Leona M. Kuegler, 97, of Dorchester, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. Rev. Jerome Freimuth will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church in Dorchester. Burial will follow the service at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.
Leona Schultz was born December 20, 1915 to Paul and Erna (Wilke) Schultz in the town of Mayville, Clark County. She attended Brady Grade School, Curtiss High School for two years, and then Abbotsford High School for two years. She was a 1934 graduate of Abbotsford High School. Leona and Herbert Kuegler were united in marriage on August 27, 1941 at Saint Peter Lutheran Parsonage, Dorchester. Marriage ceremony was performed by the Reverend John Brandt. Leona with her husband, Herbert, farmed in the town of Little Black, Taylor County for 38 years, from 1941 to 1979.
After Herbert’s passing in May of 1985, Leona moved to Dorchester. She moved into Colby Retirement Community seven years ago and later resided in the Clark County Health Care Center. Leona enjoyed crocheting, playing piano, and jigsaw puzzles.
She was a lifetime member of Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester and was a member of Ladies Aid and LWML Societies.
Leona is survived by her daughters: Sharon (Frank) Adler and Carmen (David) Housel; her grandchildren: Laura (Donald) Breslin, Rachelle (Peter) Benson, and Ronson (Kerri) Mahla; her great grandchildren: David Benson, Aaron Benson, Luke Benson, Paul Benson, Riley Breslin, Megan Breslin, Allison Breslin, Kesech Mahla; and many nieces and nephews.
Leona is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, her grandson: Charles Pierce; and her siblings: Clarence Schultz, Albert Schultz, and Verna Rosenquist.
Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Dorchester is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com