Age 87, of Lansing, MI, passed away May 18, 2016. He was born October 27, 1928, in Heil, North Dakota, to the late John and Matte Kramer.
Melvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Lansing Masonic Lodge #33 F.&A.M. and American Legion Mount Moriah Post #460. He retired after 32 years of dedicated service as a truck driver for Anchor Motor Freight and enjoyed Tuesday morning breakfasts with his truck driving friends. Melvin had a wonderful sense of humor and never met a stranger. He was an avid Tigers fan, loved to watch old Westerns, and enjoyed reading John Grisham novels.
He is survived by his 4 children, Wanda Kramer, Danny (Denise) Kramer, Ricky Kramer and Lisa Fay; 6 grandchildren, Ashley Kramer, Brittni Kramer, Samantha Kramer, Kaitlyn Fay, Tyler Kramer and Connor Fay; sister, Janice Kauffmann; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Kramer; sister, Stella Ternes; and brother, Delmar Kramer.
A celebration of Melvin’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com