In celebration of a life well lived. Eleanor Elizabeth Biever Kraemer (Bea), went home to Jesus on April 12, 2014. Bea was born May 15, 1917, to Frank Biever and Josephine Styczynski. She married Sylvester Kraemer on October 26, 1941, at St. Genevieve’s Church in Lake Benton, Minn., and they raised seven children together and were active in community and church during their 63 years of marriage. Sylvester (Sandy) passed away in October, 2004.
Bea is survived by six children, Elizabeth Knuesel (Jerome), of Winona, Minn., Thomas Kraemer (Lana), of Stillwater, Minn., Mary Vanderwert, of St. Paul, Minn., Jodi Kraemer (Frank),Debra Griffith (Mike), Madison, Wis., Pamela Wicks (Doug), Anchorage, Alaska, and Peter Kraemer (Susan), Maplewood, Minn., their 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Those ready to embrace her again are her husband, Sylvester, son, Frank, daughter-in-law, Christine, and nine brothers and sisters. Bea will be missed by her many friends in Madison, Nassau, Lake Amelia, Winona and family across the country. May she rest in peace knowing that her legacy is strong!
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 p.m. with visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare. The Reverend Monsignor Roy Literski will be officiating. Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Madison Cemetery in Madison, Minn. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Minnesota Society for the Blind.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis.