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James Kraemer

January 14, 1947 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 75)

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   James “Jim” Kraemer, 75 passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND surrounded by family.

   Jim was born to Raymond and Ethel Kraemer on January 14th, 1947. He was raised in Parker’s Prairie, MN along with his sister Pat. He graduated from high school in 1965.  He was drafted into the military and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. After completing his service, Jim attended Bemidji State where he was on the baseball team. He then transferred to MSUM where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Distributive Education. After college, Jim began his career with Sears in the appliances department, later moving into the hearing aid department. He eventually left to start his own business, Kraemer Hearing Services, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2013.

   Jim met his wife Lois (Bergford) in 1973 and they were married in August of 1974. Together they welcomed Tammy into their lives in November of 1979. A couple of years later, in December of 1981, they added a son Brian to the growing family. Jim and Lois made their home in West Fargo.

   Jim had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, flying model airplanes, going to garage sales, and many others. He was always tinkering with electronics and computers. Jim loved spending time at the lake. He enjoyed taking Tammy, along with the rest of the family, on pontoon rides in the summer and pulling them on the sled behind his car in the winter. Jim loved his grandkids and enjoyed spending every moment he could with them. Ella and Eli will greatly miss their “Papa” and the great times they got to spend with him. Jim had a humorous personality and loved to tell stories. He made friends wherever he went, and he will be significantly missed by all who knew him.

   He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years Lois, daughter Tammy Kraemer, son Brian (Katti) Kraemer, grandchildren Ella and Eli, sister Pat Jones, sisters-in-law Mary (Jim) Stone, Jane (Jim) Stewert, Susie Bergford and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law Bob Jones and David Bergford.

 

Visitation:  Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Prayer Service: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

 

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Visitation
Tuesday
August 9, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Prayer Service
Tuesday
August 9, 2022

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

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