Raymond Kromer

Age 75, of Lansing, passed away January 31, 2013.  He was born July 5, 1937, in Coopersville, MI, a son of Lavern and Ruth Kromer.  Ray was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and graduated from MSU.  In 1999, he retired after 32 years at MSU Swine Research Center.  Ray was an active member of Church of the Resurrection, where he was an Eucharistic minister, and participated in the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus and cooking for the church ox roast festival.  Ray loved dancing, camping, traveling, hunting and fishing.  He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.  Ray enjoyed many years of camping with his family and church friends.

Surviving are:  his wife of 51 years, Beverly (Wischmeyer); 3 children, James (Terese) Kromer, Janice (John) Harvey and Mark (Dana) Kromer; 7 grandchildren, Garrett and Gabrielle Kromer, Zachary, Jacob and Sydney Harvey, and Max and Maggie Kromer; siblings, Margaret (Gene) Helsen, Fred Kromer and Dorothy (Ben) VanDam.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at Church of the Resurrection, 1505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m.  There will also be visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, or Resurrection School in memory of Raymond Kromer.

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Paul and Mary Ellen Cook
February 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

Bev and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved one. We will always remember Ray with a ready smile and helping hands. We was one of the good guys. May Jesus grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding. Love, Paul and Maryellen

Sally Bergau
February 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Bev and family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so many great memories of the pig roasts and being neighbors for so many years. My fondest memory is you and Ray dancing at every opportunity. You enjoyed each other. May God bless you and your family during this very difficult time. If Don were with us now he would join our condolences.

Sally, Cindy, Chere’ and Skeeter Bergau

Gary & aDoloras Eiseler
February 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Our sincere sympathies to the entire Kromer family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Bob & Donna Wischmeyer
February 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

We are so sorry for your loss of Ray. So glad for times we had with each other. Good memories. Looking forward to seeing you in Florida, Take care of yourself. Lots of love..Bob & Donna

Joe & Barb Strittmatter
February 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

Bev & Family,

Please accept our condolances. We remember Ray very fondly from our days the the Swine Farm, he always had a smile and a quick comment to make You smile. It was always evident how much he loved his Family.

Sincerely, Joe & Barb Strittmatter

Linda A. Woods
February 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Our love, thoughts and prayers have been with you Bev, Janice, Jim, and Mark and the entire Kromer family. Ray was such a happy, caring and gentle man that we will miss, but his loving memory will endure. God Bless, Linda and family


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