Deborah C. Kramp, 69, passed away November 1, 2020

Deborah C. Kramp, 69, of St. Joseph, was called home on Sunday, November 1, 2020 with her family at her side. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contribution, links provided below, may be made to Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Answers in Genesis, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Giving details and opportunities to leave an online memory or condolence can be found at

Deb was born on January 6, 1951, in Hartford, CT, to Fred & Jeanne (Gurney) Oblinger. She graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary in 1969 and attended Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI. Deb married Larry Kramp on March 10, 1973 at Peace Lutheran Church in Livonia, MI. Deb and Larry had two children together. Deb retired from the Lincoln Township Library after 25 years as a librarian. Her passions were here grandchildren, reading books and playing games of all sorts with family and friends. Deb also enjoyed hummingbirds, gardening and crossword puzzles.

Deb is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Larry; children, Shelley (Michael) Grissom of Dexter and Peter (Michelle) Kramp of Stevensville; grandchildren, Justin Grissom and Joseph, Isaiah & Lillian Kramp; and siblings, Jim (Linna), Dan (Karen), and Eric (Carrie) Oblinger, Nikki (Larry) Hammer, and Jill (Duane) Wozniak. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred & Jeanne.

The family has requested memories, sentiments or tributes through video, since visitation will be limited. To do so please go to

Memorial contribution links:

Answers in Genesis (Core Ministry – large blue box):

Michigan Lutheran Seminary (Please choose MLS Financial Aid):

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (please select Building on God’s Blessings):

Contributions may be mailed or dropped off, please put BOGB/Deb Kramp in the memo. 

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