Dolores J. Kuehl

TRIMONT – A Celebration of Life service for Dolores J. Kuehl, 89, of rural Trimont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Galena Township, rural Ormsby, Minn., with Pastor John Meyer, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, rural Ormsby, Minn.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

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Dolores Jeanette Olson was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Ormsby, Minn., to Gudmer and Minnie (Running) Olson. She was baptized Feb. 22, 1925, confirmed on June 11, 1939, both at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Odin. Dolores attended School District #71 in Cedar Township through the eighth grade and then graduated from Triumph-Monterey High School in 1943. After graduation, she went to Hawthorne, Calif., and worked in the Northrup Aircraft plant in department offices. The fighter plane “The Black Widow” was built there. Dolores returned home in February 1946 and was united in marriage to Donald Kuehl at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Odin on March 30, 1946. She lived on her and Donald’s farm until her death on Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 89 years.

She worked for Custom Farm Service, Skelly and NuWay Chemical and Fertilizer Plants for 18 years. She was active in Ladies Aid, held all four offices, taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, volunteered at the Trimont and Truman Nursing Homes. She held an office in the Truman Auxiliary of the nursing home. She greatly enjoyed her family and their gatherings. She also enjoyed making quilts, working on puzzles, going bowling, playing cards with friends, and gardening. She and Donald and family belonged to the Trimont Saddle Club and did a lot of horseback riding with family and friends.

Survivors include: her sons, Michael (Renee) Kuehl of Truman, Minn., and Scott (Lori) Kuehl of rural Ormsby, Minn.; daughter, Peggy (Terry) Nelson of Luverne, Minn.; son-in-law, Dan Rohman of Belview, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Corrine Bego of Mission Viego, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Luverne Olson of Rochester, Minn., Selma Peterson of rural St. James, Minn., and Lois Kingsley of Dallas, Texas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Mary Wirth and Ginger Rohman; brothers, Harold Olson, Donald Olson and Norman Olson; her parents and parents-in-law; brothers-in-law, Arthur, Earl and Marvin Kuehl, Layne Peterson, Don Kingsley, and Larry Bego; sisters-in-law, Elsie Olson, Dorothy Kuehl, Mildred Kuehl and Nelda Kuehl; and other relatives and friends.