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Richard Cram

November 9, 1933 — September 2, 2011

Richard Cram Sr, age 77, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, September 2, 2011 at St. Josephs Hospital in Marshfield, WI.Richard was born on November 9, 1933 in Neillsville, WI the son of Ernest and Antionette (Hardy) Cram. He attended Reed School through the eighth grade, and then helped out on the family farm in the Neillsville area until his parents retired in 1957. He worked for Shorts Fur Farm for a number of years. On February 20, 1960 Richard was united in marriage to Corrine A. Bradle. After getting married he worked for Roddis Forestry Products in Park Falls, WI for two years, then moved back to Neillsville in 1962 and purchased a home in Pine Valley Township. At that time, he began employment with Nelson Industries and worked there until his retirement in 1991. After he retired from Nelson he went back to work for Shorts Fur Farm for a few years before retiring completely.He is survived by his wife, Corrine of Neillsville, six children, Richard (Gloria) Cram Jr., Pamela Cram, Dawn Cram, Linda (Richard) Weis all of Marshfield, WI, Michael Cram of Loyal, WI and Cheryl (Jason) Parrish of Arpin, WI. Six grandchildren, Theresa, Matthew, Nicole, Kayla, Victoria and Chelsea, three great grandchildren, Jordon, Joselyn and Abagale. Richard is also survived by a sister, Caroline (Floyd) Murphy of Willard, WI.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ernest Jr. and Arthur, a sister, Clara and an infant son, John James.A Memorial Service for Richard will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph will officiate. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist and Rita Kuchenbecker, soloist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Gesche Funeral Home.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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