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ABINGDON - Marvin E. Cramer, of rural Abingdon, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at home surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was born in Delong, the son of Harry L. and Edna L. (Burnett) Cramer.  He married Susan Ann Wynkoop.
   Marvin is survived by his wife, Sue; one daughter, Brigitte (and Ray) Ziegler of Victoria; three grandchildren, Megan Ziegler, Marissa Ziegler and Jacob Ziegler; two sisters, Gwen King of Shelbyville and Shirley Blust of Knoxville; and nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Brent Marvin Cramer; three brothers; and two sisters.
   He attended Abingdon High School and was a member of the undefeated football team for the school year of 1948-1949.
   He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954 and was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was a paratrooper in the 508th Regiment Combat Team Association, also known as "The Red Devils."
   He was a member of Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381. He worked for the Knox County Sheriff's Department in the 1960s and later at Maytag in Galesburg. He was of the Protestant faith.
   Cremation was accorded. Graveside service with military rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Boydstun-Dawdy Cemetery, Indian Point Township, south of Abingdon. There will be no visitation.
   Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or the Boydstun-Dawdy Cemetery.

[The Register-Mail, May 25, 2013]


Grave marker for Marvin E. Cramer in Boydstun-Dawdy Cemetery, Abingdon (Knox county), Illinois,


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