Zionsville Times Sentinel

April 24, 2013

Richard C. Kremkow


Zionsville — Richard C. Kremkow, 81, of Zionsville, died April 18, 2013.

He was born July 3, 1931, in Detroit, Mich. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a graduate of Michigan State University, and received his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Richard dedicated his professional life to education, having worked in several school districts in the greater Detroit area until his retirement in the late 1980s, at which time he was serving as principal at Brandon High School in Ortonville, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Heldman-Kremkow; his sons, Robert (Maggie) Kremkow and Brian (Amy) Kremkow; his daughter-in-law, Lisa Kremkow; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Joyce’s children, Cindy (Doug) Young, Candy (Jeff) Berger and Craig (Mary Kay) Heldman; and Joyce’s seven grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnne (Bidwell) Kremkow; son, Gary; his parents, Walter and Edna (Dittmer) Kremkow; and brothers, John Kremkow and Charles Kremkow.

Services will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the American Heart Association, 8645 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN  46268.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville.

Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.