John Eldon Cramer
John Eldon Cramer

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — John Eldon Cramer, 79, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, formerly of Van Wert, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Ohio City, Ohio, to John and Lucille Cramer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Marcia (Ireton) Cramer and his son, David Cramer.


John and Marcia raised their family in Worthington, Ohio. John was retired from AT&T and was an integral part of the transition to and troubleshooting of digital long distance phone lines. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served as an ET2 on the USS Trumpet Fish submarine in Key West, Florida.

John was an avid western movies fan, enjoyed NASCAR racing and never missed a showing of a Duke basketball game.

He is survived by his children, Rick Cramer (Kim Tuggle) of Pensacola, Florida, and William Cramer (Wanda) of Port St. Lucie, Florida; grandchildren: Brittany Cramer of St. Petersburg, Florida, Reed Cramer of Tampa, Florida, Kevin Cramer of Tampa, Florida, Robert Cramer and Colin W. Cramer of Orlando, Florida; brothers, Charles Cramer (Sharon) of Manning, South Carolina and Walter Cramer (Maria Kruse) of Dayton, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert. Services will follow at 11 a.m.

Condolences may be left on our website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.