Carl C. Cramer Sr., 82, of Wapakoneta went home to his Jesus and the love of his life Barbara at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.
Carl was born on July 26, 1936 in St. Marys, OH to Oscar & Helen (Taylor) Cramer who preceded him in death. On July 8, 1958 he married Barbara J. Welch and she passed away on March 23, 2017.
Survivors include 3 children; Brenda Rolling, Ft. Wayne, Carl (Jill) Cramer Jr., Wapakoneta, Michael "Scott" (Virginia) Cramer Sr., Scottsboro, AL, 9 grandchildren Rachel (Katie) McFarland, Erin (Zack)Hinton, Luke Rolling, Amanda Cramer, Adam (Tricia) Cramer, Michael (Pina) Cramer Jr., Terry Cramer, Clinton Cramer, Samantha Cramer; 10 great-grandchildren, Alida, Dylan, Veronica, Carsen, Zac, Abigail, Trevor, Tatiana, Giovanni and Evie.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Jon Rolling; a daughter-in-law Debbie Cramer and 12 siblings.
Carl retired from the U.S. Army as a Green Beret Special Forces serving two tours during the Vietnam War where he earned a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. He also retired from the St. Marys Post Office. Carl enjoyed parachuting out of airplanes with his children and grandchildren as he was even scheduled to do a jump this week. He loved bowling and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta with Rev. Dan Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery with military rites being performed by V.F.W. Post 8445. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com