Lloyd H. Kramer


Birth: April 16th, 1929
Death: February 11th, 2019
Age: 89 years
Residence:Bay City
Survived By: Surviving him are his wife of 63 years, Loretta Kramer. Sons, Larry (Dianne), Scott (Mary) and Bryan (Brenda) Kramer. Grandchildren, Jason (Brianne), Nicole, Janae (Bobby), Tara, Beth, Jeff & Tom (Emily) Kramer, and Emily (Bob Awad) McGrandy. Great-grandchildren; Tommy, Brayden, Jack, Emma, Hunter, Lloyd, & Dylan. Twin sister, Leora Staudacher, Special nephews & hunting buddies, Adam, Troy, & Joel, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Verna & husband, Tony Nearman, nephew, Gary & wife, Deb Nearman, Brother and sister-in-laws Emil & Irene Horneber, Anna & Stanley Kosnik, & Jerry Staudacher, & friend Ronald Kuehnemund.

Lloyd Harold Kramer, died peacefully at home, with family by his side on February 11th, 2019. He was born April 16th, 1929, above the family market “Kramer’s South End Grocery”, to Art and Flora (Roese) Kramer. They preceded him in death. He married the “love of his life”, Loretta (Horneber) Kramer on July 16th, 1955, with whom he was inseparable.  He graduated from Bay City Central in 1947. He was very proud of his service in the Navy and especially enjoyed the Mediterranean. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family, and even just brought home a deer, this past season, with friend Tom Jezewski. He was an avid hunter, with his favorite being goose hunting with friend, Bill Hayward. Whether it was tending to his pepper garden or just basking in the sun with a cold drink, Lloyd loved spending time outdoors with his family.  He loved going to his church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, with his wife and kids and always believed “God was very good to me”. He said God gave him a good wife, family, and many good friends. His strong faith showed countless stories of how God saved him, such as a time where he nearly drowned in a river and a rope appeared out of nowhere. He said, “God has done too many special things for me, and I can’t thank Him enough.” Lloyd took over his father’s business, Kramer’s South End Grocery, and was blessed to work beside his three sons & other family members for many years. Until recent illness, Lloyd was still working at 89. He enjoyed getting to know his customers and wanted to thank them for their many years together. Many of those who knew Lloyd, could speak to his kindness and generosity. He loved to tell stories, jokes, and was very funny. He enjoyed hosting traditional New Year’s Eve parties for his friends.  He was quite proud of the life he built, but was mostly proud of his family. Surviving him are his wife of 63 years, Loretta Kramer. Sons, Larry (Dianne), Scott (Mary) and Bryan (Brenda) Kramer. Grandchildren, Jason (Brianne), Nicole, Janae (Bobby Awad), Tara, Beth, Jeff & Tom (Emily) Kramer, and Emily (Bob) McGrandy. Great-grandchildren; Tommy, Brayden, Jack, Emma, Hunter, Lloyd, & Dylan. Twin sister, Leora Staudacher, Special nephews & hunting buddies, Adam, Troy, & Joel, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Verna & husband, Tony Nearman, nephew, Gary & wife, Deb Nearman, Brother and sister-in-laws Emil & Irene Horneber, Anna & Stanley Kosnik, & Jerry Staudacher, & friend Ronald Kuehnemund.

 Funeral and committal service will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Joel Pankow will officiate with Military Rites to follow by the U.S. Navy and the Bay Co. Veterans Council.  Private burial will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Fish Point Wildlife Assoc. or Heartland Hospice.  Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  He will lie in state at the Church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service begins.  Camo attire welcome.



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