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Beverly Kramer

February 21, 1930 - August 1, 2022
Kalamazoo, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Sisters of St. Joseph
2929 Nazareth Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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St. Augustine Cathedral
542 West Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 92, died on Monday, August 1, 2022. Beverly was born on February 21, 1930 in Kalamazoo to Ronald and Agnes DeKam and has lived her entire life in Kalamazoo. She was an active member of St. Augustine Cathedral and had worked 25 years for the Upjohn Company. On July 9, 1949 she married Adrian “Adie” Kramer and they were able to celebrate more then 60 years of a wonderful marriage before his death in 2010. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronald De Kam, Jr., and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Surviving are her children: Cynthia (Michael) Daggett and Stephen (Theresa) Kramer; grandchildren: Brianna (Brian) and Skyler (Katelyn), all of North Carolina; her brother: Richard DeKam; and brother-in-law: Jack (Joyce) Kramer. Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of her life will be held. Burial will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Visit Beverly's webpage at betzlerlifestory.com to archive favorite memories, photos, and to sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Saint Joseph, St. Augustine Cathedral, or a charity of your choice. Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.