William “Bill” R. Cramer

March 28, 1931 - April 1, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of William R. “Bill” Cramer, announces his passing in Fort Myers, FL, on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the age of 88 years. He is a resident of Huron, OH, formerly Bellevue, OH. Bill was born March 28, 1931 in Bellevue, OH to William and Bernadine Cramer, both deceased.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Theresa and his children, William C. Cramer (Velda) of Huron, OH, Diane Cramer of Fort Myers, FL, David Cramer (Zella) of Kannapolis, NC, and Jennifer Ables (Alan) of Franklin, TN; brother Norman Cramer (Joyce) of Bellevue, OH; sister Renee Strayer (Barry Hart) of Bellevue, OH; nine grandchildren; as well as ten great grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his brothers, James Todd and Forest Cramer and sister Jean Pittenger.

Bill graduated from Bellevue Senior High School in 1949. After graduating high school, he started working on the Norfolk & Western Railroad, formerly known as Nickel Plate Railroad, as a carman. He served as the local union representative and Secretary/Treasurer of the Norfolk Southern Railway Carmen of the United States and Canada. He also built several homes in Bellevue. Bill enjoyed life to the fullest and lived his life by his motto “Work hard, Play hard”. He loved traveling, waterskiing, fishing, snow skiing, tennis and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren excel at their sports.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date in Ohio.

Memorial Contributions in memory of William Russell Cramer are suggested to the The American Heart Association, PO BOX 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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