Steve passed away peacefully at his Gresham home March 16, 2023 where he and his wife, Irma, lived for the past 30 years.
Steve was born to Owen and Maxine Cramer May 17, 1950, in Portland. He attended Bridalmile Elementary School and graduated from Wilson High School, class of 1968. He attended Oregon State University and received his BS in Science as well as his Master’s of Science. He worked 13 years with Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife as a fisheries biologist in the Research Department. Then Steve with his entrepreneurial spirit, experience and energy founded Cramer Fish Sciences, a fishery consulting business. He, along with his talented, hardworking employees and associates, grew the business into a successful one. He retired in 2015 and sold the business to his employees. Steve loved what he did and continued working at CFS providing support and encouragement. He often referred to it as his dream job.
Some of Steve’s favorite pastimes include fishing, hiking, and snow skiing. He enjoyed these activities up until he couldn’t any longer when his battle with cancer made it not possible. However, he may be enjoying them in Heaven!
Steve accepted Jesus Christ into his life in 1985; and since then, has been a student of the Bible. He loved the Lord and sought to do His will every day of his life. His family and friends have frequently heard his favorite saying which he gleaned from the Bible: “Be blessed and be a blessing.”
Steve was preceded in death by his brother, Greg. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Irma; his daughter, Yolanda McKenzie; his son, Jason Cramer; three grandsons, Christopher (Sarah), Marty, and Greg; and great-grandson, James; as well as his brothers, Doug (Sally) and Bruce (Jane).
Steve’s Memorial Service will be held 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Rd., Boring.