Edward S. Kraemer

Edward S. Kraemer, age 84 of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Long Lake, Winsted and Thief River Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Edward was born July 10, 1916, in St. Paul, the son of Matthew and Reginia (Kukuska) Kraemer.

On Feb. 16, 1942, Edward and Lovanell M. McClintock were joined in holy marriage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters.

Lovanell preceded her husband in death in 1984.

Edward honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a staff sergeant.

He owned and operated Kraemer Motors-Ford Dealership in Winsted for 12 years.

Edward was a past commander and lifetime member of V.F.W. 5903, a former member of American Legion Post 407 in Winsted, belonged to the McLeod County DFL, and was a Coin and Stamp Club member.

Edward is survived by his wife, Sylvia McKinstry Kraemer of Bradenton, Fla. (who passed away Oct. 24, 2000); daughters: Camella (Joseph) O'Brien of Maple Grove, Rebecca Schmieg of Golden Valley, and Cynthia (Bob) Berg of Howard Lake; grandchildren: Tiffany J. (Andrew) Pavlish and Joseph E. O'Brien; Jeffrey A. Schmieg and Scott R. Schmieg; Tamara R. (Daniel) Higgins, Tiranda R. (Robert) Pipo, Tracie L. Berg, Trevor R. Berg and Timothy W. Berg; and eight great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by three brothers, Daniel Kraemer and Andrew Kraemer both of River Falls, Wis., and David Kraemer of Webster, Wis.; sisters, Mary Ann (Clyde) Schorn of River Falls, Wis., and Rose Schmitz of Long Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first wife, Edward was preceded in death by his second wife, Florence McCartan Kraemer; his parents; and by a sister, Bertha Tyler.

A memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, with the Rev. Paul L. Wolf officiating.

Friends called at the church l/2 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment with military rites will take place today, Oct. 30, 11 a.m., at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, served the family.

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