Max R. Cram, CW04 (Ret)

Max R. Cram, CW04 (Ret)

May 25, 1934 – June 4, 2020

CW04 (Ret) Max R. Cram passed peacefully in his home on June 4th and joined his wife of 64 years, Elsie “Cap” (Swearingen) Cram.

Max served in the US Navy for four years and the US Army for 24 years, serving in the Korean War and completing two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was awarded many medals, including two Bronze Stars.  He also enjoyed a second career as Claims Manager for Hartford Insurance.  He will be greatly missed by his two surviving daughters and their families: Zanteen Dean (Larry) and Roxane Baily (Stephen) and three beloved grandsons, Logan Dean, Travis Baily, and Connor Baily; many friends and family.

A private burial will take place at Omaha National Cemetery with full military honors when conditions allow.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Boys Town.


  • Linda Gutchewsky Posted June 7, 2020 9:20 am

    I’m sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. I remember working with your mom, “Cap” at CDC and meeting Logan. I was at the house a few times and remember Zanteen. Neat parents!
    I wondered if you could email me and let me know when your mom
    Passed (and why) because I missed that. I’m so sorry.

  • Kathleen Jaudzemis Posted June 7, 2020 2:11 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your father and grandfather, Max and I worked together when he was at Hartford Ins. Co and I was an attorney in Lincoln. Max was one of the really good guys.

  • Pat McKenzie Posted June 7, 2020 9:03 pm

    I was saddened to hear Max had passed away. We knew each other from our volunteer work at Boys Town. He was a very nice guy and such a good conversationalist . It was always a good day when Max was there. Please accept my condolences.

  • Morris & Chris Ritter Posted November 2, 2021 10:57 am

    Sorry for the delay but Mark just forwarded the obits on Nov 1st. You know of our long and personal relationship with your folks. We miss them like everyrhing. Please stay in touch since Cheri passed away on Nov 3, 2020.

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