R. William “Bill” Cramer

R. William “Bill” Cramer

February 10, 1950 – January 5, 2024

R. William “Bill” Cramer passed away after a brief illness on January 5, 2024, at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel and father, William. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Connie; children, Jodi, Stacy and her wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Aiden and Owen; sister, Eloise; cousins, John, Jim and Bill; and many other beloved family members.

Bill was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on February 10, 1950. He graduated from Westside High School in 1968 and attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he earned a Bachelor in Architecture in 1973. Bill retired from Schemmer Associates, where he worked as an Architect.

Bill loved spending time with his family, doting on his dachshund, Zoey, golfing as often as possible, traveling with friends and family, smoking and eating barbeque, and cheering on his beloved Huskers playing his favorite sports of football, volleyball, and women’s basketball. He was also an avid gardener and loved to tend to his yard and garden. Bill was also an amazing carpenter, extensively remodeling the house he lived in for 48 years and his daughter’s house as well.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, January 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the West Center Chapel. All family & friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Dachshund Rescue.  To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Pat Sears Posted January 7, 2024 7:53 pm

    Oh, Connie I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and yours and thinking of you at this your time of sorrow. You quilting community and friends are here if you need us.

  • Gary and Dorie Gebhard Posted January 8, 2024 9:11 am

    We were shocked to hear from James that Bill passed away. I will miss our conversations we had over the fence. Sorry for your loss. Gary

  • Aunt Kay Posted January 8, 2024 4:05 pm

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jan and Chuck Lakso Posted January 9, 2024 11:52 am

    Connie we are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I am so shocked by his untimely and unexpected death. We wish we could be there to share your grief. Bill was a wonderful person and we will never forget the good times we shared with you both and especially his outstanding cooking skills. Our sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Jan and Chuck

  • Tom O’Connor Posted January 9, 2024 12:12 pm

    Bill was as nice a guy as you will ever find. What a quality person! The world lost a true gentleman. My condolences to his family – he will be missed big-time.

  • Jan and Chuck Lakso Posted January 9, 2024 12:37 pm

    Connie, we are so deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s untimely and unexpected passing. He was a wonderful person and remember all the good times we shared when we lived in Omaha with you both, especially the dinners we shared and Bill’s delicious Cioppino dish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I was so happy to receive your Christmas photo card and couldn’t believe this could happen so soon after Christmas. Love to you and your family at this very sad time. Jan and Chuck Lakso

  • Loras Klostermann Posted January 10, 2024 4:44 pm

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I always enjoyed working with him at Schemmer. Loras Klostermann

  • Delores M Wiemers Posted January 11, 2024 4:26 pm

    Connie, I was so sad to hear about your Husband passing.” “You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Earnest Madison Posted January 11, 2024 11:29 pm

    Connie condolences from myself an family Doug m,Scott an their families

  • michael epp Posted January 23, 2024 1:59 pm

    Connie, I just searched for Bill’s email to see it he was going to be at the Architectural gathering in Lincoln on May 17th. I’m shocked and deeply saddened by your loss. Bill was such a positive person. He will be greatly missed..

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