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Sheldon Charles Kremen

Sheldon Charles Kremen, 88, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on 13 May 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 3:00 PM .

Rabbi Joshua Bennett officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Sheldon Charles Kremen, 88, loving father and grandfather of Farmington Hills, MI, passed away on May 13, 2020. He was born October 10, 1931 and is preceded in death by his parents Isaak and Anna (Cohen) Kremen and brother Harold Kremen. He is survived by his children Ron Kremen and Deb (Curtis Cater) Woodburne and by his grandchildren, Allie, Danny, Nick and Katie.

After graduating high school, Sheldon joined the Army of the United States from 1952 to 1960 and served in the Korean War. Sheldon became an expert in the shoe industry as he worked in his father’s shoe store. In 1971, he opened the store, “Family Shoe Shop”, gracefully stepping into the role of a successful business owner and salesman. Later in life, he added to his repertoire of expertise by becoming a massage therapist.

In his personal life he was an accomplished marathon runner and had great joy for the film industry. He had a gift for identifying great movies, and found enjoyment in sharing them with his family. Anyone who knew Sheldon knew that he cared deeply about his family and close friends. He lived everyday to the fullest; still exercising, meeting up with friends, and treating his family to outings filled with laughter and good food well into his late 80s. His wit, charm, and humor bled into every aspect of his life, and everyone he encountered was never left without a smile. He was an extremely genuine, generous, and caring person. He supported his family’s every endeavor and was present for every milestone. He served as a role model to so many, spreading kindness and always prioritizing the important people in his life.

Sheldon was the light of our lives, and he touched the lives of so many people. We will always cherish our memories with him.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 10.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Sheldon Charles Kremen may do so by making a contribution to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
(800) 822-6344
Click to Visit Charity Website