Dean S. Kraemer
Dean Sylvester Kraemer, age 59, passed away at home on Tues. Mar. 7, 2017 after a valiant battle with heart disease.
He was born in Reedsburg on Nov. 8, 1957 to the late Leon and Dorothy (Moore) Kraemer. Dean graduated from River Valley High School; class of 1975. Following High School, Dean Attended U.W. Madison Agriculture Short Course.
Dean was united in marriage to Janet M. Wilkinson on Oct. 28, 1978. Dean worked for Bindl Sales and Service until 1981 when he began farming for LaVern Harms. He and Janet then moved to Prairie du Sac in 1983 where he started his career with Fuchs Trucking. In 1991 he and Jan purchased the roller skating rink in Prairie du Sac and started Jan and Dean’s Rolling Wheels. While running the rink, Dean worked for Richard Construction. When they sold the skating rink in 2005, Dean followed his passion for agriculture and farming by working at the Dairy Forage Research Farm, until he retired in 2014. As a part time hobby he drove truck for Golden Grain farms.
Dean enjoyed NASCAR, traveling, camping, cuss marbles and sheepshead, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family, grandkids and friends. He was proud to be a Firefighter of over 35 years, serving with both Loganville and Prairie du Sac Fire Departments. He was past president of ARROW, Associated Roller Rinks of WI; and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Dean was especially proud of his 4 children and their accomplishments. His never ending love for his 4 sweet grand-daughters will live on forever.
Dean is survived by his wife Janet; children, Tiffany Kraemer, Kelli (Mike) Jacobs, Heather (Jason) Richter, Erik (Rachel) Kraemer, and a special foreign exchange student, Alba Trulls-Mendez; 4 grand-daughters, Kylee and Morgan Richter, and Jocelyn and Evelyn Kraemer; 4 grand dogs, Samson, Chewie, Zues, and Prince; 5 siblings, Alice (Bill) Brickl, Butch (Mary Ann) Kraemer, Linda (Rod) Eberle, Reg Kraemer, and Juanita (Jack) Retrum; further survived by many relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Don and Vila Wilkinson, and grand dog, Kahne.
Dean’s family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to the St. Mary’s Cardiac ICU Staff, Maplewood Staff, Dr. Barclay Shultz, Dr. John Phelan, Dr. Kartik Reddy, Deb Krueger and Kathy Holum.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Mon. Mar.13, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 100 Oak St., Prairie du Sac. A visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Sun. Mar. 12, 2017 at the church, and one hour prior the morning of service. A luncheon will follow at the Prairie du Sac Fire Department.
A memorial will be established.
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