Sharon K. Kluender

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Sharon Kay Kluender was born Aug. 12, 1943, to Douglas and Elvira (Wickman) Hammon in Valentine, Nebraska. Sharon grew up and attended school in Valentine, graduating From Valentine High School in 1961.
She continued her education by attending college at Colorado State University and graduating from Chadron State College in 1965 with a degree in Secondary Education.
Sharon married Robert W. Kluender on June 12, 1965. They first lived in Paxton for one year, and then moved to Imperial in 1966. They had two daughters, Colleen and Holli.
Sharon taught high school at Paxton High School for one year, before beginning her 42-year tenure of teaching business at Chase County High School. She was highly devoted as an advisor for FBLA and thoroughly enjoyed putting on the Veteran’s Day Program each year.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving spouse, mother, daughter and sister; Sharon also loved cooking, baking, reading, gardening, traveling, day trips with her friends, dancing, playing cards, spending time with her family, friends, and spoiling her grandkids.
Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.
Sharon went home to Jesus on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at the Country House in Lincoln. She was 77 years of age
She is survived by her spouse, Bob Kluender of Imperial; daughters, Colleen Spellman and husband, Todd, of Elmwood, Holli Artz and husband, T.J., of Hickman; grandchildren, Jaxson, Kylar and Coleston Spellman and Kaden, Ryker and Brekkyn Artz; sister, Jeri Ballard of Rapid City, South Dakota, brother; Bob Hammon and wife, Jan, of Pauma Valley, California; brother-in-law, Sam Peterson of Lincoln; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Larry and Jean Kluender, Valentine, Jim and Linda Kluender of Edgemont, South Dakota, and Bill Kluender of Chandler,Oklahoma.
Sharon joins parents Doug and Elvira Hammon; Walt and Mary Kluender (parents-in-law); Dick Ballard (brother-in-law); Connie Peterson (sister), RuthAnn Kluender (sister-in-law) in Heaven.
Memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Services will be streamed live at Inurnment will follow this summer at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine.
Sharon’s wishes were for cremation with no visitation.
A memorial has been suggested to the Kluender Family for a future FBLA Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior of CCHS.
Online condolences may be left at
Liewer Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.


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