Jay P. Kraemer

Jay P. Kraemer, 56, of West Bend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 surrounded by his loving family.

Jay was born on Sept. 9, 1951, the son of George and Nancy (nee Stier) Kraemer in Milwaukee.

He graduated from West Bend High School in 1969, and later attended the University of Wisconsin-Washington County.

Jay was a wonderful and dedicated husband and father, with a great sense of humor and sharp intelligence.

He worked as a technical writer for the last 13, and was also the owner of Vintage Spares and Service.

He was dedicated to his passion of foreign cars and was a true fanatic of all types of motor sports.

His love for motor sports encouraged him to attend grand prix races in Monaco, Indianapolis, Long Beach and Mosport, Canada; and vintage races in Monterey, Goodwood England and Road America.

He also raced an Austin Healy-Sprite for three years.

Jay was loved by all who had the opportunity to meet him throughout his life, and will be especially missed and forever loved by his wife and best friend of 30 years, Margaret Mary Kuhn; his loving children, Antonia (George) Stone of Beaver Dam, Maria (Matt) Karst of Milwaukee and Josh Kuhn-Kraemer of But-ler; his parents, George and Nancy Kraemer of West Bend; his brothers, Joel (Jane) Kraemer of Barton, Bill (Jody) Krae-mer of Barton and Ben (Pat) Kraemer of West Bend; and his sister, Katy Kraemer of Beaver Dam.

He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, other special relatives and friends.

A memorial service in honor of Jay will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will also be held Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.


The Kuhn-Kraemer Family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all his wonderful caregivers who offered their compassionate support and concern to Jay and his family.