Alvin Cramer

October 9, 1956 - January 21, 2024

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD. 

Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024 at River of Life Community Church, 120 S Main Street Canton, SD

Alvin Cramer, age 67, died Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Sanford USD Medical Center.  Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024 at River of Life Community Church, Canton, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.

          Alvin was born on October 9, 1956 in Slayton, MN to Eelke “Ed” and Minnie (Reitsma) Cramer.  Alvin married Judy Dupuy on September 6, 1980 in Canton, SD.  Anthony, Cal, and Justin were born to this union.

Alvin worked for Hunting Elevator in Canton for over 26 years.  After its closure, he worked for elevators in Inwood and Sioux Falls before selling cars.  He finished up his career as a truck driver for Gacke Enterprises.

          Alvin was a hardworking, man of his word who loved to socialize.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and hosting wild game feeds.   Alvin also loved spending time with family, especially his kids and grandchildren.  He will be remembered for his laugh and smile.

          He is survived by his three sons, Anthony Cramer, Cal (Katie) Cramer, and Justin (Andrea) Cramer; grandchildren, Harvey, Lily and Layla; sisters, Carol (Dan) Bonnema and Edna (Howard) Van De Vendel; brother, Ted (Lois) Cramer; step-daughter, Tracy Farnsworth and her daughter, Sophia; along with numerous extended family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Lynn Vaksdal on January 22, 2024 said:

    Im so sorry to hear about Alvin’s passing Sending our condolences to you at this difficult time

  2. Lynn Short on January 22, 2024 said:

    I’m so sorry to hear Alvin passed away I have many fond memories of the old days at Huntting elevator & raccoon hunting my thoughts & prayers for the family