KRAEMER, Ruth Went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the age of 87. Ruth was born on August 25, 1923 in Lechfeld, Germany to Eduard and Ida (Sievert) Bohnau. Upon receiving Christ as her Saviour, she was baptized on Easter in 1936 by Reverend E. Fiedler. She immigrated to Canada in 1954, arriving in Medicine Hat, Alberta on January 6, 1954, finding employment at the Baptist Haven of Rest. In the fall of 1955, she moved to Calgary, where she became a member of the Bridgeland Baptist Church and later Temple Baptist Church. On November 14, 1959 she was united in marriage to Herman Kraemer. This marriage was blessed with a son, Harold. She always enjoyed singing in the choir. She was involved in the Women’s Ministry, especially the White Cross. She is survived by her son Harold, step-daughters Elsie Hait and Irene Hait; grandchildren Judy (Harold) Braun, Ron (Theresa) Hait, Harvey Hait, Brian (Michelle) Hait, Doug (Nona) Hait, Tim (Lisa) Hait; ten great grandchildren and two great, great granddaughters. Also survived by a sister Tabea Patzer of Germany and brother Robert (Renate) Bohnau of Germany. Predeceased by her husband Herman in 1989, her parents and one brother. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to take place in the Westbank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Chain of Love Homes”, c/o the North American Baptist Conference, PO Box 57235, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, M5W 5M5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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