January 10, 1959 - November 23, 2021
Jean Marie Cramner, 62, of Grand Ledge, a kind, loving, charitable woman with a heart of gold, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at her home, surrounded by family. Jean was born January 10, 1959, in St. Ignace, MI, the daughter of Norman Francis and Agnes Mary (Conologue) LaLonde. She graduated from LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, MI, in 1977 before earning her Associates Degree at Lansing Community College alongside her twin-sister, Joan. Jean married her lifelong love, Dale John Cramner on August 14, 1982, and the two settled into happy family life raising three daughters. Jean and her twin, Joan, would spend many family gatherings together with their children, especially camping, pontoon boat rides, and alongside the swimming pool. Jean enjoyed her flower gardens and welcoming others into their home. The Cramner household was always the gathering place for family and friends, especially around MSU Spartan games. In her early years, Jean worked at Dairyland Insurance and nights as a key-punch temp at the State of Michigan Department of Treasury. She soon parlayed her night job into a full time position as a Calculations Assistant, working in various positions throughout the department, including the International Fuel Trade Agreement department. Jean had recently received her 40 year service award at the State of Michigan before she retired. Jean will always be remembered for her acceptance of others and willingness to open her heart and her home. She would always look forward to her annual trips up north with the “Yooper Girlz,” a group of 6 dearest friends from High School. Jean is survived by her husband of 39 years, Dale Cramner; daughters, Melanie (Christopher) Cobb, Mollie (Jeffrey Everal) Cramner, and Mary Cramner; siblings, Norma (Paul) Koleda, John (Bettie) LaLonde, Mary (William) Montcalm, Phyllis Grondin, twin-sister, Joan (Tom) Reid, William (Donna) LaLonde, and Barbara LaLonde; sister-in-law, Janet LaLonde; many nieces and nephews, especially her twin sister Joan’s children and grandchildren; her beloved grand-dogs; her cat, Chloe; and the “Yooper Girlz,” Judi Johnson, Danette Andrews, Becky Crowder, Annie Becker, and Joan Reid. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Paul LaLonde, and brother-in-law, Louie Grondin; and nephew, Brent Kowatch. The Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., just prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Homecare and Hospice or the University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jean on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.
Jean Marie Cramner, 62, of Grand Ledge, a kind, loving, charitable woman with a heart of gold, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at her home, surrounded by family. Jean was born January 10, 1959, in St. Ignace, MI, the daughter... View Obituary & Service Information
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