Rodger Thomas Cramer, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.
Born April 26, 1938, in Penn Run, he was a son of Murray Ralph Cramer and Vernie (Green) Cramer. He was the youngest of nine children.
He attended Pine Township High School while working on the family farm. In 1956, he worked in Cleveland, Ohio, then he came back and got married. He worked other jobs, plus farming.
He retired from Pennsylvania American Water Company in Indiana in May 2000.
Rodger is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Cramer, whom he married 62 years ago; his sons, Russell Clay and his wife, Cindy; and Kevin Wade and his wife, Lisa, all of Indiana; three grandsons: Stephen and wife Lisa; Ryan and wife Chantell; and Cody and wife Sabrina, all of Indiana; and six great-grandchildren: Autumn, Austin, Remi, Taylor, Wade and Rudy. His surviving siblings include: Ruie Gressley and Ronald Cramer and sisters-in-law, JoAnn West, Ruby Cramer and Delores Cramer. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Raymond and his wife; Ralph and his wife; Royden and his wife; and Robert; sisters, Ruth Peterson and Roene Smeltzer; and by brothers-in-law Perry Petersen, John Smeltzer, Bill West and Delmont Gressley; and daughter-in-law Barb.
There will be no viewing. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cherryhill Progressive Cemetery, with William West officiating. Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer is assisting the family.
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