In Memoriam: Bernard “Bobo” Kolesar

June 11, 2021

Everyone remembers the nicest father in the neighborhood. The one who always had a smile and never seemed to treat you like a kid, but rather as his friend. That was Bernard “Bobo” Kolesar to me. Little did I know how much influence he would have on my personal and business life many years later. As […]

A Kromer Christmas Miracle

December 22, 2015

On August 10th of this year, the newest member of the extended Kromer family was brought into the world – Hunter George Reynolds. While the family is celebrating now, little Hunter has had to fight to get here. You see, Hunter was born 3 months premature and weighed in at just 1 lb, 10 oz […]

Rheba Mabie Zimmerman: Living Legend 2014

January 7, 2014

RHEBA MABIE ZIMMERMAN NAMED STORMY KROMER LIVING LEGEND AT THE TENDER AGE OF 36. UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine chosen for Stormy Kromer donation. Unless you’re 90, heck, even if you’re 90, you probably haven’t imagined half the adventures and challenges our newest Living Legend has seen in her young life. Which is precisely why […]

An update on Phil Beatty, the man who credits his Kromer as a life-saver.

January 2, 2014

“I tell everyone I know to buy a Kromer. You never know how much it could mean to you.” Phil Beatty couldn’t tell you a thing about the accident that nearly killed him. Which is good because, well, it nearly killed him. You see, he was driving along a winter roadway last January, when an […]

Meet Living Legend Finalist Elizabeth Tigue

December 6, 2013

Nominated by: Bethany Dunning, friend & colleague Back in 2006, I met Liz, a high school biology teacher, at an after-work function. Several short weeks later, I was out in the woods with Liz, chaperoning a wilderness survival trip with 40+ high schoolers, along with her husband Tim. Liz grew up in the outdoors, and […]

Meet Living Legend finalist Joe Pettorini

December 5, 2013

Nominated by: Tim Obukowicz, fellow volunteer & Melissa Nieman, friend We nominate 63-year-old Joseph “Ironman Joe” Pettorini for his dedication to his love of sports, Mother Nature, and his volunteer work for our local YMCA. Locally, his endurance activities are legendary. He has participated in 238 triathlons, 6 Ironman-length triathlons and over 37 running marathons. […]

Meet Living Legend Finalist Harvey “Bill” Morrison

December 5, 2013

Nominated by: Beth Morrison, daughter My dad has been my hero my entire life but I didn’t fully come to appreciate him until I was much older. As a young 19 year old he was off to WWII and stepped up early on for the tough and dangerous role of a glider paratrooper. He brought […]

Meet Living Legend Finalist Rheba Mabie

December 3, 2013

Nominated by: Patricia Mabie, Mother Nothing means more to Rheba than to fulfill her lifelong dream to become a veterinarian! While she may have faced roadblocks, she is determined not to allow anything else to deter her. Many would have started a career in veterinary medicine earlier in their lives but she is determined her […]

Meet Living Legend Finalist Chris Hillier!

December 3, 2013

Nominated by: Sandra Lowe, friend Christopher Hillier is not a man who talks about a “mission.” He doesn’t claim to be any more than a man who loves to hike…long distances. Anybody who agrees to go for a walk with Christopher already knows he can go for miles and miles. This hiking man has been […]

Meet Living Legend Finalist Adam Freeburg

December 1, 2013

Nominated by: Brooke Freeburg, wife 9 years ago, I met Adam just two weeks before he fell over 40 feet while rock climbing. He never once complained about his broken back, leg, or other various broken bones, which luckily have all healed. Through those 9 years I’ve gotten to see how much Adam loves life, […]

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