Gerald Kuehner - June 17, 2011Gerald “Jerry” Kuehner, 77, of Aurora, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Gerald Walter Kuehner, son of Oscar Walter and Leona Elizabeth (Johnson) Kuehner, was born at rural Hamilton County on June 11, 1934.
Jerry graduated from Phillips High School in 1951. He served for two years in the U.S. Army.
On June 12, 1958, he was united in marriage to Margaret Jeanne Townsley. Following their marriage they lived in Aurora while Jerry worked in Kearney for the Eaton Corporation in the maintenance department. He was very dedicated and has many perfect attendance certificates to prove it. Margaret died on Sept. 10, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and brother-in-law, Melvin Beck.
Survivors include his sister, Margie Beck of Ohio; brother, Ken (Robbie) Kuehner of Marquette; brothers-in-law, Thomas Townsley of Grand Island and Gary Townsley of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Pat Swenk of Kingman, Ariz. and Carol Hubbard of Kearney; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Jo Jones of Aurora.