The August/September 2006 edition of First Things includes an obituary from Louisiana that caught the eye of Richard John Neuhaus:
It happened some months ago, but the clipping has just come to my attention. Kraemer is a very small and very poor little town down in the bayou in which people make what living they can from selling alligator skins and skulls. The local paper, the Beauregard Daily, carried the following obituary:
"Willie 'One Eye' Kraemer, 91, a native and resident of Kraemer, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005. Visitation will be from 5 to 10pm today and from 8am to funeral time Thursday at St. Lawrence Church in Kraemer. Mass will be at 11am Thursday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery."
After listing numerous survivors and those who went before, the obituary concludes with this:
"He hunted alligators and enjoyed drinking. He was Catholic."
Rest in peace, One Eye.