Obituary: Wilma L. Cramer

Services have been scheduled for Wilma L. Cramer of Libertyville.

Wilma L. Cramer, 94, passed away on Sunday. Sept. 23, 2012, at her home at Spring Meadows in Libertyville. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Ida Grove, IA, and had lived in Libertyville since 1967. Wilma was the valedictorian of her class in 1935 and played on the Ida Grove Girls Basketball team. She later taught at a rural school in Iowa until her marriage to Leo Cramer in 1939. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville for 45 years, a member of the P.E.O. and Town and Country Women. Wilma was an avid bridge player and enjoyed being a fan of the Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Surviving are her children, Carole Drain of Grand Rapids, MI and Douglas (Phyllis) Cramer of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandchildren, Scott (Juli) Drain, Kurt Drain (Mary Ann Siegel), Julie (Terry) Nye, Mark (Elizabeth) Cramer and Jennifer (Kevin) Reilly; three great-grandchildren, Leo and George Cramer and Persephone Drain; and her sister, Dorothy (Bob) Jensen of Des Moines, lA. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo Cramer in 1990; her sisters, Marion Edsen and Helen Green; and her brother, Bill Krick. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. A service will be held during the visitation at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jamie Hanna Williams, officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Ida Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to either the United Methodist Church in Libertyville or the Ida Grove Library, Ida County Historical Society or Church of God in Ida Grove. For information, 847-362-3009 or sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.

— Burnett-Dane Funeral Home provided this information.


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