Dwight Cramer, 90, of Kansas City, MO passed away November 11, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. Dwight passed of a broken heart, almost exactly a month to
the hour after losing the love of his life, Suzanne. The visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 19th followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church,
815 E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64131. Burial will take place in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Pilot Grove, MO. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Peter’s Social Services.
Dwight was born February 18th, 1932, the son of Jiles and Lilly (French) Cramer, in Sedalia, MO. He was the youngest of their six children. He attended Smith Cotton High,
went on to work in construction with his brother, Dale, and then to Tullis Hall Dairy as a milk delivery man. At the end of a shift at the dairy, Dwight met Suzanne, a bookkeeper, and chased her down in his milk truck to ask her on a date. Ten months later, they married in December of 1952, a bond that lasted 70 beautiful years. In 1952 Dwight was also drafted into the army as a PFC radio switchboard operator and spent 18 months serving in the Korean War. Together with Suzanne, he had three children, raised them in Kansas City, and were a vibrant part of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church community. In Kansas City, Dwight worked in the grocery business at A&P and later spent over 15 years at St. Peter’s as the building and grounds supervisor. Dwight was known for his cheerful disposition, his deeply caring heart, and his genuine selflessness, all qualities that stayed with him until his last day. Above all, he cherished and loved his family, especially his wife, his “Suz.”
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, and his beloved wife, Suzanne. He is survived by their three children, son, Jiles Cramer (Barbara); and daughters, Sara Biskup (Jeffrey) and Renee Hunter (Kevin); six grandchildren, Leah Coady (Kyle), Rachel Pistorius (Kevin), Ryan Biskup (Paige), Andrew Hunter, Livia
Smith (Josh), and Sydney Hunter; and six great grandchildren, Kason Kleban, Molly, Lily, Teddy Coady, Riley Smith, and Hattie Biskup.
The family would like to thank the caregivers, Lisa, Margueita, Melody, Jan, and Julie, as well as the Enhabit Hospice team for providing compassionate care in his final days.