Scattering ashes at Michigan

Submitted by That's Just Kramer on May 25th, 2015 at 8:15 PM

Found this in an old magazine...

When old Bennie died in 1990, Ron Kramer scattered his ashes on all the athletic fields where he had starred as an outstanding athlete and won nine letters at Michigan in the middle 1920s. 

"I told him I would do it," Kramer said. "A little on the football field, the baseball field and track, and a little around the rest of the campus. Bennie is everywhere at Michigan."

Have any of you done this or plan on doing it? 



May 25th, 2015 at 8:36 PM ^

I will want most scattered around the Big House. I will want a little bit spread around the outside of my Great-Great Uncle's named Couzens Hall as well.


May 25th, 2015 at 8:53 PM ^

I think I remember reading about them finding someone's ashes on the field at Auburn after fans rushed the field. Seems a bit creepy to do it like that to me

Ricky from Sunnyvale

May 25th, 2015 at 8:57 PM ^

I like what Randy Savage said/did with his ashes. He had a favorite dog named Hercules and when it passed he put the ashes in his favorite spot, then told his brother "when its my time to go, sprinkle my ashes on the same tree. If its good enough for Hercules, its good enough for me"


May 25th, 2015 at 11:39 PM ^

Went to a game there a few years ago with a client who was an alumn. Great atmosphere (beer sales help for sure) but yea I had a great time. They beat Kansas and Charlie Weis that day also so it was even better watching that fucker lose... Again!


May 25th, 2015 at 9:22 PM ^

I find it fairly gross that people's charred corpse ashes are spread in places where people can come into contact with it. Specifically, sweaty people. WTF no one wants to touch your dead body people.


May 25th, 2015 at 9:50 PM ^

Yes, like that, only Sichuan would be more likely than Tibet given the security situation. There is the issue of getting my body there, if I don't die over there. It's not happening here in NY because I cannot get anyone who fishes out of Montauk to promise to put me in their chum buckets. 

The Wolf

May 26th, 2015 at 8:45 AM ^

Admittedly, I don't frequent many other sports blogs - save for the occasional Red Wings reading - but I find it hard to believe many other sports blog posts would have me learning about sky burial's this fine morning. Just one more reason that MGoBlog is such a great place.

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Monkey House

May 25th, 2015 at 10:37 PM ^

I think that's pretty weird if you are just a fan. personally if you are that into Michigan football I feel kind of bad for you. but hey all burials or scattering of ashes is a bit weird.


May 25th, 2015 at 11:40 PM ^

Well let me just quote the late, great Colonel Sanders, who said, "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken."

In all seriousness, I don't think I would want my ashes scattered, but I definitely don't want them in an urn somewhere or to be buried. There's a kit that turns your ashes into a tree, I'll probably go with something like that.


May 26th, 2015 at 1:10 PM ^

Because you have almost 5,000 points on a sports bolg in under 2 years time, meaning you are devoting a lot of your living time to Michigan sports as well. 

As others have mentioned, there really isn't an uncreapy way to deal with dead body.  I find it weird to have my body put into a cushy box in a fancy suit with makeup on 6 ft under the ground. I'm more of a dust to dust type guy.  Suprised this thread got as judgemental as it did so quick. 

Nobody Likes a…

May 25th, 2015 at 10:45 PM ^

I've always wanted to have my ashes scattered from the top of half dome at yosemite. That way my remainds can whistle around the place on earth I find the most beuatiful and my ashes can fertilize the redwoods.

Prince Lover

May 25th, 2015 at 11:02 PM ^

One place would definitely have to be the back alley that connected Spot's, Pizza Bob's and Rod's. Spent many late nights out there with the crews of all 3.
Good times man, good times.

And maybe a little under the third buckeye tree on the 9th fairway at the Blue course. That was our favorite tailgating site. Always thought it was weird there were buckeye trees on a UM course.

MMB 82

May 26th, 2015 at 4:45 PM ^

who had their ashes scattered at Comiskey Park; which had been torn down and is now a parking lot next to US Cellular Field.


May 26th, 2015 at 11:41 AM ^

my hopes died (no pun intended) when he "resigned". No Ortega Taco Shells & Pennzoil Motor Oil DanWillHor burial site for me ($1,000,000 deposit & renewal every two years until the momenr of death at which the body will remain a minimum of two years after which continued until the next "donor" arrives, of course). I'll take that trade haha.