Mitchell Alan Kremer, 54, of Crystal Lake, passed away Nov. 13, 2012, in Barrington.
He was born on June 14, 1958, to John and Andrea (nee Zehren) Kremer, in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.
Mitch spent his career advocating for people with disabilities and youth in foster care. Most recently he was the resource manager for the Center for Child Welfare & Education at NIU. Mitch had many interests including photography, gardening, music and travel. He was a loving husband and father who supported his children in all their endeavors. Family and friends always came first in Mitch’s life.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Kremer (nee Beno) of 25 years, whom he married on Aug. 8, 1987; son, Austin Kremer; daughter, Taylor Kremer; sisters, Michelle Zellner, Pam (Larry) Kremer-Kubale, Christy (Jack) Dittmar, Laura Kelly and Joanna (Del) Vaughn; brother, John (Karen) Kremer; parents-in-law, Gene and Mary Beno; sister-in-law, Jane (Gary) Nelson; and brothers-in-law, Jim and David Beno; many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Cyndy Beno.
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, 38W830 Highland Ave., Elgin, with a reception to follow the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, P.O. Box 1032, Elgin, IL 60121, www.uuce.org ; Life Raft Group (Cancer Organization for GIST), 155 Route 46 West, Suite 202, Wayne, NJ 07470, www.liferaftgroup.org ; Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010, www.hospiceanswers.org or Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA), 285 Memorial Dr., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, www.nisra.org
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at davenportfamily.com. For information, call 815-459-3411.