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Frances Marie Krayer

October 19, 1937 January 17, 2021
Frances Marie Krayer
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Obituary for Frances Marie Krayer

Frances Marie Krayer, longtime resident of Brighton passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 83.

Frances was truly the matriarch of the family. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Born on October 19, 1937. Frances was the daughter of James Bowlin and Connie Herring. Frances was extremely close to her maternal grandparents Elise and Harry Taylor. Frances grew up in Grosse Pointe Park and attended Grosse Pointe South High School. Frances attended college at Wayne State University and studied accounting. After graduating, she was employed at Arthur Andersen and loved her career. Frances married the love of her life, the late John D. Krayer on September 7, 1963 and they were happily married for 55 years. They were blessed with four wonderful children and ten grandchildren. As a mother she was always there for her kids, she showered them with love and supported them in every phase of their lives. She enjoyed watching them succeed in all of their academic and sports goals. As a grandmother she shared that same love and devotion to her grandkids. It brought her great joy to support her grandchildren in their many interests and activities.

Frances was known for her kindness, generosity, and volunteering. In her spare time, she was an avid reader, loved to travel with friends all over the world, and closely followed Michigan State University sports. She enjoyed many winters in Florida with her family and friends. In her youth, she was a very talented singer, and sang in her high school choir. She was very loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Loving mother of: John (Michele), Julie (Steve) Reinke, Joe (Jessica), and Connie (Kirk) Ciak. Proud grandmother of Trevor, Jack, Tyler, Austin, Dylan, Janina, Jennika, Paul, Gillian, and Charlie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Special Olympics Michigan: Area 27 Livingston, 1420 Woodhurst, Howell, MI 48843 or to St. Patrick Church, 711 Rickett Road, Brighton MI 48116

Visitation will be held at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main Street, Brighton, MI, 48116 from f3-7 PM with a Rosary at 7 PM. Due to Covid 19 restrictions please contact the funeral home or Frances' family to plan a time to visit. Face Masks and social distancing required.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Patrick Parish, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, MI, 48116 on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Friends and family may gather beginning at 12:30 PM.

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4:00 PM 1/21/2021 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/21/2021 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton

600 East Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116

Please contact Lynch and Sons or the family to set up a time to visit at the Funeral Home

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton
600 East Main Street Brighton 48116 MI
United States





1:00 PM 1/22/2021 1:00:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church

711 Rickett Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Gathering to begin at 12:30 PM

St. Patrick Catholic Church
711 Rickett Road Brighton 48116 MI
United States

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