Leona Elizabeth Kremer,
89, was born March 27, 1921 to John P. and May W. Bentz in Shaw,
OR. She lived her
early years in Sublimity and married Sylvester Jacob
"Lucky" Kremer in 1940.
Leona was a wife for 55 years, a loving mother of seven
children. She was
known as an excellent cook and a professional seamstress.
She enjoyed all kinds of hand work and made beautiful
quilts for many children and grandchildren and one each year for
her church bazaar. She
loved to paint, dance, play cards, and travel.
Leona and Lucky retired to Lyons, OR in 1985
to be close to family and friends where they grew up.
Leona is survived by
sons; Darwin and JoAnn Kremer, Steve and Anne Kremer both of Los
Molinos, CA, Douglas and Megan Kremer of Arvada, CO, Gregory and
Kate Kremer of Rochester, NY; daughters; Arlene and Jose Jimenez
of Hermiston, OR, Connie and Fred Schneider of Montrose, CO, and
Karen Smith of Salem, OR; brother
Ken Bentz of Drewsey, OR and sister, Claudia Cunningham of
Silverton, OR, by 29 grand children, and 31 great grandchildren.
Leona was preceded in death by husband of 55 years,
(Lucky), parents John and May Bentz, sisters Marie Bindel, and
Delores Cremer, brothers, Ronald Bentz and Bernard Bentz.
Vigil will be Sunday,
October 17, 2010 7:00 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel with Funeral
Mass on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. St. Boniface
Catholic Church in Sublimity, OR. Contributions
to the Fr. Taaffe Foundation
945 Columbia St. NE Salem,