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.
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
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.
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.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-6
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please
visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and
to send condolences