Carolyn M. Kraemer, 85 of Wayne, formerly of Wakefield, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Wayne,
Services will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor William Bertrand will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Monday, May 2 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the church. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday evening. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid and FRHS Hospice.
Carolyn M. Kraemer was born Aug. 15, 1930 in Allen, the daughter of Rodney and Elsie (Emry) Synder. She was baptized on April 5, 1931 at the Methodist Church in Allen. Carolyn attended Allen High School, graduating in 1948. After graduation, she attended teacher’s school and taught at Harmony Hill and Breezy Hill rural schools. On Feb. 12, 1951 she was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Concord. On Sept. 18, 1950 Carolyn married Karl Walden Kraemer at the Methodist Church in Allen. Before retiring, Carolyn worked at the Wakefield Public Schools for 24 years, working as a Library Aid.
Carolyn was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, serving on the Ladies Aid and teaching Sunday School. She was also a longtime member of the Wakefield American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed making homemade cards, playing cards and putting puzzles together. Most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her family.
Survivors include her sons: Marlin (Cindy) Kraemer of Allen, and Steve (Joni) Kraemer of LaVista; daughters: Marilyn (Jay) Stokke of Lincoln, Kris (Tom) Claussen of Lincoln, Barb (Tim) Kortje of Norfolk and Jackie (Kurt) Dolph of Charleston, W.V.; 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law Margaret Snyder of Caldwell, Idaho and Pearl Snyder of South Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, K. Walden Kraemer, on June 17, 2010 and her brothers Vernon and William Snyder.
Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.