Representative Joseph M. Kremer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/30/2010
Birth Place: Jesup, Iowa
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 71 (1985) - 74 (1991)
76 (1995) - 77 (1997)
Home County: Buchanan
Joseph M. Kremer
Buchanan County


Joseph M. Kremer was born August 19, 1921 in Jesup, Iowa.

Kremer was a graduate of Jesup Community School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II until discharged in December 1946. On June 11, 1947, he married Ellen Janice Harn at St. John the Evangelist Church in Independence, Iowa. During their sixty-three year marriage they had eight children. Kremer was a lifelong farmer before retiring in 1986.

Kremer was very involved in his community, serving as a member of: Knights of Columbus, Buchanan County Farm Bureau, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association and AMVET Post 31. He was also the Past President of Parish Council, Jesup Senior Citizens Housing, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, St. Athanasius Credit union and Jesup Formers Cooperative.

He was a member of St. Athanasius Church in Jesup.

Joseph M. Kremer was a Republican from Buchanan County. During his time in the Iowa House he served as a member on Economic Development, Judiciary and Law Enforcement, Labor and Industrial Relations, Small Business and Commerce and Agriculture. He was elected to the Iowa House in November of 1984 and served in the 71st, 72nd, 72nd Extra, 72nd Second-Extra, 73rd, 74th, 74th Extra, 74th Second Extra, 76th and 77th General Assemblies.

Joseph M. Kremer passed away on June 30, 2010 at the age of 88.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives Of The Eighty-Fourth General Assembly Of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Joseph M. Kremer, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.