Gertrude “Gertie” Cresentia Cremers, 92, of St. Anthony, died peacefully at her home Dec. 1, 2013. Her funeral was held Dec. 5 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Anthony. The Rev. Michael Naughton officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.
Cremers was born Oct. 6, 1921 in Pittsville, Wis. to Joseph and Anna (Kirsch) Poxleitner. She married Alex Cremers on June 21, 1943 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. The couple took over the Cremers family farm north of Albany in St. Anthony where she worked as a homemaker and mother raising her four children. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, which was shown through her involvement in the choir and Catholic Aid groups throughout the years. Cremers had many activities that gave her joy in life including gardening, bowling, baking, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She also had a great love of driving. She put her love of driving her car to good use by visiting the sick and elderly, delivering meals on wheels, delivering parts or supplies to those on the farm and just being an all-around taxi to those who needed assistance. Any time she got to spend in her car, even if it was just for a relaxing Sunday drive enjoying the countryside, was time well spent. To those who knew her best, Cremers will always be remembered for being a patient, caring and loving woman. In life, she was a peacemaker. What Cremers loved most in her life was time she got to spend with her family and grandchildren whom she loved so much.
Survivors include her children Jim (Joan) Cremers, St. Anthony; Bob (Ann) Cremers, St. Anthony; Mary Kay (Mark) Hoeschen, St. Joseph; Joyce (Fritz) Hoeschen, Freeport; and her 13 grandchildren and 23 (soon to be 24) great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alex Cremers, who passed in 2006; her grandson Chad Cremers; and her siblings Ray Poxleitner, Ceil Schwinghammer, John Poxleitner, Theresa Forster, Joe Poxleitner, Mary Schiffler, Benno Poxleitner and Rita Groetsch.
Arrangements were made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
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