Jack L. Kraemer

Born: Sun., Sep. 4, 1932
Died: Mon., Jan. 3, 2011

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Mr. Jack L. Kraemer, age 78, of 607 North High Street, Hutsonville, Illinois, died at his apartment at 101 South Pleasant Street, Hutsonville, Illinois of Pancreatic Cancer. He was born in Clark County, Illinois on September 4, 1932 the son of Ralph and Mary (Kennedy) Kraemer. On October 5, 1957, he married Barbara J. (Loy) and she preceded him in death on March 1, 2004. Jack was an Iron Worker with Local #439, Terre Haute, Indiana, retiring in 1992. Jack enjoyed 18 years of Sprint Car Racing throughout the United States. Jack's motto when asked if he needed anything was "Just a little time and a few kind words." He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict; was a member of Pittman Loughery American Legion Post #742, Hutsonville, Illinois; AF & AM #313, West Union Masonic Lodge and a VFW Member, Robinson, Illinois.

Jack is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael L. and Julie Kraemer, Hutsonville, Illinois, Patrick A. Kraemer, Hutsonville, Illinois; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Ann and Richard Mullins, Hutsonville, Illinois, Kathryn J. and Brett Reeter, Granby, Colorado; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom Kraemer, Hutsonville, Illinois, Ralph and Denise Kraemer, Plainfield, Indiana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Robert Huston, Orange, California, Larry Anderson, West Union, Illinois; fourteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; sister, Jeanette Anderson in 1986; sister-in-law, Kay Kraemer in 2010.

There will be direct cremation with no visitation or funeral service planned at this time. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hutsonville Alumni Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jack Kraemer c/o Lucille Thompson, 710 West Clover Street, Hutsonville, Illinois 62433.

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Dave Foist

The racing community has lost a great friend, RIP Jack. My condolences to the family.



Peace forever to you Jack. Never an occasion when I saw you at the track that wasn't cause for a smile. To Jack's family, know that he will be sincerely missed.


Troy & Debbie Matheny

Jack you will be forever in our hearts & forever in our payers. Sprint week will never be the same without you. Just wish we had one more time to sit on the porch and have one more beer with you.
Your friend Troy & Debbie Matheny


Lee Ann & Pat Normoyle

Many years ago we met Jack at Manzanita. He and Toots adopted us, and we were blessed to enjoy their company at many race tracks since. It just won't be the same without him.
Our sincere condolences to the Kraemer family, and Toots. We are sad to have lost our friend.


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Bill Lewis

I have known Jack all my life and you won't find a better man than he was. We will all miss him.


Bob, Monica and Jade Clauson

We will miss you, Jack. You were a great friend in our racing family. Thank you for the memories.


Ronald Miller

I enjoyed my friendship with Jack over the past several years and I always looked forward to every race at Terre Haute because I knew I would get to visit with Jack and his circle of friends under the shade trees behind the grandstand. Jack was a lot of fun to be around; his racing knowledge was so vast and he always was willing to share whatever food he happened to have on that particular day. He introduced me to many people that became lasting friends. Jack was a rare individual and I will never forget him.


Joe Bochenek

Jack was a great friend and person Will miss him at Chili Bowl.R.I.P.Jack


Brent and Asha Goodnight

Our sympathy to Jack's family. He was part of our racing family, and we will very much miss him.





Roy Lauck

jI met Jack many years ago at a Copper World Classic. Whenever our paths crossed at an open wheel event, he always had something nice to say about everything. We will miss him at the Chili
Roy Lauck
Yankton South Dakota


Bob Nikkel

Belleville will never be the same without you, Jack. Rest in peace, my friend.


ben andres

rip jack. going to miss you at the races


Don & Denise Bartlett

Going to the races will not be the same without Jack.


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