VERSAILLES - David R. "Red" Kremer, age 64, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Nov. 6, 2012, at his residence.
Red was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio, to Betty L. (Cramer) Kremer of Versailles and the late Lewis A. Kremer.
Red is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ruth (Ahrens) Kremer, whom he married May 30, 1968; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jodi Kremer of Versailles, Ohio, and Dr. Jon and Vicky Kremer of Versailles, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Christina "Tina" (Kremer) and Donnie Goodson of Albany, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer, Josh, Cole, Will, Hope, Faith, Ethan, Adam and Paige; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony L. and Mary Ellen Kremer of Celina, Ohio, Ron and Sheree Kremer of Versailles, Ohio, Dan and Jackie Kremer of Versailles, Ohio, and Ken and Julia Kremer of Versailles, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diana and Dale George of Versailles, Ohio, Jo and Chuck Langenkamp of Greenville, Ohio, and Jill and Clarence "Butch" Simons of Greenville, Ohio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Barb Ahrens of Versailles, Ohio, Marlene and Gale Ambos of Botkins, Ohio, Denny and Marty Ahrens of Sidney, Ohio, Betty and Mike Jones of Sidney, Ohio, Shirley and Bob Magoteaux of Versailles, Ohio, Gerri and Jeff Bunnell of Minster, Ohio, and John and Peggy Ahrens of Sidney, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Red served six years in the Ohio National Guard. Red was the former owner of Kremer Roofing Inc., in Versailles for 35 years. Red worked for 12 years at Delco Moraine in Dayton, while starting his roofing business.
Red was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Versailles Knights of Columbus; Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles; Versailles Lions Club and Greenville Elks. Red loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He was an avid hunter, horseman and raised world champion beagles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Military Services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard immediately following Mass at church.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 to 10at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.