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John D. Krayer

September 29, 1935 June 15, 2018
John D.  Krayer
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Obituary for John D. Krayer

John D. Krayer, of Brighton, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2018, at the age of 82.

Born on September 29. 1935, John was the son of Gertrude and Joseph Krayer, who were first generation immigrants originally from Mendig, Germany. John grew up in Detroit and attended St. Francis De Sales Catholic School and went on to the University of Detroit High School and the University of Detroit College. John continued his education at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago where he graduated with honors with a Podiatry degree. John also joined the Army Medical Corps and was attached to the Michigan National Guard. He later opened his own Podiatry practice with offices in Brighton and Livonia. John loved his profession, and he took joy in helping others. He served his community as a foot doctor for over 40 years. John married the love of his life Frances Marie Bowlin on September 7, 1963, and they were blessed with four wonderful children and ten amazing grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances, their children: John (Michele), Julie (Steve) Reinke, Joe (Jessica), and Connie (Kirk) Ciak. In addition to his sons and daughters John is survived by his grandchildren, Trevor, Jack, Tyler, Austin, Dylan, Janina, Jennika, Paul, Gillian, and Charlie. John is also survived by his dear sister, Mary Ann Schils.

We were very blessed to have such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. John was a devout Catholic and loved his church and faith and we know he is in heaven and at peace. 

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 3-8 PM. 

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Rd, Brighton on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM. 

Burial Glen Eden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Special Olympics Michigan: Area 27 or to St. Patrick Church, Brighton.

For further information, phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810-229-2905.

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3:00 PM 6/19/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton

600 East Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116

Rosary at 7 PM

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





10:30 AM 6/20/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church

711 Rickett Road
Brighton, MI 48116

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

Cemetery Details


Glen Eden Cemetery Final Resting Place

35667 W. 8 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152

35667 W. 8 Mile Road Livonia 48152 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Special Olympics Michigan Area 27

1420 Woodhurst Ct
Howell, MI 48843

St. Patrick Catholic Church

711 Rickett Road
Brighton, MI 48116

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