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David G. Cramer

August 29, 1944 - November 17, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date November 21, 2019

Family will greet friends for a time of visitation on Thursday, November 21, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m, followed by a funeral service, with Pastor Greg Bishop officiating at Northeastern Baptist Church, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. The church is located at 6536 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan. David will be laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Thursday, November 21, at 2:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend the committal ceremony are encouraged to arrive at the cortege area no later than 2:15 p.m. Fort Custer National Cemetery is located at 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy Foundation, c/o the funeral home.

Age 75, passed away at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019 with his family by his side. David was born on August 29, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George and Thelma Cramer. He met the love of his life at church and they married on May 04, 1968. In June of 1965, he became a member of the United States Air Force and honorably served our country until June of 1971. Dave began his career as a graphic artist and worked for Lockheed Martin until retiring in 2002. Dave was known for his love of golf, singing in the church, enjoyed restoring vintage Ford Mustangs and loved to tell his frog joke. He was known by his siblings as the “Golden Boy”, as the Lord was very good to him. He and Donna also enjoyed travel, riding their bicycles, and working in the yard together. Dave and Donna moved to Michigan in 2002 and spent the last few years enjoying new friends and being active at Northeastern Baptist Church in Kalamazoo. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marjorie Caldwell. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Donna, children, Cynthia (Bill) Winner of Patterson, Missouri and Brian (Rachel) Cramer of Orlando, Florida; their beloved grandchildren, Lindsay (Rowdy) Moss; Matthew (Felicia) Winner; Branden (Omega) Winner; Zachary Winner; Emily Winner; Abigail Cramer, Henry Cramer; Mason Cramer; as well as their great grandchildren, Cadman and Milly Winner and Annabeth Moss. He also leaves his sister, Virginia Wilcox of Oklahoma and brother Raymond (Meryl) Cramer of Pennsylvania.