James Jueneman, 79, of Hanover, died Feb. 10, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1941, in Odell, Neb., to George and Eleanor (Swoboda) Jueneman. He grew up on a farm outside of Hanover and graduated from Hanover High School in 1959. After graduation, he moved to Frankfort to work at the elevator, and that is where he met the love of his life: DeAnna Stegeman. On Nov. 18, 1961, they were married and were blessed with 59 years. To this union, six children were born: Lori, Kenny, Shelley, Cindy, Jamie, and Joel.
He and DeAnna lived in Hanover for a short time before moving to the family farm where they lived for 54 years. James started his own business as a Conservation Contractor and was so proud of putting in 61 years for conserving the land for future generations. He thoroughly enjoyed what he did. He traveled near and far helping colleges, farmers, and whomever needed his talent. Both sons joined him in the business. He taught them everything he knew, and was so proud of them to continue his love of the land.
James belonged to St. John’s Catholic Church, and was a member of Knight of Columbus for 59 years. He loved the Lord, and instilled that love in each of his children. He also belonged to Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association (KLICA) and NRA.
He loved his family and spending time with them, especially picnics at the family pond he built. He also enjoyed traveling. He and DeAnna visited almost all 5o states. He also enjoyed attending the grandkids activities, and an occasional trip to the casino.
He is survived by his wife, DeAnna, children: Lori (Rick) Scherling, of Hanover, Kenny (Donna) Jueneman, of Hanover, Shelley (Terry) Zvolanek, of Wymore, Neb., Cindy (Dan) Allerheiligen, of Greenleaf, Jamie (Chris) Stegman, of Wamego, and Joel (Theresa) Jueneman, of Hanover. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers Wilbur, Leo, John (Barb), George (Kathy) Jueneman, all of Hanover, and Paul (Dolores) Jueneman, of Washington; sisters, Barbara Ramos, of Birmingham, Ala., Charlene Behrens, of Marysville, and Mary Jueneman, of Hanover.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Orval Jueneman and Robert Jueneman, and brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19 at the Hanover Mortuary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Kinsley Mortuary Facebook page. Father Joseph Kieffer will officiate. Janet Fritschi is the organist and hymn selections are “On Eagles Wings,” “Here I Am Lord” and “Going Home.”
Pallbearers are Travis Scherling, Craig Scherling, Garrett Scherling, Matt Zvolanek, Clint Allerheiligen, Collin Allerheiligen, Camron Jueneman, Kendon Jueneman, Cody Stegman, Brady Stegman, Alec Jueneman and Blake Jueneman.
Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. The funeral and burial will be for family only due to Covid-19.
A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Hanover Mortuary, Hanover.
Washington County News • Feb 18, 2021