A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Crescentia T. “Tuddie” Kraemer, 97, of Paynesville. The Rev. Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum.

Tuddie passed away peacefully Nov. 18, 2022, at the CentraCare-Paynesville/Koronis Manor.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 23, at the church.

Tuddie was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Roscoe to the late Harry and Anna (Solheid) Lenzmeier. She was united in marriage to Dennis Kraemer Sept. 6, 1948, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Lake Henry. They farmed near Lake Henry, and Tuddie was a loving and devoted wife and mother of five. After retiring, she moved to Paynesville and cleaned cabins for Bug-Bee Resort for many years. Tuddie was a member of St. Louis Parish, Catholic United Financial and Christian Women and St. Margaret’s Rosary Society in Lake Henry.

Tuddie enjoyed quilting, embroidering, gardening, playing cards, trips to Branson, Missouri, and the highlight of her day was going for coffee. She treasured being with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tuddie will be remembered for her excellent cooking and amazing pies.

Tuddie is survived by her children, Charlene (Rich) VanDrehle of Melrose, Connie (Duane) Olmscheid of Paynesville, Cyndi (Jerry) Humbert of Paynesville and Dean (Ruth) Kraemer of Paynesville; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jane Lenzmeier; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Dennis, in 2020; infant son Jeffrey; brothers Earl and Virgil Lenzmeier; and sisters Lorraine Becker, Luella Hess, Mary Ann Raiche and Dorothy Ulrich.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff of CentraCare-Paynesville/Koronis Manor for their exceptional care.

Arrangements are with Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

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