Phillip Michael Kramer, age 73, of Benton, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at his home.
Mike was born on March 10, 1949, in Benton; the son of Fred Kramer and Mary Lou (Cook) Kramer. He was married to the former Ramona Craft; and they were married for 10 plus years, until their divorce.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Shiloh Cemetery of Whittington, with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
He was a retired coal miner, last working for Crown 2 Mine of Farmersville, Illinois; and he was a member of the U.M.W.A.
Mike enjoyed watching NASCAR, his favorite drivers were Davey Allison and Dale Earnhardt. He liked his firearms; and enjoyed having a beer with his friends. Most of all he enjoyed having breakfast with his grandkids.
Mike was also known for many years for hosting 4th of July pickings at his home.
He is survived by his son Mathew Kramer and wife Kailyn of Logan; two grandchildren Mattilyn and Brayden Kramer of Logan; a step-son Shane Craft of West Frankfort; special cousin John Kramer of Benton; two nieces: Maria Medders of Benton, Marina Baine of Ewing; three great-nieces: Erica DePoister, Molly Bird, Holly Bowlder; a great-nephew River Kearney; and his ex-wife Ramona Rice and husband Chuck of Benton; several other cousins, friends and families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Kandis McGraw.
Memorial contributions In Memory of Mike, may be made to the family.
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