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Elaine Delores Cramer

March 22, 1924 — December 20, 2022

North Mankato

Elaine Delores Cramer

Elaine Delores Cramer left this earth to be reunited with her husband of nearly 75 years on December 20, 2022.

 

Elaine was born to Albert John and Ruby Amanda Drury Dickmeyer on March 22, 1924 in Cairo Township rural Fairfax Minnesota. She attended country parochial school, graduating from Fairfax High School in 1941. Following attendance to The LaSalle Ave. Medical Secretarial School she was employed at the Drs. Hammermeister/Saffert Offices. She then entered and graduated from The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing followed by employment at Loretta Hospital in New Ulm, MN. She worked many years as an R.N. at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato MN.

 

Elaine was united in marriage to Robert Cramer on July 11, 1947 at St. John Lutheran Church Fairfax, MN. Their marriage was blessed with three children. Until her recent stay at Monarch Meadows she spent their entire marriage in Mapleton, Minnesota.

 

Over the years she served on various church and community activities: The Town & Country Leisure Center, Farm America, and Meals on Wheels. Spending time with her family during the early years of marriage was truly precious to her. Fishing and camping at Cut Foot Sioux Lake Winnie nearly every vacation time. Later she and Bob took time to travel in their trailer and on tour trips. They were interested in history wherever they traveled.

 

Elaine enjoyed gardening, ballroom dancing, reading, playing cards and just being with friends and family.

 

Those surviving Elaine: son, Paul (Dollie) Cramer Lake George, MN; daughter, Kristine (Jerome) Miller Austin, MN; son, Mark (Mary DeGrood) Cramer North Mankato, MN; grandchildren, Joshua (Dana) Cramer Estes Park, CO, Maren (Karl) Quickert Bloomington, MN; great-grandchildren, Ezekiel Thomas, Jeremiah Maxwell and Miriam Era Cramer, Jemima Era, Eliza Ruth, Graeme Stephen and Justus John Quickert; step-grandchildren, Wendy McKercher, Bellevue Neb and Gary Knepper North Platte, Neb; step great-grandchild, Maddie Gilfert Bellevue, Neb; sister, Donna Mae (Neil) Berger; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Predeceasing Elaine: husband, Robert; parents; brother, Bud and sister-in-law, Elayne Dickmeyer; and daughter-in-law, Wendy Era Cramer.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Mapleton, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church.  Private family burial will be at Beuford Oak Hill Cemetery.  Northview-North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the charity of your choice. 

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