Obit: Cram, Antoinette (1903 - 1986)

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----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 09/04/1986; P. 5

Cram, Antoinette (11 JUN 1903 - 2 SEP 1986)

Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. - Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gesche Funeral Home for Mrs. Ernest (Antoinette) Cram, 83, Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville, formerly of 1101 Bruley St. Mrs. Cram died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville.

The Rev. Howard Ott of United Methodist Church will officiate. Lori Anding will be the vocalist, accompanied by Iris Musil. Burial will be in Neillsville Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today and Friday until time of services at the funeral home.

The former Antoinette Hardy was born June 11, 1903, in Chicago, a daughter of Charles and Emanuela (Novotny) Hardy. She moved to this area with her parents and attended Town of Washburn schools.

She farmed with her parents until her marriage Dec. 5, 1923, to Ernest G. Cram. They farmed for many years, then moved to Neillsville in 1948 where she did domestic work for a number of years. Her husband died in Feb. 1957. She has been a resident of Memorial Home for the past two months.

She was a member of United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Caroline) Murphy, Greenwood; a son, Richard, Neillsville; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Arthur and Ernest Jr., a daughter, Clara, her parents, three brothers and a sister.



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