Anita Cremer

Spencer

Anita Lorraine Sundstrom Cremer, 94, of Spencer, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2018.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at St Martin’s Catholic Church in Emery.

Anita and her twin, Adney, were born July 23, 1923 on the family farm in Artesian. Her parents were Otto and Helen Sundstrom, who were Swedish immigrants. Anita graduated from Artesian High School and then attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.

She taught at a country school near Fedora and then moved to Spencer to teach. Anita married Leonard Cremer on September 26, 1949. She and her husband ran the Cremer’s Jack and Jill Store, built their house and raised eight children. Anita was a member of the Spencer School PTA, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Hanson/McCook County Bookmobile Board, St. Mary’s Ladies Altar Society and St. Mary’s Choir.

Anita is survived by her eight children, JoAnn (Bryan) Schierholz, Jim (Susan) Cremer, Mary (Barry) Bruns, Roger (Joan) Cremer, Karen (Jerry) Hofer, John (Maria) Cremer, David (Jill) Cremer, and Paul Cremer (Toni Richardson); 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; her siblings and their spouses, Signe (Elis) Bachman, Anna Marie, Elsie, Lawrence (Gayle), Ernest (Iris), Olga (Albert) Peterson, Lennart (Louise), Erma (Bud) May, Natalie (Charles) Fridley, Adney (Elsie), and Daine; and one son-in-law, Jerry Hofer.

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