Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby, for Philip Kremer, 75, of Rugby, who died Wednesday, June 29 at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Philip was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Drake, a son of Stephan and Elizabeth (Wentz) Kremer. He was raised in the rural farm home of his parents and received his education in a country school near his home. Following school, he worked on the family farm. He married Helen Duchscher on Oct. 13, 1958, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby. Following their marriage, he farmed for number of years until the family moved to Minot, where he worked at Robertson Lumber, Minot Air Force Base, Dakota Farmers Insurance, and several other insurance companies. He retired in 1986.
He was a former member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot, and a current member of Little Flower Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, Rugby; three sons, Mark, Minot, Steve, Ardrossan, AB, and Curt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jill Lenertz, West St. Paul, Minn., and Anne Degenstein, Salem, S.D.; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Christine Volk; and six brothers, Tony, Jack, Joe, Pete, Fred, and George.
Fr. John Ejike officiated. Music was provided by Robert Graber, vocal leader/cantor, and Glenda Mack, organist.
Casketbearers were Chad Duchscher, Edward Kremer, Ronald Kremer, Rob Halvorson, Larry Halvorson, and David Bickler.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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