106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Friday, November 6th, 1964 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Jeffrey Scott Cram, 54, of Midway Drive, Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019 at UP Health System in Marquette with his loving family by his side.

Jeff was born November 6, 1964 in Ishpeming to Robert and Jeannette (Haines) Cram and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1983 and was a lifelong Midway Drive resident. He married his high school sweetheart, Crystal Hopper, on September 21, 1985 and together they raised two children. Jeff was a dedicated maintenance employee for 32 years for Negaunee Public Schools.

Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time at their hunting camp in Arnold. He was proud of his 1957 Chevy Bel-Air and was often seen cruising through town. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family at camp on Bass Lake; boating, parasailing and teaching his children and grandchildren to water ski.

Surviving are his mother, Jeannette; his loving wife of 33 years, Crystal; two children: Derrick and Alysha Cram, both of Negaunee Township; three beloved grandchildren: Lucas and Silas Ward, and Aydrien Cram; four brothers: Robert, Jr. of Green Bay, Ronald of Gwinn, Bruce (Vicky) of Gwinn and Donald (Kerrie) of Ishpeming; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father in 2014.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Negaunee Eagles on Saturday, April 6th from 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm with a memorial service to be held at 3:00 pm with Ron Cram officiating. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service.

Jeff’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Negaunee Eagle's Club
    311 Iron St.
    Negaunee, MI 49866
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 3:00pm
    Negaunee Eagle's Club
    311 Iron St.
    Negaunee, MI 49866
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Lance Peterson

Posted at 10:51am
4-6-2019 Being an NHS alum with both Jeff and Crystal has given me many years of memories with them both. During our high school years Jeff had a tough guy exterior that may have intimidated many. Those of us who really knew Jeff could get beyond that exterior and see the caring and selfless individual he truly was. Jeff reached out during our family tragedies always willing to help out during these difficult times. I will miss seeing Jeff driving in the white Negaunee schools work van as well as his prized 57' Chevy. Crystal our prayers are with you and your family. Lance Peterson, NHS class of 1983.


Posted at 02:16pm
3.29.2019...To Crystal (Hopper) Cram & The Family of Jeff Cram: I was sad to hear of the passing of Jeff Cram, a fellow Negaunee High school Classmate of the Class of 1983. Jeff was a great guy & we all know Jeff & Crystal as a longtime married couple & family. You have my sympathy & condolences. Written by TamaraLeeNiemi, NHS Class of 1983.

Kathy Heiskanen

Posted at 10:38pm
Crystal, Derrick, Alysha, Jeanette and family I am so so sorry for your loss. I felt so much in awe when Jeff invited us out for the 4th weekend when I was just a sub. Then I got to know everyone so well. I felt like you guys were my family than just friends I pray you find comfort and peace. I love you guys. RIP Jeff...

Holly Marie

Posted at 10:13am
I remember him as janitor and sub bus driver at times he always was one heck of a nice man

Linda DeGabriele

Posted at 09:16am
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Jeff as his teacher when he was in school and as a janitor when he graduated. He was a talented man.

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