Eugene Nunnenkamp - June 03, 2012Eugene “Gene” Nunnenkamp, of Aurora, was called to his eternal home Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the age of 89.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 7th at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aurora. Pastor Wayne Oblender will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 5 –7.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Eugene Leonard Nunnenkamp, was born to William and Elizabeth (Siebert) Nunnenkamp, Nov. 14, 1922, on a farmstead southwest of Hampton.
When he was 4, he together with his parents moved to a farmstead south of Aurora. There he spent his childhood with six brothers and four sisters. Gene received his elementary education at school District 27 in southern Hamilton County.
At age 14 he was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. He was a member there until 1947 when his membership was transferred to First Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod) at Aurora, where he served faithfully in many offices.
Gene was united in marriage to Justina Kliewer on Sept. 24, 1946, at St. Peters Lutheran Church at Hampton. Their union was blessed with five children.
He was a life-long farmer in Hamilton County, raising crops, hogs and cattle.
Gene lived life to the fullest. He and Justina rode their Harley thousands of miles which they both enjoyed so much. He was an avid blue rock shooter at Crooked Creek Gun Club on his farm south of Aurora. He also took great pleasure in hunting raccoon and pheasant.
In his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, building many keepsake items shared with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly. These survivors include his children, Bev (Tom) Johnson of Bingham, JoAnn (Walter) Wendt of Aurora, Larry (Jane) Nunnenkamp of Aurora, Don (Sharon) Nunnenkamp of Cotopaxi, Colo. and Randy (Julie) Nunnenkamp of Aurora; grandchildren Kurt, Buck, Tater and James Johnson, Travis Wendt, Tanya Grosshans, Tina Schmidt, Tiffany Winkel, Lisa Dalager, Eric, Shane and Todd Nunnenkamp, Tracy Nunnenkamp, Stacy Siebert, Jess Nunnenkamp, Katie Scott, Lacy Parsons and Josey Nunnenkamp and 34 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Fred (Laura) Nunnenkamp and Harold (Virginia) Nunnenkamp; sisters, Bernice Trautman and Wilma (Dean) MacDonald; brother-in-law, Clyde Mortenson; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Nunnenkamp and Luetta Nunnenkamp.
He is welcomed into Heaven by his wife, Justina; grandsons, Christopher and Adam Nunnenkamp and great-grandson, Tyrell Johnson, as well as his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
His memory will live on in the hearts of those who love him.