Art Kueneke, 87,
of Breese died Thursday March 20, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in
Art worked 31
years for Commercial Transport, a member of St. Augustine Church,
Breese; a 63 year member of the Breese American Legion and past
commander, and the Breese Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed camping,
traveling and wood carving. He was a veteran of the US Army during
WWII serving in the European theater in chemical warfare services.
He was born in
Breese February 1, 1921 to William and Elizabeth (Kreke) Kueneke and
they preceded him in death.
He married Estelle
Richter May 8, 1946 in St. Dominic Church Breese and she died April
2 daughters Janice (Dan) Suhl of Breese and Gerene (Chuck) Vincent
of Festus Missouri and very Special friend Pearl Richter of Breese:
3 grandchildren Christy (Stephen) Schappe, Ashlie (Josh) Winkeler,
and Michael Vincent; 2 great grandchildren Ethan Rhodes and Gracie
Schappe; sisters Evelyn Nordmann of Carlyle, Mildred Hitpas of
Breese and Mary Ann “Dolly” Harris of Deer Park Texas.
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Casper Richter, R. Joseph and
Barbara Richter, Lorene and Gene Niemeyer and Jane Vahlkamp all of
He was preceded in
death by a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Marcella Kueneke,
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Nordmann, Joseph Hitpas,
Horton Harris, and Jack Vahlkamp; Dorothy Richter, Ray and Aloisia
Richter, Norbert and Flora Richter, Richard and Dorothy Richter.
Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Tuesday March 25 at 10 Am at St. Augustine
Church in Breese with Father Henry Fischer and Deacon Robert Lippert
officiating, interment will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery
Breese. Friend may call at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese Monday
from 4 to 9 Pm and Tuesday from 8 to 9:45 Am.
Memorials can be
made to St. Augustine Church and will be accepted at the funeral
home. Breese American Legion services Monday at & PM and Knights of
Columbus rosary at 7:30 Pm at the funeral home.