Joseph Kremer

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JESUP – Joseph M. Kremer, of Jesup, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care Unit in Independence, Iowa at the age of 88 years, following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Ellen Kremer of Jesup; four daughters: Mary Ann Myers of Springfield, Ill., Nancy (Dale) Kies of Jesup, Barbara (Steve) Cox of Tucson, Ariz., Katherine (Brian) Rohrig of Orient; one son, Leo (Deb) Kremer of Jesup; 13 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Kevin) Cooney, Barbara Myers, Jonathan Myers, Aaron (Pam) Kies, Amy (Jason) Bautista, Valerie (Kathy Voss) Kies, Mark Kies, Joseph Cox, Cynthia (Ariel) Aloe, Emily Kremer, Robert Kremer, Jessica Rohrig, Matt Rohrig; six great-grandchildren, Autumn, Hunter and Trinity Kies, Zian, Zachary and Zavier Bautista; three brothers: Alfred (Helen) Kremer, Amarillo, Texas, Matt (Joyce) Kremer of Garrison and Robert (Ruth) Kremer of Corona, Calif; four sisters, Margaret Kraus and Rita Kies of Jesup, Theresa Serafini of Lincoln, Calif., Lucille (Jack) Toal, Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother-in-law, Paul Buhrow of Jesup; one sister-in-law, Patricia Necker of Fairbank. He was preceded in death by three sons, Carl in 1979, and infants Richard (1958) and Clarence (1960), one great granddaughter, Arianna Bautista, also, four sisters, Marie Soteros, Agnes Meisch Helmers, Matilda Temeyer and Rose Buhrow.
Joseph Matthew Kremer was born August 19, 1921 at rural Jesup, the son of Matt and Matilda (Lardy) Kremer. He married Ellen Janice Harn, June 11, 1947 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Independence.
He graduated from Jesup Community School in 1939, served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in December 1946; was a lifelong farmer retiring in 1986;
Memorials will be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Buchanan County Chapter, Independence; online condolences may be sent at
Funeral Services were Saturday at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with burial in the parish cemetery. Special services held Friday at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, included a Knights of Columbus Rosary. and Vigil Service. White Funeral Home, Jesup, was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 5 to July 8, 2010