Lee D. Krautkremer: Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Lee D. Krautkremer


In 1983, Father Lee Krautkremer was accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old altar boy in 1977 at a cabin in Wisconsin. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis told the family that Father Krautkremer would never work with children again. Krautkremer was subsequently transferred to another parish, St. Michael’s, in St. Michael, Minnesota, where there was an elementary school.

Bishop Carlson stated that in 1983 Father Krautkremer admitted to “a sexual relationship” with two boys 12 years prior. Krautkremer was removed from active ministry in 2002 and was last known to be living in north Minneapolis as of 2007.

Father Lee Krautkremer’s additional assignments include:

  • 1966-1967: St. Peter’s in North St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967-1968: St. Margaret Mary in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1968-1975: St. Michael’s in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1975-1978: St. Peter’s in Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • 1976-1984: Boy Scouts Director in St. Paul-Minneapolis
  • 1978-1983: St. Joseph’s in Lino Lakes, Minnesota
  • 1983-1987: St. Michael’s in St. Michael, Minnesota
  • 1987-1992: Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At some point, Krautkremer also worked as a chaplain at North Memorial Hospital.