Richard Carl Cramer, of Mora, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at his home. He was 89 years old.
He was born in St. Paul to Henry and Flora Cramer. He attended elementary school in St. Paul and was proud to receive his GED in 1981. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served during the Korean Conflict. He lived in St.Paul, Afton and Chisago City before retiring to Mora.
He was united in marriage to Adelia I.E. Schrade in June of 1957 and married JoAnn Wills in June of 1988. He was a forklift driver and elevator operator for 3M for 42 years. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
He loved a game of cribbage or horseshoes and enjoyed gambling when he got the chance. His favorite TV shows were war movies, westerns and gameshows. He liked walking for exercise and could often be spotted doing laps at Coborns. He liked to cook and made awesome homemade pickles and sauerkraut. He enjoyed his routine of heading to the bar and socializing with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry in 1936; his mother, Flora in 1985; his wives, Adelia in 1993 and JoAnn in 2013; twin children in 1959; his sisters; Flossy, Audrey, Mary and Alice; and brothers, Warren, Joe and Edward.
He is survived by his son, Richard H. (Nancy) Cramer; granddaughters Sarah Mazzoni and Emily Cramer of Bloomington; sister, Nancy Mills of Alexandria; and brother, Bobby McKnight of St. Paul.
There was a visitation on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 with a time of sharing at the Dresser Methven Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Dresser Methven Funeral and Cremation Services, Mora, MN methvenfuneralhome.com