(Salley) Kremer was born December 4,1927 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to parents
Mike and Ida Mary O’Malley. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward J.
(Ned) Kremer, daughter Mary Jean, brother USAF Lt Colonel Patrick O’Malley, and
sisters Ann O’Melia, Ida Mary Pearce, and Sylvia Eichner; and survived by
sisters Jeannie Hertzog (Pelham, New York), and Sr. Sarah Ann O’Malley OSB
(Duluth, MN). Salley was very proud of
her family and their Irish heritage.
graduating from Rhinelander High School, Salley rode the train to Duluth,
Minnesota to earn a degree in nursing education at the College
of St. Scholastica. Her first
nursing job was at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she
lived in a boarding house across the street from the hospital. While walking to work she met her future
husband, who had grown up on the block.
Ned asked her out on a date and they were married 6 months later.
and Ned moved in with his mother to the red brick house on Division
Street. The house had plenty of room to
raise their seven children: Bridget and Dan Nassif of
Minneapolis, MN (Madeleine (Zakk) Rogers and Dominick); Sarah and Mike Davis of
Fond du Lac (Frances (Garry) Gantner and Laura and fiancee Bobby Nakielski);
Ned and Anne Kremer of Plymouth; Martha and Curtis Knudtson of Rhinelander
(Stephen (Stephanie) Knudston and Lisa (Preston) Sandblom); Gretchen and Rodger
Beyer of Stevens Point (Charles, Harrison, Salley Jean, and Samuel); Mary Jean
Kremer (deceased); Julia Kremer of Fond du Lac (Olivia).
these busy child-rearing years, Salley took a break from her nursing career to
devote her time and energy to her family.
Summers were spent at the lake where she taught her children to swim. Every Saturday morning, she would bake up a
storm making pies, coffee cakes, and cinnamon rolls, all made with love.
all the children were in school, she returned to her nursing career and taught
LPN classes at Moraine Park Technical College.
When a full-time position in the in-service department became available,
she returned to St. Agnes Hospital, where she worked 40 years in total. Working
in this department was a wonderful opportunity to expand her skill set. Salley
earned a Master of Arts degree from Mount Mary University in Gerontology in
one wish was to remain at home during her final years. The entire family worked together to fulfill
her wish. Youngest daughter Julia and granddaughter Olivia moved back into the
family home which was now on Sunset Circle.
Julia was able to work from home and with the support of all the Kremer
children they were able to provide consistent daily care for Salley. Olivia kept Salley young at heart as they
shared stories from school, sports, and friends. On any given day one or another of her
children would drop by the house for laughter and food. Her 11 grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren grew to love and respect their grandmother for the welcoming home
VISITATION: The family will receive relatives and friends
at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way from 9:00 to 10:45 AM on
Saturday, October 19, 2019.
SERVICE: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will
follow the visitation at 11:00 AM. Private
burial will take place at a later date.
Kremer family is grateful to Dr. Michael Sergi and the Hospice Hope Staff for
the loving care offered to Salley.
lieu of flowers please send your donations to the College of St. Scholastica.
condolences may be expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com