Long time friend and neighbor, “Dutch”, will be remembered by Shirley and I for his friendliness, jovial wit, good-warmheartedness and robust love of life! He always had a smile and a welcoming word when we met out-and-about at Kelly Lake.
Whether it be at Romy’s, or back in the day at the “Roof”, pontoon “raft-ups” or miniature golf, there was nary a dull moment when Dutch was along. Our sincerest condolences for Marlene and all of Dutch’s family. (Note: I apologize for this late posting; my modem was down all week, and I just received a new one). He is a lend. Roger and Shirley Birr
Norman E. “Dutch” Krejcarek, 83, of Kelly Lake, entered into his eternal home on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. He was born on December 24, 1932 in Coleman – the 5th of 10 children to the late Walter and Julia (Durocher) Krejcarek. Norm graduated from Coleman High School with the Class of 1950 and entered the US Air Force where he became a Staff Sergeant. On July 9, 1955 he married Marlene Redman at St. John’s Catholic Church, Coleman. They moved into their new home in Oconto Falls and had three children before moving to Marinette where he became District Agent with Northwestern Mutual Life. Two more children blessed the family where they resided in Peshtigo. Dutch is survived by his wife of 61 years Marlene, five children Bill (Susan), New London; David, Milwaukee; Dana, Fond du Lac; Kathy Jo, Coleman; Michael (Tiffany), St. Louis, MO. The family also includes 16 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren with two more great-grandchildren on the way. Three sisters Fern (Don) Martens, Marilu Kust and Deanne (Ken) Brosig, one brother Melvin (Judy); two sisters-in-law Mamie Redman and Lois Graesslin and brothers-in-law Paul Yatso and Charlie Frazier. He was preceded in death by his father (1954) and mother (2006), two brothers Dan (Rosemary), Bob (Norma), sisters Audrey Yatso, Lea Rouse and Karen Frazier. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Edna and Ted Redman. A lifelong resident of Marinette and Oconto counties, Dutch enjoyed retirement at Kelly Lake where they frequently entertained friends and relatives. He loved spending time traveling, golfing, watching sports and getting into a good card game. Dutch was involved in many civic organizations and he was also a member of the Mulligan Crew. Friends and relatives may call Thursday Oct. 13th from 4-7pm at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman, Parish Wake Service 7 pm. Visitation continues Friday Oct. 14, 2016 from 9-11am at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Coleman. Mass of Christian Burial 11am at the Church with Father Nonito Barra officiating. Burial with Military Rites performed by the Coleman American Legion will be at Hickory Cemetery, Town of Maple Valley. Please visit www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.
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