Andrew Kremer Dec. 27, 1949 – June 6, 2018

Andrew Kremer

Andrew Kremer, age 68, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 following a brief battle with cancer, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 Monday morning, June 18, 2018 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where friends may register after 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors by the United States Marine Corps Honors Team. Fr. Paul Baldwin will officiate the services.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Joanne, two children, Jesse (Becky) Kremer and Stacy (Tony) White, five grandchildren, Taylor, McKenna, Alex and Olivia Kremer and Joshua White, as well as a great-grandson Sawyer Schlotterbeck.  Also surviving are four brothers, Edwynn Kremer, Steve (Mary) Kremer, Robbie Kremer all of Monticello, Dave Kremer, Onslow, his mother-in-law, Dorothy Aschtgen, brother and sisters in-law, Paul Aschtgen, Cindy (Steve) Stoll, all of Cascade, Herb (Jane) Aschtgen, Springfield, Nebr. as well as many nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, Elmer.

Andrew James Kremer was born, December 27, 1949 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Nicholas and Iona Harms, Kremer. He received his early education in the Temple Hill and Aquin Schools and graduated from the Sacred Heart High School, Monticello in 1968. Andy served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.   Andy married Joanne Aschtgen at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Cascade on July 8, 1972. Andy worked at the Monticello Feed Mill, John Kremer Construction in Cascade, John Deere and McNamer Construction, both in Dubuque.   He retired from Pearson Wall Systems, Cedar Rapids in 2014.  He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 308. 

Andy enjoyed woodworking and could build anything.  He enjoyed doing projects for family and friends.  Andy was an avid fisherman, a die-hard Rams fan and enjoyed target shooting.   He was a member of the Monticello Conservation Club and the Cascade Sportsman Club.  

He was a man of few words.  He was humble, kind and loved.  He gave so much without asking for anything.  We loved him and he was a husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.

Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at Andy said no suits or ties for the service, casual dress. 



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