Monday, January 27th, 2014
Raymond S. Kremer
Raymond S. Kremer, 83, Coldwater, died Jan. 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Maria Stein, to John D. and Agnes Menker Kremer. On Sept. 1, 1951, he married Jeanene M. Vagedes in Coldwater and she survives.
Also surviving are 10 children, Cynthia Kremer, Coldwater, Timothy (Sue) Kremer, Coldwater, Eric Kremer and Viki Kalatzis, of France, Gail (Brian) Quan, Denver, Colo., Jason Kremer, Coldwater, Philip (Linda) Kremer, Tipp City, Brad (Marcia) Kremer, Tipp City, Brian (Amy) Kremer, Coldwater, Janel (Brad) Still, Clayton, N.C., and Jodi Kremer and Kevin Hartzell, Coldwater; a son-in-law, John Giere, New Hampshire; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Kremer, Coldwater; 27 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred (Martha) Kremer, West Lafayette, Ind.; a sister, Emily Minch, Celina; and a sister-in-law, Betty Kremer, Versailles.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorraine Kremer; a son, Jeffery "Turk" Kremer; siblings, Lewis, Ivo and Otto Kremer, Elsie Will and Dorothy Winner; and half-siblings, Roman, Edward, Lawrence, Neal and Herb Kremer and Clara Balster.
He took great pride in his family and enjoyed playing cards and bowling. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Coldwater Kiwanis and Coldwater American Legion Post 470. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as the village administrator in Coldwater, and also formerly owned Dairy Queen and Coldwater Bicycle Sales & Service. He was a part-owner of St. Henry Tile Company and had also worked at Pet Milk and DMV License Bureau.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.