George W. Kraemer, 84


George W. Kraemer, 84, of West Bend, passed away peacefully March 15, 2013, at the Kathy Hospice.

He was born on 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, and 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 at the Columbian, 3245 Lighthouse Lane, town of Barton on Wednesday, March 20 from 4-8 p.m.

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 is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.