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Frances "Fran" M. Bramer
Date of Death: September, 04 2017

          Frances "Fran" M. Bramer, 85, Nahma, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born in Escanaba on June 23, 1932, daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Webber) Berg. Her father died before she was born and her mother remarried her step father, James Krutina. On October 2, 1954, Fran married Roland H. Bramer.
          Fran was an active member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Rapid River American Legion Auxiliary, Nahma Boat Club, and Nahma Historical Society. She enjoyed playing cards, spending time in her garden, taking trips to the casino, walking on the Nahma Beach, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and spending time with her family.
          Fran worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years.
          Fran is survived by her daughters: Judy (Joel) Hansen, Jill (Mark) Hansen, Janet (Pete) Shafer, Joan (Jeff) Miller, and Jeanne (Paul) Kennedy, grandchildren: Stephanie (Caleb) Hayes, Janis Hansen, Karen (Brett) Baij, Matt Shafer, Andrea (Scott) Anderson, Angela (Eric) Peil, Melinda (Richard) Kennedy, and Laura (Justin) Pomeroy, great grandchildren: Levi, Alexis, Ava, Roman, Spencer, Cole, Owen, Avery, Jacie, Lila, Mason, Hailey, Shyann, and Jack, brothers: Richard , James (Marsha), and Tom (Renee) Krutina, sister in law: Ruby Peterson, special nieces: Kim, Kenlyn, Karla, and Melissa, as well as many nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her husband: Roland, daughters: Jeri Jo and infant daughter Carolyn, grandson: Jeffrey Miller, and siblings: George Krutina, Carol Sturdy, and Beverly Provo.
          Friends may call on Friday, September 8, 2017, from 2 to 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Nahma. Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at church at 3 p.m. with Fr. Mariusz Sierhart officiating. A meal will follow in the church parish hall. Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
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  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Grandma Fran was a sweet and special lady who we are so blessed to have known. "
    -Candi Silvola

  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Grandma Fran was a sweet and special lady who we are so blessed to have known. "
    -Candi Silvola

  • "What a fabulous gal! I remember so many things from when we were growing up and staying by Grandpa Peanuts and Grandma Vi and going to the beach down by Auntie Fran. I will miss seeing you when I come to visit Michigan. Love you always. XO Jing"
    -Jackie Groleau Hein

  • "I'm so sorry for the loss of my favorite next door neighbor, franny! Mannie and I will sure miss you! God bless and RIP!!"
    -Lisa Hamilton

  • "My thoughts go out to Fran's family and friends....she was a former graduate/classmate of mine a Nahma High School, class of 1950. May she rest in peace."
    -Fritz Gereau

  • "Dear Joanie and Jeff and family, We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mom. She will be missed by many. We hope the wonderful memories you share with each other will give you some comfort in the coming days. Love, Tom and Lynne"
    -Tom and Lynne Miller

  • "To all the Bramer family, sorry we were not able to make it to your mother's services, but our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you. We will miss her. Friends and family will help you through this. Take care. Paul and Renelle Beauchamp. "
    -Paul and Renelle Beauchamp

  • "Oh I am so sorry of the passing of your mother. I remember her fondly as we grew up and played with you girls across the street at Grandma Ritter's home. I will always remember how nice and funny she was and such a kind person too. She will be missed. Dear Fran may you rest in peace and say hello to everyone up there from me... with all my love...Robin S. Marchand"
    -Robin S. Marchand

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