Gerald “Gerry” A. Kremers, 58, Avon
January 9, 1960 - January 22, 2018
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Gerald “Gerry” A. Kremers, age 58, of Avon who passed away at his home on Monday. Rev. Bradley Jenniges, OSB will officiate and burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Avon and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Avon.
Gerry was born January 9, 1960 in St. Cloud to Alfred and Helen (Schindele) Kremers. After his mother’s passing, Gerry’s father was later remarried to Mildred Merdan. Gerry was a tall handsome man and experienced love at first sight when he met Donna (Schleicher) Beuning, at Elmer’s Apollo 13 in 1982. The couple was married on August 14, 1982 at Knights of Columbus Park in St. Cloud. Gerry was an entrepreneur by trade, owning and operating many local businesses: Big Gerry’s Grocery Store, Holdingford, Avon Discount and Gifts, Video Max for over 20 years, Heartland Express, Waite Park, and Mr. G’s Pizza, Avon. Gerry was a member of the Avon Township Planning Board. He enjoyed bowling and tailgating at Met Stadium in his younger years, Texas Hold’em, Minnesota sports teams, computer programming and trivia quizzes. Gerry had a gruff exterior, and an extremely soft heart, witty sense of humor, and cared about everyone’s best interests above all else. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Gerry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna; step children, Paul (Tiffany) Beuning of Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Penny (Dr. Mark Williams) Beuning of Boston, MA; siblings, Carol (Danny) Horsman of Waite Park, Gloria (Ken) Pflipsen of St. Louis Park, Michelle (Patrick) Goenner of Clear Lake; step-siblings, Lottie (DuWayne) Virnig of Coon Rapids, Laureen (Donald “Skip”) Bluhm of St. Paul, Tom (Barb) Merdan of Shakopee, Mary (James) Carr of Reno, NV, Jim (Bev) Merdan of Maui, HI, Rick (Mary) Merdan of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; three step grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Gerry was preceded in death by his parents; step mother; and infant sister.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.