgen) Cramer on August 29, 1931. He had lived in Racine since 1958. He was united in marriage to Joyce Harris on July 21, 2001.

Mr. Cramer was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. He was employed at Vobeda Tool & Machine Company and retired on June 30, 1996. Mr. Cramer was a licensed pilot who owned two private planes. He enjoyed flying and traveling in his motor home. He was handy and creative with his woodworking and metalwork skills. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Robert is survived by his wife, Joyce; seven children, Robert (Marcy) Cramer, Daniel (Karen) Cramer, Maureen Cramer (Kelly Bain), Neal (Terry) Cramer, Mary Cramer, John (Jennifer) Cramer and Phillip Cramer; ten grandchildren, Stephanie, Joshua, Ryan, Justin, Mallory, Ethan, Faryn, Sean, Austin and Dylan; one great-grandson, KJ Cramer; two sisters, Rita Stillman and Dolores Hume; five step-children, Jeff (Olga) Hermes, Kim (Jim) Morzinski, Liz (Michael) Rosienski and Donna (Kerry) Dieter; 12 step-grandchildren, Joey Hermes, Amanda (Brian) Allen, Josh Hermes, Megan Hermes, Jenifer Poulsen, Erin Poulsen, Jayme Rosienski, Jared Rosienski, Jenna Rosienski, Shayn Dieter, Tyler Dieter and Allyssa Dieter; one step-great-granddaughter, Danica Mohrbacher; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bridget Cramer; one granddaughter, Jennifer Cramer; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Cramer; and one brother, Arthur Cramer

Funeral services will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, August 20, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David Echelberger officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening, August 19, 2010, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Career Industries of Racine.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361


m said...

Bob Cramer was a wonderful man and was married to my Grandmother(Martha) before his current wife.
Bob took such good care of my Grandmother until she passed and the best memory I have of Bob was when I was a little boy.
I would visit Wisconsin from my home in California every summer and Bob would always take me up in his airplane.
Ill never forget the first time I flew with Bob.
Ill never forget the tour of his Machine Shop when I was young or the countless times he visited my family in California in his grand motor home.
I know Bob is resting in Heaven.
Matthew Hustad

Kim said...

What a nice memory Matthew you have of Bob. I agree he was a wonderful man. He married my mom after your grandmother passed away. He was always very caring about the people he loved. He was very sick the past few years but tried his best not to let it show. He put up a good fight. Now he is reunited in heaven with his loved ones gone before him.