Melvin H. Kramer

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

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Ellen and Mike Lander
May 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm

We are sorry for your loss.

Ann Volz Parker
May 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Dear Wanda, Danny, Ricky & Lisa, I am so sorry about your Dad’s passing. I’ll miss waving at him & Wanda @ DaVita. Your Dad was a nut! I loved him. Wanda, I’m so glad you had the privilege of caring for your Dad, as you did your Mom. You will cherish those days & memories forever. Now your Dad is in Heaven, perfect, no health issues, just perfect with His Heavenly Father & reunited with his Annie, your Mom. Love you all. ANN (& Dana)

Brenda (Pettit) Enghoffer
May 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I have very fond memories of him when he came to visit my parents. I always had a hug for him.

I’m sure your dad and my dad are now sharing stories. They will be watching over us from above. Big hugs to your family in his devastating time.


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