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Arvid Cramer, age 83, passed away peacefully early Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday September 7, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. David DePaoli will officiate. A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home (201 S. LaSalle) in Spencer and again one hour prior to service at the church on Saturday.
Arvid was born August 23, 1930 the son of Earl and Bertha (Neuman) Cramer in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Arvid attended a country school in the town of Brighton. On May 19, 1951 Arvid was united in marriage to his true love, Margaret Boehm in Spencer, Wisconsin. Margaret suddenly went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 15, 1995. Arvid loved and missed his dear "Margie" everyday since.
The couple were very successful dairy farmers. To support his young family Arvid also worked nights and weekends at Roddis and Dairy Belt. Arvid was a life long and active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and a good game of cards. He especially loved the outdoors. Those that knew him best will miss his warm spirit and his love of family and God.
Arvid is lovingly survived by his children: David (Sonja) Cramer of Beaver Dam, Michael Cramer of Spencer, Sharla (Edward) Dreikosen of Stratford, Susanne (Mark) Lucht of Spencer, and Sheri Cramer of Spencer. Arvid is further survived by grandchildren: Jodi (Brian) Baltus, Jesse Dreikosen, Courtney Cramer, Mathew Lucht and Jake Lucht; great-grandchildren: Wilson, Carli, and Korbin Baltus; siblings: Claire (Leonard) Herbert, and Vernice Beyreis; as well as many extended relatives, in-laws, nieces, nephews and many friends. Arvid was a wonderful Christian husband, father, and family-man that will truly be missed.
Arvid is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Bertha; wife, Margaret; as well as a granddaughter, Stacie Lucht and a nephew, Keith Beyreis.
Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.com for your convenience.
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home & Crematory
1010 E Veterans Pkwy
Marshfield, WI 54449
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Sept. 5, 2013