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Mary Stella Kuehler

August 15, 1926 — October 7, 2023

Bow Valley, Nebraska

Mary Stella Kuehler, age 97 of Bow Valley, Nebraska, died on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the Arbor Care Center in Hartington, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sts Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley with Rev. Dan Wittrock officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be her sons, Richard, Joe, Martin, Francis, Roger, Donovan and Arlan Kuehler and son-in- law, Robert Hamilton.

Mary Stella was born August 15, 1926 in Bow Valley, NE to Peter J. and Margaret (Wortmann) Becker. She grew up and spent most of her life in Bow Valley and 9 years in St. James from 1947 to 1956. She lived the last 4 years of her life at Arbor Care in Hartington, NE. She married the love of her life and partner Jerome Conrad Kuehler on November 19, 1947 in Bow Valley. She worked at Gurney’s Seed & Nursery for 14 years and farmed with her husband Jerome.

Mary was a member of Holy Family (Sts Peter & Paul) Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with family.  . She crocheted many afghans and baptismal gowns and also sewed many quilts. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the nursing home in Hartington.

Mary Stella is survived by 10 children, Richard and Linda Kuehler of Yankton, SD; Joe and Mary Kuehler of Columbus, NE; Martin and Joy Kuehler of Wichita, KS; Dolorita Rauch of Pierce, NE; Mary Joan Lyon of Norfolk, NE; Francis and Mary Pat Kuehler of Humphrey, NE; Roger Kuehler of Pierce, NE; Donovan and Marcia Kuehler of Columbus, NE; Carol and Robert Hamilton of Hartington, NE; Arlan Kuehler of Creston, NE; 41 grandchildren, 85 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerome on January 4, 2012 at the age of 87, daughter and her husband, Margaret and Donald Carda, son-in-law, Richard Lyon, sister, Theresa Moser and a brother Joe Becker.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 13, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Valley View Dr, Hartington, NE 68739

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Prayer Service

Friday, October 13, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Valley View Dr, Hartington, NE 68739

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Valley View Dr, Hartington, NE 68739

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