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Orville A. CRAMER

Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Collision Take Life of Orville Cramer

Orville A. Cramer of Dell Rapids died of injuries suffered in a grade crossing crash one mile west of Sibley, Iowa, early Thursday morning, December 17.

The fuel oil transport which Cramer was driving for a Sioux Falls concern was cut in two, when struck by a Rock Island lines passenger train. The rear end of the transport was cut off at the rail intersection, the rear wheels of the trailer were deposited 160 feet farther down the track, and the cab and front portion were carried a quarter of a mile. Cramer remained in the cab. The fuel oil leaked out of the tank but did not ignite. He was rushed to a Sibley hospital and lived a few hours.

The deceased was born October 15, 1903, in Moody County, near Colman. He has lived in this part of South Dakota all of his life.

On August 1, 1928, he was married to Miss Joann Robey. They lived in Dell Rapids for three years in Colman for one year and in Madison for ten years, returning to Dell Rapids three weeks ago.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1:00 o'clock Monday afternoon and at 1:30 at the Baptist church, with the pastor Rev. O.A. Enersen in charge. Interment took place in the Dell Rapids cemetery.

He leaves his wife and four children, Orlin, 13; Bernice, 11; Corinne, 7; and Judith, 4; his mother Mrs. Anna Cramer of Dell Rapids; five sisters, Mrs. Jess Johnson, Mrs. Florence Peterson, Mrs. Eleanor Goodale of Dell Rapids; Mrs. Andy Frederickson, and Mrs. Eldon Thornber of Colman; three brothers, Louis, Lemmon; Carl of Colman and Clark, a corporal in the Signal Corps of the United States army in foreign service.

Contributed on 3/9/09 by dellsfig68
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Record #: 3015

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Submitted: 3/9/09 • Approved: 3/9/09 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R3015-G0-S3

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