Donald W. Kraemer

Donald W. Kraemer

November 12, 1939
August 20, 2023

Donald W. Kraemer, 83, Pulaski, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, August 20, 2023, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born November 12, 1939, the second oldest of five children to Edmund and Florelda Kraemer.

On August 6, 1960, he married the love of his life, Karen Radtke, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. The couple recently celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Don loved to hunt, trap, and fish. He took several trips west to hunt, and also loved to hunt with his beagles. Don and Karen loved to camp and did so for over 30 years, their favorite place being the Eagle River area. They also took many motorcycle trips, touring the Untied States. They attended many baseball games in Milwaukee, cheering on their favorite team, The Brewers. Don was a member of the Pioneer Tractor Club and owned several tractors. He could spend hours tinkering on a tractor.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his son, Kevin (Lynda) Kraemer; three granddaughters: Angela (Bob) Hanson, Korri (Cory) Kersten, and Kayla (Ryan) Beardsley; seven great-grandchildren: Axl and Emma Hanson, Noah, Liam, and Zoe Kersten, and twins Ricky and Charlie Beardsley; and two step great-grandchildren: Marleigh and Iris Beardsley. He is further survived by one brother, Mike (Pat) Kraemer; two sisters: Karen (Lee) Ebert and Lois Kraemer; two sisters-in-law: Karen Kraemer and Patti (Frank) Thyes.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Florelda; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Clifford and Maybell Radtke; his brother, Edmund and his sister-in-law, LoAnn Rusch.

Private funeral services were held with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano.
The family wishes to thank St. Vincent Hospital for the excellent care they gave to Don.

Online condolences may be offered to Don’s family at or on the funeral home Facebook page.