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Dorothy Jean (Bennitt) Krampe

September 2, 1927 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 91)

Dorothy Jean (Bennitt) Krampe, 91, passed away on May 22, 2019. She was born on September 2, 1927 in Ensley Center, MI to John Bennitt and Ellen M. (Hanson) Bennitt.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; John and Ellen Bennitt, Ensley Center, MI, her brother, John W. Bennitt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, her sister, Rose Mary (Bennitt) Hackbardt, Howard City, MI, and her Brother-in-law, Harry Hackbardt, Howard City, MI.

Dorothy is survived by her son Richard E. Krampe, Grand Rapids, MI and daughter, Cindy Bennitt, Rock Hill, SC., and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy had 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Aberdeen Reformed Church or Spectrum Health Foundation, SH Hospice & Palliative Care, 100 MI St NE, MC 004, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-9902 or online @

A memorial service will take place at Aberdeen Reformed Church, 1000 Aberdeen St NE, June 1st @ 1:00 pm. Coffee and cake will be served following the service.

Donations may be made to:

Aberdeen Reformed Church
1000 Aberdeen St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505
Tel: 1-616-361-0341

Spectrum Health Hospice
100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

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