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Maurice Joseph Creamer 1922-1990


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes (email)
Date: 10/4/2008 at 11:38:08

Grinnell (IA) Herald-Register; June 4, 1990


Maurice Joseph Creamer, 67, formerly of Grinnell died Monday, May 28, at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, of cancer.

Funeral srvices were held Saturday, June 2, at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Anthony Gorham Farrell, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Organ music was by Kathleen Heffner and vocal music was by Ruth Ann Dayton and Wilma Schmitz. Pallbearers were Wayne Dayton, John Freeman, George Ostrom, Ian Draegert, Cyril Gallagher and Jeremy Serenko. Military rites were conducted by the Grinnell Veterans Ceremonial Unit. Interment was in Hazelwood Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Grinnell, the son of Jeffrey Fanning and Agnes Ruth Essex Creamer. He attended Grinnell schools until 1936 when he and his family moved to Moline, Ill.; he graduated from high school there. He served for seven years with the ferry command of the United States Air Force during World War II, traveling throughout the world.

He was married to Cora Mae Starr June 17, 1963, at Las Vegas, Nev. The Creamers lived in Oklahoma, California, Illinois and Nevada and in 1974 returned to Grinnell, where he owned and operated Maury's Steak House. In 1978 he returned to Moline, moving to Las Vegas in May, 1990.

He participated in bowling, was a statistician for the Quad City Thunder basketball team and was a member of the Irish Society of the Quad Cities.

He is survived by his wife, Cora of Las Vegas; one daughter, Maureen Creamer, Grinnell; one granddaughter; one sister, Irene Schafer of Miami, Fla.; and one aunt, Frances Gilbert of New Sharon.


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