Debra Jean Cramer Wiersema, 69
May 3, 2023
Debra Jean Cramer was born on October 25th, 1953 and she peacefully passed on April 26th, 2023 at her Cardwell home, with her daughters by her side.
She grew up in Kankakee, Illinois, and met her husband Albert at Grant Park High School. They married in June 1970 and celebrated their 51st year in 2021. The young couple and their three girls moved to Manhattan, Montana where they completed their family with adding a son.
Debra was a stay-at-home mom until the kids were in middle school. She worked on the potato harvesting crews and then became a full-time cook at Churchill Retirement Home until she retired in 1992. She spent many years babysitting her grandchildren.
Debra was preceded in death by her husband Albert Wiersema and her son Albert Wiersema Jr.; her parents, Tom and Jean Cramer; and her brother Bob Cramer.
Debra is survived by her three daughters, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Lynn Lewis, and brother Tom Cramer; and many nieces and nephews.