John Franklin "Woody" Kralemann, Jr. died April 11 at Bartlett Regional Hospital after suffering a series of strokes. Woody was born in Pensacola, FL on August 31, 1950 to John Sr. and Frances M. Kralemann. Because his father was in the US Navy, Woody moved with his family in his younger years among several states and finally to Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands) for 18 months before the family settled in Imperial Beach, CA. In 1968, Woody graduated from Mar Vista High School in San Diego County. After graduation, Woody held several jobs including roofer and truck driver, before finding his niche in the trades as a cement mason. Woody worked a few summers on the Alaska Pipeline before deciding to make Juneau his home in the late 1970's. Woody enjoyed most sports, and liked riding motorcycles. Friends remember him for his humor and the mischievous twinkle in his eyes.
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Woody is survived by his father; his brother David and wife Christine all of Grovetown, GA; daughter Jennifer Ann Urquidi and three grandsons of (Raleigh, NC). He also leaves his former wife, Michele Kralemann, his stepdaughter Aicha Allen and her children Sarai, Natasha and Paige, all of Juneau.
Friends are invited to a Celebration of Woody's Life on May 11 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Juneau Moose Lodge. The family also plans a memorial celebration in conjunction with the 90th birthday celebration for John Sr. in December. The Kralemann family expresses their sincere appreciation to all who have offered their condolences. Those wishing to contact the family may mail them at 736 Herrington Drive, Grovetown, GA 30813.
Published in The Juneau Empire on May 7, 2013