Henry W. Kremer, 93, of Cascade, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Mercy One Hospital in Dubuque.
Friends and relatives of Henry called from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a rosary was held at 5:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at the funeral home.
Services for Henry were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Eucharistic Minister was Sheila Beringer. Lectors were Evelyn Tyler, Alaina Tyler and Ashley Hall. Placing of the pall was done by Jacqueline Kremer, Lisa Otting, Bob Kremer, Rick Kremer, Lynda Miller, Dan Kremer, Mark Kremer, Kathleen Frederick and Brent Kremer. Giftbearers were Jack O’Hara, Valorie Kremer, Audrey Kremer and Callista Gibbs. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, with flag presentation by the Cascade American Legion Post 528.
Honorary pallbearers for Henry were Marvin Nickol, L.J. Schemmel, Tom Steffen, Dave Steffen, Larry Church, Eddie Kremer, Tom Kremer, John Kremer Jr. and Billy Mausser
Casketbearers for Henry were Aaron Otting, Kyle Kremer, Brian Kremer, Henry Kremer, Matt Miller, Will Miller and Jacob Frederick.
Henry was born Dec. 21, 1925 in Cascade, son of Henry and Callista (Schaffer) Kremer. He received his education in the Cascade rural country schools. On Sept. 8, 1959 he was united in marriage to Jacqueline M. Tritz at St. Donatus Catholic Church in St. Donatus. The couple farmed in the rural Cascade area and he also did foresty work. He was an Army veteran having served in World War II.
He was a member of St. Matthias Parish.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Kremer, of Cascade; his children, Lisa Otting, of Dyersville, Anita (Bob) Kremer, of Cascade, Rick Kremer, of Cedar Rapids, Lynda (Terry) Miller and Dan (Kitty) Kremer and Mark (MaDonna) Kremer all of Cascade, Kathleen (Jeff) Frederick, of Castalia and Brent (Roz) Kremer, of Watertown, Wis.; 30 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Kremer, of Cascade and Mary Tritz, of St. Donatus; two brothers-in-law, John A. Tritz and Lyle Tritz both originally from St. Donatus.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry Kremer in 1977; a grandson, Justin Kremer in 2011; father and mother-in-law, John and Agnes Tritz; sisters, Margaret (Bill) Mausser , Carlon, Rose (Lambert) Schemmel, Isabelle Esther (Charles) Schemmel and Lavonne (Gerald) Pasker; three brothers, James P. Kremer, John “Jack” (Irene) Kremer and Nicholas (Iona) Kremer; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Nickol.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffunerlhomeinc.com