Donald G. "Don" Kremer
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: 5:35 p.m., at his home in rural Monticello, Indiana
 
 
Age: 89
Date of Birth: Tuesday, July 05, 1932
Birth place: Chalmers, Indiana
Branch: Army
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: John E. Kremer  
Mother: Pauline V. ( Riecke ) Kremer  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Don had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area most all of his life.
Funeral Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Funeral Location: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021, Celebration of Life Funeral Mass will be at the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 543 S. Main Street, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Clergy: Father Chris Miller of the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, at the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral of Monticello, Indiana, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 543 S. Main Street, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Biographical Information: Don lived in White County all his life. He is a 1950 graduate of Monticello High School where he was active in football and basketball. In his youth he was active in 4-H showing swine and cattle. He served as President of the White County 4-H Junior Leaders. Don was a life-long farmer raising crops and purebred Duroc and Yorkshire hogs. Don started selling Duroc hogs when he was 16 years old. He was one of the youngest Duroc breeders in the nation to have a production sale. In the 60’s and 70’. Don had one of the top progressive purebred swine operations in the country winning many state and national swine awards in the showring. His focus was on superior swine genetics. He sold swine breeding stock to producers in 30 states and 6 foreign countries. His values and integrity were valued by swine producers across the country. He has been an icon in the Duroc breed for 5 decades. He loved mentoring youth on their 4-H swine projects. Don also raised Angus Cattle. He passed his livestock enthusiasm and knowledge on to his children and grandchildren. His grandchildren are the 4th generation to show his swine genetics. Don was instrumental in helping build the livestock barns at the White County Fairgrounds. Attending county and state fairs was the highlight of his summers. After more than 60 years of exhibiting livestock at the Indiana State Fair, he was presented the prestigious “ Indiana State Fair Lifetime Achievement Award”. This gold pass into the Indiana State Fair provided him many years of memories. Don served his country in the US Army receiving the National Defense Service Medal. Servant leadership was very important to Don. He was a member of the Monticello Jaycees where he was awarded the Outstanding Young Man Award. Don also served on the Twin Lakes School Board. Don was a life member of Our Lady of Lakes Catholic Church where he served as an usher, Parish Council Member and a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Member. Don was known as “Commissioner Kremer” where he proudly served 16 years as a White County Commissioner. Don took on several community leadership roles including local and state President of Kiwanis and was a member of the American Legion. Don was a sports enthusiast enjoying college basketball and football games especially when Purdue was playing. His greatest joy in life was his 4 children and 6 grandchildren that he was so proud of. He treasured their many visits to spend time with him at his family farm.
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted at the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Kremer Family 4-H Scholarship Fund (Indiana 4-H Foundation). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Marriage Information: On November 23, 1957, in Kentland, Indiana, he married Patricia K. "Pat" Bower; she passed away on Friday, August 10, 2007. Then on September 26, 2009, at the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Monticello he married Jacquelyn L. "Jackie" Brown; she passed away on January 11, 2020.
Survivors include:
Twin Daughters,
Lisa (husband Brad) Hanni of Arcadia, Indiana, and
Lynn (husband Nick) Korniak of Logansport, Indiana;

Two (2) Sons,
Greg Kremer of Monticello, Indiana, and
Jeff (companion Kalea Brouyette) Kremer of Kokomo, Indiana;

Five (5) Granddaughters,
Chelsea Hanni of Arcadia, Indiana,
Kinsea Hanni of Arcadia, Indiana,
Nicole (husband Kyle) Wallace of Logansport, Indiana,
Natalie Korniak of Terre Haute, Indiana, and
Jayla Kremer of Greentown, Indiana;

One (1) Grandson,
Ty Kremer of Greentown, Indiana;

Two (2) Siblings,
James "Jim" (wife Betty) Kremer of West Lafayette, Indiana, and
Marlene Genovese of Vero Beach, Florida;

Two (2) Sisters-In-Law,
Norma Morgan of Onarga, Illinois, and
Arlene Arbuckle of Bradley, Illinois;

Two (2) Brothers-In-Law,
Butch Bower of Cresent City, Illinois, and
Mike (wife Bev) Bower of Cedar Lake, Indiana;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
John E. and Pauline V. (Riecke) Kremer;

Wives,
Patricia K. "Pat" (Bower) Kremer, and
Jacquelyn L. "Jackie" (Brown) Kremer;

One (1) Sister,
Maxine Kremer;

One (1) Brother,
Charles Kremer;

Three (3) Sisters-In-Law,
Jean Bower,
Joan (husband Bob) O’Hare, and
Marge Kremer; ;

Five (5) Brothers-In-Law,
Wolford Bower,
Kenny Bower,
Maynard Bower,
Jack Bower, and
Gerry Genovese.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.