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Jeaneen Kuehn

April 9, 1942 — January 18, 2023

Jeaneen Ann Kuehn age 80 of Hartington, Nebraska died peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at her residence under Hospice care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Riley Kuehn, Josh Becker, Zach Becker, Patrick Kuehn, Bryon Miller, and Troy Fischer.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Class of 1960 and her many good friends of the Class of 1959.

Jeaneen Ann was born on April 9, 1942 in Hartington, NE to Theadore Roosevelt and Lucille Wilhelmina (Hirschman) Miller. She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1960. After high school Jeaneen went to dental hygienist school in Minneapolis, MN. She began working for Dr. Dendinger in Yankton for six months prior to marrying James Alois Kuehn on August 16, 1961 in Hartington. Jeaneen and Jim owned and operated the Chief Bar in Hartington from 1965-1970. In 1972 they built Kuehn’s Package Liquor and operated that until they retired on October 1, 2001.

Jeaneen was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and held an hour of Adoration for over 50 years. She belonged to the Christian Mothers, Hartington Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Booster Club, and the 300 Club. Jeaneen loved to golf and was the Woman’s Hartington City Champion in 1971 and also was runner-up several times. She was so proud of having three generations of City golf champions in her family – son Gary, and grandsons Josh Becker and Riley Kuehn. She loved quilting, travelling, flowers, horse racing and her girlfriend’s Monday morning coffee group and Wednesday evening group. Carla was her golf partner for many years in the woman’s league. She also organized their class reunions for 1960 and 1955 (Jim’s class). Jeaneen cherished her time with her family and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jeaneen is survived by her two children Nancy Becker of Hartington; Gary (Rachele) Kuehn of Hartington; five grandchildren Josh (Megan) Becker of O’Neill, NE, Holly (Eric) Dickes of Fordyce, Zach (Lisa) Becker of Hartington, Riley Kuehn of Norfolk, Annika Kuehn of Hartington; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers Tom “Satch” Miller of Hartington, Neil (Lonna) Miller of Bloomfield, NE; sister Linda Ulrich of Hartington; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim on 5/26/2012 at the age of 75 years; and an infant sister Mary.

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