Feb. 11, 2019 – Sussex, WI – Mary Kraemer (nee Matuschka), 83, of Sussex, Wisconsin passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Hartland Place in Hartland, surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born on April 30, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI to Alice M. (nee Deppiess) and Willard “Bill” A. Matuschka. She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Kraemer on May 12, 1956 at St. John DeNepomuc Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Mary was a long time member of St. James Parish in Menomonee Falls. She enjoyed playing cards (especially Sheepshead) and going to the casino. Mary also enjoyed volunteering at St. James in their seniors group, the Sussex Senior Center, and at the Waukesha County ADRC.
Mary is survived by her loving children, Mike (Ann) Kraemer and Sue Solberg; 4 cherished grandsons, David (Adam) and Nick (Megan) Kraemer and Eric (Carly) and Ryan (Lexie) Solberg; 3 cherished great-grandchildren, Hailey, Zac, and Phoenix; dear sisters-in-law, Erna Kraemer and Kathryn Kleist. She is further survived by many loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas J. of 51 years; parents, Willard and Alice Matuschka; parents-in-law, Thomas P. and Irene (nee Petech) Kraemer; brother, Robert A. (Beverly A.) Matuschka; son-in-law, Alan Solberg; and brothers-in-law, Richard Kraemer and James Kleist.
Funeral Services honoring Mary’s life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:30a.m. at St. James Catholic Church (W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.) Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00a.m.-10:15 a.m. Private entombment in St. Mary Cemetery, Menomonee Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Village of Sussex for Senior Activities (C/O Sussex Civic Center, N64 W23760 Main Street Sussex, WI 53089) and are greatly appreciated.