VERSAILLES - David R. "Red" Kremer, 64, of Versailles, passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his residence.
Red was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Dayton, the son of 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, and Dr. Jon and Vicky Kremer, of Versailles; daughter and son-in-law Dr. Christina "Tina" (Kremer) and Donnie Goodson, of Albany; and grandchildren Jennifer, Josh, Cole, Will, Hope, Faith, Ethan, Adam and Paige.
Other survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law Tony L. and Mary Ellen Kremer, of Celina, Ron and Sheree Kremer, of Versailles, Dan and Jackie Kremer, of Versailles, and Ken and Julia Kremer, of Versailles; sisters and brothers-in-law Diana and Dale George, of Versailles, Jo and Chuck Langenkamp, of Greenville and Jill and Clarence "Butch" Simmons, of Greenville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill and Barb Ahrens, of Versailles, Marlene and Gale Ambos, of Botkins, Denny and Marty Ahrens, of Sidney, Betty and Mike Jones, of Sidney, Shirley and Bob Magoteaux, of Versailles, Gerri and Jeff Bunnell, of Minster, and John and Peggy Ahrens, of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Red served six years in the Ohio National Guard. He 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. He 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.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles by the Rev. David Vincent. Military services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard immediately following the Mass at church.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at 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 at www.zecharbailey.com