Dale Wayne Cramer, 79, of Chamois, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Frene Valley of Hermann Stonebridge. Dale was born in Morrison, Missouri, on Dec. 26, 1937, a son of the late Charles Clarence and Matilda (Wenger) Cramer. Dale proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ, Morrison, Missouri, M.F.A. of Morrison and the Organ Transplant Support Group at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. Dale farmed the family farm with his parents and his brother Kenneth. He was very compassionate about the earth we lived on and protecting the soil and the environment. He also enjoyed studying and investing in the stock market. Dale is survived by two sisters-in-law, Julia Cramer of Columbia, Missouri, and Pat Cramer of Jefferson City; by four nieces, Cindy Graves and husband Lynn of Jefferson City; Christine Keilholz of Columbia, Missouri; Lisa Anthony and husband Brant of Jefferson City; and Caroline Cramer of Washington, D.C.; By a nephew, Keith Cramer and wife Betty of Columbia, Missouri; and by eight great-nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kenneth, Richard and Charles Cramer. Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at St. James United Church of Christ, Morrison, Missouri, where funeral services followed at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Ron Stair officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Morrison, Missouri. Memorials may be given to Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis, in care of Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
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