George W. Kraemer

Dec. 30, 1928 – March 15, 2013

George W. Kraemer, 84, of West Bend, passed away peacefully Friday, March 15, 2013, at Kathy Hospice. He was born Dec. 30, 1928, to the late John and Laura (nee Hoelz) Kraemer in Sussex. He attended grade school in Sussex and graduated from Waukesha High School. He served the U.S. Army after World War II, including a tour of duty in Japan. George spent the bulk of his career in traffic management and in the canning industry. He married the love of his life, Nancy Stier, on April 29, 1950. George had a love of sports, especially baseball. Nancy and George were selected the 2006 Land ’o Lakes “fans of the year.” He was especially proud of being inducted into the Sussex Baseball Hall of Fame. He loved spending time with his grandchildren: telling stories, reading to them and watching them participate in numerous activities. George enjoyed woodworking and bird watching. Some of his favorite memories were the “Kraemerfests” and “man weekends” up north.

George was preceded in death by his son, Jay.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy; his sons, Joel (Jane), Bill (Jody) and Ben (Pat); daughter, Katy; daughter-in-law, Maggy Kuhn; grandchildren, Antonia (George) Stone, Maria (Matt) Karst, Josh Kuhn-Kraemer, Jackie Kraemer, Julie (Bob) Davis, Erik (Jen) Kraemer, Kristin (Adam) Krenek, Joelle, Claire, Emma, Elizabeth and one unborn granddaughter; and great-grandchildren, George V, Shelby, Lily, Amelia, Carter, Jillian, Henry, Caleb, Adalyn, Alegra and three unborn great-grandchildren.

A celebration of George’s life will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Columbian, 3245 Lighthouse Lane, West Bend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to the West Bend Baseball Association or the charity of your choice.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend, 334-2776, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhumpatten.com.