Richard A. Dick Cram age 82 of Clinton, IA, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL. According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Burial will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Dick was born on July 15, 1934 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Ellis and Phyllis (Caul) Cram. He graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL in 1952. He graduated from Milliken University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He married Constance Hudson in 1955 in Evanston, IL. He later married Cindy Cotton on May 7, 1983 in Andover, IA. Richard worked as a salesman for his fathers business, Midland Industries in 1960 and later Midland Forge in Cedar Rapids, IA; he retired in 1997. Dick was an avid bicyclist, serving as a board member of the Hawkeye Bicycle Association and completing numerous RAGBRAIS. He enjoyed camping, hiking, bird watching, and playing racquetball. Richard enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.
Richard is survived by his wife, Cindy Cram of Clinton; five children, Scott (Barb) Cram of Shellsburg, IA, Greg Cram of Denton, TX, Sharolyn (Al) Dunham of Fredericksburg, VA, Penny (Matt) Jolly of Orlando, FL, and Emily (Matthew Adams) Cotton Cram of Dubuque, IA; five grandchildren, Brandon, Tonya, Erica, Ashley, and Nathan; 9 great grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Corrine) Cram of Crested Butte, CO; and two half-brothers, John and Tom Cram. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.
Published on June 1, 2017