Larry Kraemer

Date of Death: Dec 02, 2015
Larry Kraemer
[highlight_text]1932-2015[/highlight_text] Larry Kraemer completed his journey on this earth and was welcomed into the loving arms of his faithful savior on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 surrounded by family.


[leftcolumn] On August 26, 1932 he was born in Waupun, WI to Kenneth and Irene Schultz Kraemer. Larry lived on the family farm outside of Waupun until his graduation from Waupun High School. On June 12, 1954 he married Donis Lee Hanson in a small ceremony in Waupun, only to be shipped out days after their marriage to start his tour of duty. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, served in the Korean Conflict in Seoul and Pusan, guarding the railroads. He was also in the National Guard until 1959. After returning from Korea Larry trained as a mason and began his brick laying career. Also a carpenter by trade he built area homes, fireplaces, worked on the Waupun Community Center, Wales School For Boys, and other state construction jobs. Feeling the opportunity to teach his craft, he went back to school to receive his teaching degree which began his career as a vocational instructor with Fox Lake Correctional Institution, mainly teaching the brick laying course and substituting in the carpentry course when needed. Once a teacher, always a teacher, his home church in Waupun is where he taught Sunday school for many years. Always enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, woodworking, wood cutting, and planting thousands of seedling trees at the cabin in the north woods he and Donnie built together along with family and friends and eventually retired there. After retirement he served as a volunteer at their local food pantry for many years, taking trips and visiting family and friends along the way.

Larry is survived by his two daughters: Deb Mischler of Beaver Dam, and Pam Zetley of Brookfield; five grandchildren: Eric (Bethany) Mischler, Dan (Kathleen Kush) Mischler, Leah (Jesse Sommers) Mischler, all of Beaver Dam, Stephanie (Rev. Joshua) Conradt of Waterford, and Melaina Zetley of Brookfield; three great-grandchildren: Sienna, Eden, and Benjamin; and Art Mischler and Michael Zetley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donnie; sister, Shirley Bos; and brothers, Bob and Kenny.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A memorial service for Larry Kraemer will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Joshua Conradt officiating.



  1. Bruce and Lu Pertzsch Says: December 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Deb and Pam, we send our love and sympathy to you. Larry was always so soft spoken and a gentle loving man. He will leave a hole in your hearts and a void in your lives.

  2. Lisa La Reau Says: December 4, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Larry Kraemer Says: December 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Debbie and Pam

    So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way along with big hugs. Your Mom and Dad are together once again free from any pain and are at peace. The great times with them will never be forgotten.

    Love to you both and your families.

    Sherry (Hanson) Gumina

  4. Dan Walsh Says: December 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm


    I was saddened to hear the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family during this difficult time
    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  5. Deb and Pam, you have my sympathy. I taught with your Dad at Fox Lake in the 1960s, knew your mom and dad well, was at your house for dinner a few times, lived at your grandma’s house for a short time, stayed at their cabin for hunting. I have thought about your dad and mom many times over the years. Sorry for your loss.

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