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Obituaries Plains Edition for 7-25-09

Doris Kuenning, 85, of Imperial, Neb. died June 24, 2009, at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb.

She was born Sept. 4, 1923, at the family homestead southeast of Grant, Neb., to Ernest and Zilla (Hart) Schroeder.

She attended grade school, District #15, in rural Perkins County and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1941 with a Normal Training degree.

She taught at a rural Perkins County school for three years.

She met Wilber Kuenning on a blind date in 1941; they attended the Christmas program at the Metho­dist Church in Palmyra, Neb., and were married Nov. 22, 1944, at her parents’ home in rural Grant. This supportive and loving relationship lasted nearly 65 years.

As a child, she enjoyed riding horses. She helped her father drive cattle from Brandon, Neb., to the home place and to pastures in Chase County.

Doris and Wilber started farming together at Elsie, Neb., in 1945. She loved agriculture and the land. In 1952, they purchased the farm and ranch the family continues to operate. In her younger years, she had driven cattle through the same pasture with her father.

She loved her family and was so proud of them. She enjoyed her childrens’ and grandchildrens’ talents, achievements and activities.

She was always a hard worker. She often worked alongside her husband and children on the family’s farm and ranch helping with planting, irrigating, haying, driving trucks during harvest time and moving and branding cattle. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed working on her lawn, flower and vegetable gardens.

She was a member of the Unionette Extension Club, a longtime 4-H leader, member of the 4-H Extension Council, Order of Eastern Star and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. Throughout her life, she was a teacher in many different aspects. She volunteered a number of years in the Chase County Grade School as a teachers’ aid in the Kindergarten class and was proud to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

She served on numerous church boards and committees and served many, many funeral dinners with her committee at the church.

Her hobbies included drawing, painting, refinishing furniture, restoring antiques, sewing, crafts, attending garage sales, genealogy, and scrapbooking.

She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006. She and Wilber moved from their Imperial home to the Imperial Heights. She moved to the Imperial Manor and then in 2007, she moved to the Golden Ours facility in Grant, Neb.

Survivors include husband, Wilber of Imperial; daughters, Donna (Don) Hutchens of Lincoln, Neb., and Connie Kuenning of Lincoln, Neb.; sons, Ernest Kuenning of Imperial, Neb., and Jerry (Kathy) Kuenning of Imperial, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Roberta Stretch of Culbertson, and brother, Gerald Schroeder of Grant.

Doris Kuenning, 85, of Imperial, Neb. died June 24, 2009, at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb.

She was born Sept. 4, 1923, at the family homestead southeast of Grant, Neb., to Ernest and Zilla (Hart) Schroeder.

She attended grade school, District #15, in rural Perkins County and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1941 with a Normal Training degree.

She taught at a rural Perkins County school for three years.

She met Wilber Kuenning on a blind date in 1941; they attended the Christmas program at the Metho­dist Church in Palmyra, Neb., and were married Nov. 22, 1944, at her parents’ home in rural Grant. This supportive and loving relationship lasted nearly 65 years.

As a child, she enjoyed riding horses. She helped her father drive cattle from Brandon, Neb., to the home place and to pastures in Chase County.

Doris and Wilber started farming together at Elsie, Neb., in 1945. She loved agriculture and the land. In 1952, they purchased the farm and ranch the family continues to operate. In her younger years, she had driven cattle through the same pasture with her father.

She loved her family and was so proud of them. She enjoyed her childrens’ and grandchildrens’ talents, achievements and activities.

She was always a hard worker. She often worked alongside her husband and children on the family’s farm and ranch helping with planting, irrigating, haying, driving trucks during harvest time and moving and branding cattle. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed working on her lawn, flower and vegetable gardens.

She was a member of the Unionette Extension Club, a longtime 4-H leader, member of the 4-H Extension Council, Order of Eastern Star and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. Throughout her life, she was a teacher in many different aspects. She volunteered a number of years in the Chase County Grade School as a teachers’ aid in the Kindergarten class and was proud to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

She served on numerous church boards and committees and served many, many funeral dinners with her committee at the church.

Her hobbies included drawing, painting, refinishing furniture, restoring antiques, sewing, crafts, attending garage sales, genealogy, and scrapbooking.

She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006. She and Wilber moved from their Imperial home to the Imperial Heights. She moved to the Imperial Manor and then in 2007, she moved to the Golden Ours facility in Grant, Neb.

Survivors include husband, Wilber of Imperial; daughters, Donna (Don) Hutchens of Lincoln, Neb., and Connie Kuenning of Lincoln, Neb.; sons, Ernest Kuenning of Imperial, Neb., and Jerry (Kathy) Kuenning of Imperial, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Roberta Stretch of Culbertson, and brother, Gerald Schroeder of Grant.

Doris Kuenning, 85, of Imperial, Neb. died June 24, 2009, at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb.

She was born Sept. 4, 1923, at the family homestead southeast of Grant, Neb., to Ernest and Zilla (Hart) Schroeder.

She attended grade school, District #15, in rural Perkins County and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1941 with a Normal Training degree.

She taught at a rural Perkins County school for three years.

She met Wilber Kuenning on a blind date in 1941; they attended the Christmas program at the Metho­dist Church in Palmyra, Neb., and were married Nov. 22, 1944, at her parents’ home in rural Grant. This supportive and loving relationship lasted nearly 65 years.

As a child, she enjoyed riding horses. She helped her father drive cattle from Brandon, Neb., to the home place and to pastures in Chase County.

Doris and Wilber started farming together at Elsie, Neb., in 1945. She loved agriculture and the land. In 1952, they purchased the farm and ranch the family continues to operate. In her younger years, she had driven cattle through the same pasture with her father.

She loved her family and was so proud of them. She enjoyed her childrens’ and grandchildrens’ talents, achievements and activities.

She was always a hard worker. She often worked alongside her husband and children on the family’s farm and ranch helping with planting, irrigating, haying, driving trucks during harvest time and moving and branding cattle. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed working on her lawn, flower and vegetable gardens.

She was a member of the Unionette Extension Club, a longtime 4-H leader, member of the 4-H Extension Council, Order of Eastern Star and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. Throughout her life, she was a teacher in many different aspects. She volunteered a number of years in the Chase County Grade School as a teachers’ aid in the Kindergarten class and was proud to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

She served on numerous church boards and committees and served many, many funeral dinners with her committee at the church.

Her hobbies included drawing, painting, refinishing furniture, restoring antiques, sewing, crafts, attending garage sales, genealogy, and scrapbooking.

She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006. She and Wilber moved from their Imperial home to the Imperial Heights. She moved to the Imperial Manor and then in 2007, she moved to the Golden Ours facility in Grant, Neb.

Survivors include husband, Wilber of Imperial; daughters, Donna (Don) Hutchens of Lincoln, Neb., and Connie Kuenning of Lincoln, Neb.; sons, Ernest Kuenning of Imperial, Neb., and Jerry (Kathy) Kuenning of Imperial, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Roberta Stretch of Culbertson, and brother, Gerald Schroeder of Grant.


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