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Obituary for Linus Kraemer

Linus Alexander Kraemer of Walkerton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Hanover & District Hospital in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Helen and father to Jane (Brian) Pritchard of Hanover, Jeff (Bonnie) of Riversdale, Michelle (Vic) Schmidt of Mildmay, Val (Jim) Eddyvean of Greenock, and Dennis (Kristine) Kraemer of Kinloss. He will be lovingly remembered by his 15 grandchildren and great grandson. Linus will be missed by his sisters Florentine Newman of Walkerton, Anita Read of Alliston, sister-in-law Eleanor Kraemer of Kinloss, and the Waechter In-laws. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linus is predeceased by his siblings Marie, Harold, Lorne, Margaret, brother-in-law Jack Read, and parents Alexander and Delema (nee Lorentz) Kraemer.

Linus took over the home farm and farmed it for approximately 50 years before passing it to his son, Jeff. Farming truly was his passion and over the years he had farrow to finish hogs, Belgium and Clydesdale horses, Hereford, and Simmental cows, but ultimately was known as a dairy farmer.
As a steward of the land, Linus enjoyed crop production and the farm machinery that comes with it. Attending farm shows, browsing equipment dealerships, and reading farm newspapers were some of his favourite pastimes. In retirement he continued his connection with the land by helping on the home farm and trucking for Ikendale Farms. Family time was made on the farm, for any and all, by hosting many gatherings. Whether the gathering be a holiday, reunion, birthday, or a day where Linus hooked up the team for a sleigh ride.

Linus and Helen recently celebrated 60 years of marriage and all the blessings that come with it. He will be sadly missed by Helen, their children, grandchildren, and great grandson.

Friends and relatives are invited for visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Cameron’s in Walkerton. To register for visitation, please use RSVP through Linus’ memorial page at Proof of Vaccination does not apply, masks are mandatory.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. To register for mass, please use RSVP through Linus’ memorial page at Proof of Vaccination does not apply, masks are mandatory.

A livestream will be made available to the public through Linus’ memorial page.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart & Stroke would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be made online at