Francis C. “Butch” Cramer, age 78, of Newark, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 25, 2019.
He was born November 4, 1940 in Newark, Ohio to the late Thomas and Freda (Schentzow) Cramer.
Butch was a kind, caring and compassionate man who at times could be very independent. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and Cleveland Browns fan. For those who knew him best, understood he could be set in his ways at times, but underneath that gruff exterior was a heart of gold.
He thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and attending car shows on weekends. Besides his grandchildren, his pride and joy, was a 1955 candy apple red Chevrolet Bel Air.
He is survived by his four children, Kevin C. Cramer, Kelly M. (Bret) Floyd, Keila A. (Bryan) Henderson and Brent C. (Lisa) Cramer; a sister, Margaret Kellenbarger; three grandchildren, Jacob (Destiny) Cramer, Brittney Cramer and Tosha (Preston) Wiseman; and one great grandchild, Payton Cramer.
In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his wife Fran Cramer; several brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren, Adam Inlow and Mark Brown.
A private inurnment will be held at Newark Memorial Gardens.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street is assisting the Cramer family with arrangements.
So sorry for your family's loss. We love you, Tosha
To the Cramer family. We were sorry to hear of the passing of Butch. Our prayers for the entire family. We were neighbors on Rt. 13.
So sorry to hear of his passing. I always enjoyed talking with him during his trips to Wal Mart. Prayers for the family and God Bless and welcome him home.
Butch and I were best friends growing up together going hunting and fishing down at the Raccoon creek. Please accept my most sincere condolence. I will always keep his memory in my mind and in my heart. Rest in Peace old friend. I will always miss you. Mouse
Butch was a wonderful brother and a super uncle. You will be missed greatly. Hold the memories close to our hearts. Our
thoughts and prayers go to the family.