Laurell ‘Lolly’ Diane Cram, 79

Published 9:38 am Friday, February 17, 2017

Laurell ‘Lolly’ Diane Cram, 79

Laurell ‘Lolly’ Diane Cram, 79

Laurell “Lolly” Diane Cram, 79, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

She was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Spring Grove, Minnesota. The oldest of four children, her parents were Minnie (Clauson) and Clifford Elton. One of her earliest memories was listening to the news about Pearl Harbor on their home radio on her fourth birthday. She enjoyed going to dances and cheering at high school games. She was known as a real firecracker! She loved Frank Sinatra and had the honor of meeting him on two different occasions.

Lolly married Bud Longueville and had four children. During their marriage, they enjoyed their children and all of their various activities. They had many friends in the different cities where they lived and owned different dinner theaters, bars, and restaurants. Bud passed away on Feb. 2, 1978. When asked what she loved about Bud, she replied “Everything.”

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Lolly married Clayton Cram in February 1982. They lived in several different cities in Minnesota. Lolly and Clayton enjoyed traveling around the United States and internationally. They retired in Florida where Clayton passed away Feb. 21, 2003.

Lolly moved back to Austin, Minnesota where she reunited with her family and old friends. She spent her time doing crossword puzzles and began her next career as the Bingo Queen. Lolly was a delight and loved by many. She will be greatly missed.

Lolly is survived by her children: Bradley P. (Julie) Longueville, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Pudge (Karen) Longueville, Austin, Mike Longueville, Stillwater, Minnesota, and Melani (Mike Becker) Longueville, Motley, Minnesota; grandchildren, Marc (Alorah Burn) Longueville, Lindsay (Roosevelt) Porto, and James (Kate) Rogers, Cassie (Travis) Boddy, Kelly (Tommy) Parent, Cami Longueville, Reilly Longueville, Alex (Lorenzo Turner) Longueville, Jason Longueville, Michael Becker; five great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Peter, Ian, Lyla, and John Lewis; brother, Tony (Diane) Elton, Spring Grove; sisters-in-law, Chris Leis, Wisconsin and Etta Longueville, Eagan, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Lew Flattum, Spring Valley, Minnesota; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Bud Longueville; second husband, Clayton Cram; brother, Craig Elton; sister, Sue Flattum; and brother-in-law, Dale Longueville.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Chaplain Theresa Turnbull officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before the service. There will be food and refreshments at the Austin Eagles Club following the service.

Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association.