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Arleen Kunnemann - June 21, 2012


Arleen Grace Kunnemann was born March 15, 1929 to Arthur and Grace (Case) Bremer in Imperial, Neb.
She attended the District 22 School and went on to graduate from Chase County High School.
Arleen married Orville Kunnemann on June 18, 1950. The couple was united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial. The couple settled on a farm west of Imperial.
Arleen taught for four years in country schools. Besides teaching she raised the couple’s three children and helped Orville with the many demands of a farm.
Arleen was also very active in the Imperial community; she was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, Willing Workers and was a 4-H leader for many years. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and sharing her talents as a member of the Zion Lutheran Church Choir.
Arleen passed away Tuesday morning, June 12, 2012, in Imperial, Neb. She was 83 years old.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Cleo and Don Bremer; sister, Maxine Johnson; son, Doug; daughter-in-law, Karen; and grandson, Jeffrey.
She leaves behind her husband, Orville “Corky” Kunnemann of Imperial; son, Dan and wife, Sue Kunnemann of Imperial; daughter, Deann and husband, Dave Geertsema of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daugher-in-law, Lee Woofter of Colby, Kan.; grandchildren, Angie and husband, Jonathan Knerr of Lincoln, Neb., Brian Kunnemann of Lincoln, Neb., Karlee Kunnemann of Kearney, Neb., Katie Kunnemann of Colby, Kan., Abby, Jenaya, Andrew and Brianna Geertsema of Colorado Springs, Colo., Courtney Burke and husband, Josh of Imperial, Neb., Somer Mraz of Curtis, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Haley Kunnemann of Lincoln, Neb., Kendra, Kristopher and Kaci Burke of Imperial, Neb., Morgan and Cody Mraz of Curtis, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Veats Bremer of Rapid City, SD, Maye Kunnemann of Imperial, Neb., Fern Kunnemann of Imperial, Neb., Berdeen Kunnemann of New Haven, Ind., Rosaline Peterson of Billings, Mont.; brother-in-law, Delbert and wife, Bernice Kunnemann of Billings, Mont.
Funeral services for Arleen Kunnemann were held Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Interment followed at Chase Cemetery, rural Imperial, Neb.
A memorial has been established to Zion Lutheran Church Choir and Zion’s Bell-Choir.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.