Dennis “Butch” Kremer, 69, of Watkins, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom.
Dennis J. Kremer was born on July 10, 1948 to Peter and Marcella Bergfeld Kremer in Oelwein. He was raised on a farm near Lamont and graduated from Starmont High School in 1966. After high school he honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Butch was united in marriage to Kathy Hamilton on August 26, 2002 in Cedar Rapids. He was co-owner and operator of Action Services. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating and traveling. Butch especially enjoyed playing games on his computer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; children, JJ (Toni) Kremer of Hiawatha; KK (Scott) Jones of Mason City; BB (Barry Funke) Fletcher of Manchester; Kim (Chris) Reed of Marion and Kelly (Jason) Jeffrey of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Nathan and Hannah Kremer; Quentin and Karynna Jones; Bentley Fletcher and Macie Funke; Zaden and Madison Reed; Kylie, Sam (fiancé, Angel Newlon) and Jacob Jeffrey; great grandchildren, Xander and Mason; and 9 siblings; Gerald, Verna Mae, Dorrence, Darlene, Ann, Patricia, Mary, Sam and Charlene .
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Nate Justice; 2 brothers Lorus and Merlin; and his beloved dog, Andy, who was always by his side.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society.