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Margaret Elaine Kramer

11/12/1934

02/12/2016

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Born: November 12, 1934
Death: February 12, 2016

Margaret Elaine (Peg) Kramer, age 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 12, 2016. Peg was born on November 12, 1934 in Detroit, MI to Bill and Cap Freeman, later moving to Grand Rapids where she graduated from South High School in 1953. She also attended Western Michigan College. A few highlights of her life included meeting her lifelong friend, Peggy Leonardo, at Burton Junior High School. She fondly remembered her summers in Beulah with her cousins, as well as many great times in Pentwater at the Leak cottage. She married the “love of her life”, Bill Kramer, in the Clark Home Chapel in 1955 and together they raised 3 children. Peg was a homemaker, worked in banking, insurance and especially enjoyed her job at Koeze’s Nut House, she was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, later became a member of East Congregational Church and participated in their Women’s Guild, but her greatest happiness came in time spent with family. Peg is survived by her children, Katherine Jo Holman (Gary), William Freeman Kramer (Francine) and Karen Jean Krestakos (Robert), her grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Bailey, Stefan, Alex and Abbie and her great-grandsons, Wyatt, Ethan and Landon, her sister, Barbara Boonstra and her lifetime friends, Peggy and Joe Leonardo. Visitation will be held Monday 5-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Road S.E. Grand Rapids. A celebration of Peg’s life will be held Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Clark Home Chapel, 1551 Sherman Street S.E. Grand Rapids, Chaplain Geraldine Pringle officiating. Peg and her family are truly grateful and thankful for the years of care she received from Clark Home, as well as the care provided to her these past few weeks from Emmanuel Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to Clark Retirement Foundation Benevolent Care Fund or Emmaunuel Hospice.

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