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James B. Kraemer

March 11, 1954 — September 22, 2023

James (Jim) B. Kraemer, 69, of Oshkosh, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2023 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.


Jim was born on March 11,1954 to Virgil and June Kraemer in West Bend, Wisconsin. After Jim graduated from Ozaukee High School in 1972, he went on to earn his technical degree from Gateway Technical College which helped propel his 46 year career in aviation maintenance.


He met the love of his life, Debra A Parman, in 1977 through good friends. Jim and Debbie went on to have two fabulous children, Katie (Ben) Schlueter of Dousman & Rob (Andrea) Kraemer of Oshkosh. Jim was also the very proud grandfather of six beautiful grandchildren: Owen (15), Sam (13), Tenley (11), Easton (9), Emersyn (7), & Oaklyn (4).


Jim worked as an aircraft mechanic at Basler Flight Service from 1974-1988, MaxAir from 1988 - 2010, and PACC Air from 2010 - 2020. In March 2020, Jim retired from PACC Air, and spent his precious few retirement years traveling with his family and friends, riding his E-bike, camping, and catching up on Star Trek episodes. Early on, Jim enjoyed playing on local softball and dartball teams in the area. Later in life he logged countless hours as the number one fan of his grandchildren watching them golf, dance, wrestle, play baseball, soccer, and football.


Jim loved to help people and fix things. He was always there to help troubleshoot a computer glitch, car malfunction, or general repair issue. He took pride in knowing that if it was broken, he could figure out a way to fix it. He was devastated that the professionals just couldn’t figure out a way to fix him before the cancer took over. Our hearts are broken forever, and we will be lost without our “fixer”.


Jim was preceded in death by his father Virgil. He is survived by his mother June, brother Dick (Jenny), as well as many family members and friends whom he loved so much.


Services will be held at Emmanuel UCC in Oshkosh on Thursday, September 28, 2023. A visitation will be held from 9 am -11 am, with a memorial service following at 11:15 am. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested donations be made to The Melanoma Research Alliance or Kathy’s House. Kathy’s House is a guest house in Wauwatosa that serves guests who are receiving care at all area hospitals. Jim & Debbie were welcomed at this amazing place with open arms during the course of his treatment.


The family would like to give a very special thank you to Dr. Amy Harker-Murray and her team at The Froedtert Hope Clinic and the nursing staff at Aurora Hospital in Oshkosh.


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Visitation

Thursday, September 28, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Emmanuel United Church of Christ

1306 Michigan Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902

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Service

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

Emmanuel United Church of Christ

1306 Michigan Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902

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