MINONG

Elaine ’Bede’ Dorothy Kremer

March 14, 1928 — Dec. 10, 2015

Elaine “Bede” Dorothy Kremer, 87, of Minong, passed away December 10, 2015, at Silverado Memory Care Center in Brookfield. She was born on March 14, 1928, in Superior.

Elaine lived in Oconomowoc and was an elementary teacher in the Watertown School District for many years before retiring to the Northwoods. An avid golfer and tough competitor, she was a member of the Lac La Belle Golf Club and the Spooner Golf Club with numerous tournament awards to her name. She was an accomplished seamstress and played a mean game of bridge.

Married for 65 years to her best friend, “Dune,” she never missed an opportunity to get him out on the dance floor. Elaine was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She served as a wonderful model for her children and inspiration for future generations.

Elaine is survived by her children Carol Boots (Jon) Wagner and Mike (Kathryn) Kremer; grandsons Ben and Nate Wagner, and Sam and Joe Kremer; and great-grandchildren Taylor, Colin, Madison, Cooper Lee, Emmett, Hudson, Sawyer, Mac, Deacon and Reid.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald.

Because she was a strong advocate of education, in lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Northwood Education Foundation (www.nef-wi.org).

A private burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Minong.

Her chocolate chip cookies will be missed by the hunting crew.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.