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Elva Ann Kraemer, 91, of Glencoe

Elva Kraemer
Elva Ann (Witthus) Kraemer, 91, of Glencoe, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, July 1, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Glencoe.
Elva Ann (Witthus) Kraemer was born April 3, 1924, in Glencoe, the daughter of Arthur and Lydia (VonBerge) Witthus. She was baptized as an infant on May 4, 1924, by the Rev. Dyesterheft at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 21, 1937, by the Rev. Alf. Streufert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education in Glencoe and graduated from Glencoe High School.
On April 22, 1945, she was united in marriage to Charles “Chuck” Kraemer by the Rev. Alf. Streufert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. They made their home in rural Glencoe, and their marriage was blessed with four children, Ron, Judy, Tom and Jim. They shared over 62 years of marriage before Mr. Kraemer’s death on March 16, 2008.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Kraemer worked alongside her husband on the farm and later enjoyed working in retail stores in the area. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe and belonged to the local Home Extension group.
Her talents included sewing, crafts, baking and making wedding flowers. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Judy Pioske of Waconia, Tom (Sandy) Kraemer of Dassel and Jim (Ginger) Kraemer of Glencoe; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Loretta Templin of Hutchinson and Eldora Damlow of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lydia Witthus; husband, Charles Kraemer; son, Ron Kraemer; brother, Elroy Witthus; sister, Delores Unglaub; and son-in-law, Paul Pioske.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.