Lyman D. Cramer, age 80 of Belle Fourche, died suddenly on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Spearfish Regional Hospital, with his loving family by his side.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 10 am Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 pm Sunday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fouche. Inurnment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard.
Lyman Dean Cramer was born March 25, 1938 in LaMars, Iowa. He was the son of Ben and Rose (Dirks) Cramer. Lyman grew up on a family farm near LaMars. For six years, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. Following his service, he began a career in trucking and because he enjoyed it so much, he would never retire. In 1970, Lyman was married to Margaret Carlson in Rapid City. To this union was born three daughters: Tammy, Teresa, and Jill. Following their marriage Lyman continued trucking and it would take the family to several towns including Kennebec, Colony WY, and Belle Fourche. The couple would later divorce and in 2001 Lyman was united in marriage to Linda Wandler, in Belle Fourche. Together they enjoyed several years of marriage that included traveling around the world, and loving life with each other.
Lyman had trucking in his blood, he loved it so much. For the past 10 years he had been trucking for Sacrison Paving. He was a hard-working man and he loved his family very much. He was kind, generous, loving, and he was always there for his family. He will be missed greatly by all of them.
Lyman is survived by his wife, Linda of Belle Fourche; daughters, Tammy (Mike) Westland of Belle Fourche, Teresa (Darren) Howard of Chattanooga TN, Jill (Shannon) Fincher of Las Vegas NV; step-daughters, Wanda (Eddie Amiotte) Absher of Belle Fourche, Cheryl (Tom) Maunders of Sioux Falls; 9 grandchildren, Amanda, Mariah, Gavin, Logan, Sawyer, Kenneth, Alicia, Hope, Heather; and 2 great grandchildren, Chason and Rudy. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald (Gerry) of Volga SD; and 2 sisters, Doretta Helgerson of Sioux Falls, and Diane Cramer of Boise ID.
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