IngersollCarmellaCarmella C. Ingersoll, 93, formerly of E. Whitefish Road, Port Washington died peacefully Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Horizon Hospice of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital-Ozaukee Campus in Mequon.

She was born on June 4, 1918 in Marshfield, WI, daughter of Jacob J. and Caroline Daul Bintzler.  On October 19, 1940 she married John J. Kraemer of Grafton at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton.  For many years they made their home in Port Washington.  She had been a sales person for the former Lueptow’s Furniture Store in Port Washington and at the Grafton Woolen Mills for many years.  She and her husband operated the Kraemer Lapidary and Hand Craft Gift Shop from their home.  They shared their love of stones and gems and special gifts.  John preceded her in death on September 23, 1981.

She had been a female liaison at the Port Washington Police Department for female detainees.  Over the years she had resided at the Harbor Village, Lincoln Village, Belgium Gardens and Lasata Care Center most recently.  While living at the Harbor Village she had been very active with the garden and greenhouse and helped start a resident store within the campus.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.  She is preceded by her husband John Kraemer, three sisters Olive Kania, Katherine Dickmann and Veronica Cudahy and six brothers John, Charles, Eli, Nicholas, Daniel and Frank Bintzler.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30PM Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington.  Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Port Washington.  Visitation will be from 12:30-2:30PM Tuesday AT CHURCH with a 12:30PM rosary.