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George Robert Kraemer
06/18/1935 — 09/19/2022
From Richland, WA | Born in Rice Lake, WI
Celebration of Life
George Robert Kraemer
George Robert Kraemer died peacefully September 19, 2022 at Kadlec Medical Center due to an accident.
He was born in 1935 in Rice Lake, WI, where his family owned and managed Rest Cove Resort in Cameron, WI. George joins his parents, George Kraemer and Marion Shadoski Kraemer, brothers, Jim (Doris) Kraemer, Bill (Charmaine) Kraemer and sister, Kathy Kraemer.
Soon after graduating from high school, he moved to Richland in 1955 where he had a long and rewarding career at Hanford in engineering. He retired in 1991 at the age of 56 as an engineer manager.
George’s greatest accomplishment was his family. He married Marjorie Stokes, his childhood sweetheart in May of 1955. Together they raised two children, Lauri and David.
With a perpetual smile and camera around his neck, George took thousands of photos of his travel, family, and life. He enjoyed backpacking, camping, hunting and fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Both he and Marj climbed Mt. Rainer in 1973, just one of the exciting and fulfilling events in his life. George and Marj travelled to more than 70 countries including Japan, Peru, England, China, Iceland, Ireland and twice on safari to Africa.
But no place was more comforting and rewarding to him than the cabin he and Marj purchased in 1972 in Milton Freewater, OR. There he enjoyed entertaining countless family and friends, riding his motorcycle, fishing, and picking vast amounts of blackberries to make his famous blackberry wine. Another favorite pastime was watching the Seahawks and Mariner games. After retirement, he pursued woodworking and carving, many of which won awards over the years.
George is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie, daughter Lauri (Pete) Serafin, Seattle, WA and son David (Laurie) Kraemer, of Kennewick, WA. He is also survived by grandchildren Lucas (Heather) Kraemer, Tyler Kraemer and Amelia Serafin. George leaves a great-granddaughter, Quinn, special niece and nephew Joe and Linda Orcelletto, plus many other nieces, nephews and long-time friends and family who will miss him dearly.
The Kraemer family has entrusted Einan’s at Sunset Gardens Funeral Home, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland with the arrangements. A celebration of life will be Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Please share your memories at the online guest book.
The Kraemer Family wishes to thank the staff at Kadlec Medical Center for their skill and compassion through this difficult time.
Great memories of visiting you all in Washington state. Remember having the yummy smoked fish he made. To this day smoked trout is my favorite!
Also remembering that you had one of the first microwaves and he was trying to explain to me how it worked and it went way way over my head!
Other random memories
Spending time at the cabin
Seen many of his numerous numerous pictures from trips
Noticing the same mannerisms of his brother Bill
George and Marion‘s 50th wedding anniversary in Florida
Those are just a few! Celebrate a life well lived!
Love ❤️ Sandy Kraemer
Our family remembers George with great fondness. He was one of our extended family members from our South Fork cabin community. His passing brings into focus how fragile life is and how quickly those around us can be taken away.
George and Margie were an always an example to us of how to make friendships endure over time by the thier closeness with the Romsos clan since their days in Minnesota.
We especially remember how George was always eager to share his deck and his wonderful blackberry wine. You knew you were in for enjoying thier company and having a good time.
We will miss him.
Beverly, Darwin,Cindy and Shannon
I always loved Georges smile and that he created such amazing projects. Such talent-So sad I never helped picked berries to make my favorite wine. Marjorie I’m so sad you lost your life partner. You two were an amazing pair., I always admired your relationship. You have wonderful memories of great adventures. I am so sorry the loss is so great.
So sorry for your loss. What a versatile man! As I read, listen, and remember, I pray the many memories will put smiles and laughter to your hearts. His wood skills were the first time I realized people can learn to make really neat things.
Rest In Peace Dear Friend.
You gave us so much enjoyment over many years, both at the Cabins and at Home.
Our condolences to all the family,
From The Dennis & Bev Family.
SSORRY FOR YOUR LOSE. I WORKED WITH HYM SINCE THE 60, S. HE WAS MY MENTOR AS WE MOVED UP THE MANAGEMENT CHAIN
I.m so sorry to hear of George,s passing, My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends, he will be missed!
blessings to the family,