John DeCramer

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died September 23, 2005

John X. DeCramer, age 92, of Northwoods Assisted Living Center in Escanaba (formerly of Perkins) died Friday afternoon September 23, 2005 at the Northwoods Assisted Living Ceneter.
John was born February 23, 1913 in Perkins, MI the son of Florian and Virginia (Paul) DeCramer. John was raised in Perkins and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Following his return from service he married the former Sonja Pasi on October 29, 1949 in Gladstone and they made their residence in Perkins. Sonja preceded him in death on March 25, 1993. John owned and operated several different businesses during his working career which included a gas station, saw mill and egg farm. He also drove school bus for many years for the Perkins School District. John was a member of the Perkins American Legion Post #540 and enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include:

8 Step Grandchildren: Jamie, Kent, Dan, and Chris DePuydt, Kim VanDamme, Mike, Mark and Mary Beth Paler

Several Step Great Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife Sonja, he was preceded in death by:

2 Step Daughters: Estelle DePuydt, Janet Paler

4 Brothers: Frank, Henry, William and Joe DeCramer

2 Sisters: Mayme Hall and Josephine Carlson

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Perkins American Legion Post #540 military rites will follow. Funeral services celebrating the life of John DeCramer will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the Skradski Funeral Home with Pastor Lewis L. Hague of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Perkins Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Perkins American Legion, envelopes will be available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes.

0 Tributes for “John DeCramer

    John was a good buddy for my Dad, Frank Pepin, in Northwoods. He was always very perky, with it, and alive in so many ways. I liked him a lot, spending time with him and Mac McDonald when I visited Dad. I’m sure he will be missed by all the residents of Northwoods. All my best to his family.
    John Pepin
    Raleigh, NC

    Will always remember fondly the visits with John and Sonja at their home in Perkins with Pastor Fred. They welcomed me (an outsider) and made me feel right at home. Our time together was brief, but always memorable. They will both be missed.

    Sophie Scholer
    Gladstone, MI

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