Edward V. Kraemer
Edward V. Kraemer, 92, of Medford, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family, under the care of Hope Hospice. A funeral mass took place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Father Patrick McConnell officiating followed by full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Burial followed at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation took place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel from 4-7 p.m., when a Rosary service took place. Visitation continued on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Edward was born on Sept. 27, 1927 to Joseph and Mary (Foreanky) Kraemer in the township of Medford. He attended Frey Grade School in the town of Browning. He served in the Army from 1951-1953 and served in Korea. He married Catherine Molitor in 1955 and she preceded him in death in 1973. He then married Dorothy Empy in 1974 and she survives. Edward owned and operated logging businesses. He liked working in shops and going to auctions. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Klossner Deitzler VFW Post 5729.
In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by his children, Mary (Dave) Frey of Stetsonville and Bob (Janice) Kraemer, Mike (Wendy) Kraemer and Pat Kraemer, all of Medford; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Poehnelt, Ilene Rogers and Maryanne Dassow; and stepbrother, Tony (Joann) Fleischman. Edward is further survived by many other family and friends.
In addition to his parents and first wife, Edward was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Kraemer; grandson, Jimmy Kraemer; brother, Henry Kraemer; and sister, Agnes Leader.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left a www.hemerfuneralservice. com.
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