Marsh Funeral Home


Michael Joseph Krams

April 28, 1948November 23, 2021

Michael (Mike) Joseph Krams, 73, of Arlington Heights, IL, died on November 23, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Mike was born on April 28, 1948, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Manhattan College in 1969, he earned a graduate degree at Southern Illinois University and made Illinois his home. For over 28 years, Mike was a psychologist for the State of Illinois, where he worked with children and adolescents.

Mike married Beverly Laitar on June 9, 1973. They raised their sons, Benjamin and Nicholas, in Arlington Heights, IL.

Mike retired in 2003. He and Beverly travelled extensively across the United States and internationally. Mike’s favorite d8estinations included the state of Maine, Vietnam, China, and Cambodia.

In retirement, Mike spent much time with his children and grandchildren. He loved his family deeply and would do anything for them.

Mike is survived by his wife, Beverly, his sons Benjamin (Lisa Lewandowski) and Nicholas (Jessica Soraparu), and his grandchildren, Michael Robert, Maddox Michael, Jacob Julian, Parker Joan, and Libby Kathryn. He also leaves behind a sister (Carolyn DelGaudio), in-laws, and nieces and nephews.

Services pending. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of MJK to Misericordia ( or Lurie Children’s Hospital (


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