Dorothy M. Kremer, age 89 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Donner, David Schumacher, Nicholas Lammers, Everett Arens, Harrison Arens and Sawyer Arens. Honorary pallbearers will be Dorothy's Great Grandchildren and all her Day Care Children.
Dorothy Marie Kremer was born September 13, 1925 in Hartington, NE to Adam and Mary (Schmidt) Burbach. She grew up west of Hartington and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington. She married Joseph Frank Kremer on April 29, 1947 in Hartington. After their marriage they farmed in the Hartington area until moving to a farm west of Crofton in 1964. They moved into Crofton in 1970. Dorothy had a Day Care in her home for 30 years. Her husband Joe died on December 24, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Dorothy moved to Hartington in December of 2007 and had been a resident of the Golden Living Nursing Center since the fall of 2008.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima and the Ladies Guild, Christian Mothers, and was very active in the Crofton American Legion Auxiliary Post 128. Dorothy also belonged to a card club.
Dorothy is survived by her six children and their spouses, Patricia and Marlin Van Slyke of Randolph, Phyllis Lammers of Hartington, Vickie Donner of Hartington, Marilyn and Dennis Schumacher of Hartington, Jolene and Chuck Arens of Hartington, Timothy and Rene Kremer of Elkhorn; 24 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one brother Bernard and Helen Burbach of Neligh; sister-in-law Hilaria "Dickie" Burbach of Hartington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, grandson Anthony Van Slyke; granddaughter Penny Van Slyke; sister Theresa Pinkelman; five brothers Alphonse, Harold, Jerome, Ray, and Marlen Burbach; son-in-law Norm Lammers.
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OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS.
CHET RISSLER FAMILY-DONNA, BOB, PERRY, NORMAN, RANDY RISSLER
BOB & MARCIA RISSLER
Sympathies and prayers for your family.
Dorothy watched my daughter many years ago. She always called her "Dort" and loved her like a grandma. And she was a grandma to so many kids in her years of babysitting. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Brent, Cindy, Alyssa and Destiny Fox
Dear family of Dort,
We went to school with Tim in Crofton. Steve remembers all the good meals he had at your house with Dort and Joe and Tim (Savage)!
Pam and Steve Hegge
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