Christopher Charles Bramer

Long time resident of Galveston county, Christopher Charles Bramer passed away on April 4, 2023. Chris was born on February 11, 1959, in Traverse City, MI to Otto and Florence Bramer. Raised alongside his sister Kathy Bramer and 2 brothers Ray and Randy Bramer. Chris graduated from Traverse City Central High School then earned his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. Go Spartans! Shortly after, he moved to Texas to join the car industry and ultimately meet his wife of 39 years, Julie Bramer. They bore 3 children, Rameses, Tyson and Destini Bramer, and raised them in Dickinson, TX for the majority of their lives.  

If Chris had one true love (other than his family) it was music. From the likes of Motown to disco, Classic Rock to 80s pop. When he wasn’t taking them to concerts, he was taking them on memorable vacations. Most frequently to Mackinac Island, his favorite place to visit. 

In his later years he moved with his wife to League City, TX and joined the Mancuso MotorSports family. Together they built a new home for their children to visit whenever they needed a taste of the loving childhood he gave us. 

Chris was an avid sports fan, forever supporting his team from Michigan State, as well as the  Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros. If you ever had the pleasure of being in the car with him, you know sports radio was what you’d be listening to. 

Although a hard worker, he always left time for play. He commanded the presence of any room as soon as he walked in. He was a true example of the life of a party with the ability to make anyone laugh. His smile and laughter will truly be missed, but his memory will be carried on through his family and friends.  


  1. My Heart and my condolences goes out to My Sister Julie, my niece Destini, my nephew’s Rameses and Tyson, for there lost of a Husband and a Dad. I am truly going to miss my brother-in-law Chris, But will cherishes my memories of him.
    With All My Love,

    Mary Ann Bivona
  2. I’m sorry to hear that my high school classmate, Chris, has passed away. I’m glad I got a chance to say hello during our 45th class reunion last summer. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, my friend.

    Vicki (Piehl) Hall
  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Julie and my cousins. I can’t imagine what is going through your heart and mind but my heart is real heavy for all of y’all and If any of y’all need anything I’m here for y’all. I’m gonna miss Uncle Chris/God father and remember all the times we had at family gatherings and Earth Wind and Fire always playing and him always cracking jokes. He will truly be missed. I love you all.

    Gabby Villa
    • Man this was hard we knew a cool guy full of life he left nothing on the table we are deeply saddened by you guys loss you all are like family to us we wish your family find peace and comfort. The Ferguson family

      Billy Darby
  4. I will truly miss my uncle, so many fond memories being with him. From attending a REO Speedwagon concert to cruising the bayou in his boat. We had many conversations about music, cars, and life. I love you uncle Chris.

  5. My heartfelt condolences to Aunt Julie, Rameses, Tyson, Destini. I’m so sorry for your loss. I always loved how Uncle Chris was fun to be around and full of life. He was so thoughtful of others by ensuring everyone was having a good time. He will always be a part of my fabric in life as his memory will forever live in our hearts.

    With Love

    Ronnie Antley
  6. My condolences for family and friends. Rest in peace.
    Lori Galvan

    Lori Galvan
  7. I will always love you dad. You were the absolute best ever. I thank you and the family for loving on me the way that you all did. Take your rest and sail in the wind. Say hi to my mama and my babies. You are free…..and peace & blessings to the family along with many prayers.

    DeAsia Jackson
  8. This picture is so perfect to share. He always was smiling, just like this photo. Always friendly and the life of the party. Chris instantly made everyone he met feel welcome and comfortable. He would have done anything for his family, and loved them all with his whole heart. It’s so hard to lose someone you love, especially when they are so full of life. I know Chris will be watching over his three wonderful kids and his beautiful wife, waiting until they see each other again. Uncle Chris will be missed deeply and left quite a legacy. Love to you all.

    Julie Antley
  9. The Bramer family has held a special place in my heart since 2015. That’s when I had the pleasure of meeting Chris for the first time; It was a memorable experience. Chris embraced me with open arms from day one. He always treated me as family. Throughout the years I witnessed Chris to be one of the most loving fathers I’ve ever met. He was passionate and loving with a kind and gentle soul.

    He provided a wonderful life for Julie, Rameses, Tyson, and Destini. The most important thing to him was always family. It was an honor to have known Chris for eight years, although I wish that number was much, much higher.

    You will be missed, Chris. You have left so many people with such wonderful memories, myself included. I will cherish those memories and the times we’ve spent together.

    Shawn Paine
  10. My sincere condolences on the lost of my cousin and his family. With great sadness his Aunt Mary Helen passed away yesterday my mom. I pray that The Lord gives all strength to your family and mines through this difficult time. Love Mary Ann

    Marie Marron
  11. My cousin Chris always, always lit up the room everywhere he went and made everyone’s heart sing. People simply gravitated to him and felt his warmth, love, and generosity. He an earnest appreciation for just a good joke, story or spending some time together. The thing I will never forget about Chris was how absolutely genuine his heart was- he lit up rooms because he was authentic and couldn’t help but to emanate his sincere love and laughter everywhere he went. As the youngest of the cousins on the Bramer/ Deuben side, I will always feel a special bond with him and for our mutual love for a having an epic party- it must be in our DNA. I will always cherish the laughter I shared with him. My heart is with Julie, Ramses, Tyson, Destini and the rest of the family through this tremendously difficult time.

    Lee Deuben
  12. We will miss you very much. You were a good husband and father for your children. You were a good friend. Sad to see you go,

    Greg Hagerud
  13. Peace and blessings to you all! ❤️❤️❤️

    Tracy Cotton
  14. Prayers to y’all and to him and to all the good memories.

    Stephanie Sandoval
  15. Makes me so sad. I’ve been trying to track him down for years. We had such good times together in college, and I surely missed him when he moved away. He was a friend in all the best ways.

    Steve Foster

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