Delores Kliewer - October 13, 2012Delores Irene (Paschke) Kliewer, 80, of Aurora, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2012, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Stockham Community Church. Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate. Lunch will be served at the church immediately following the services. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Delores Irene Kliewer, daughter of Elmer Henry and Doris Eva (Price) Paschke, was born five miles south of Polk in the family home in York County on Dec. 8, 1931.
Delores grew up on the family farm northwest of Aurora. She graduated from Aurora High School in 1949. Delores worked in Lincoln briefly before returning to Aurora.
Delores was united in marriage to George J. Kliewer on Sept. 24, 1950, at the Monroe Evangelical Free Church at Phillips. They farmed, raised livestock and five children on a farm near Stockham. In 1987 they moved to Aurora. George died on Aug. 27, 2002.
Along with being a farm wife and loving mother and grandmother, she was a kitchen assistant at the Hamilton Manor. Delores was an accomplished Tupperware dealer for 20-plus years and she also worked at the Aurora Mall hardware department for 15 years.
Delores was a member of the Stockham Community Church. She loved gardening, cooking, grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. She was a believer in “never turning away a guest for iced tea and a warm piece of pie.” Delores loved attending social gatherings and was an avid volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, George and her brother, Dwight.
Survivors include her five children, Dennis (Shirley) Kliewer of Bradshaw, Denton (Barbara) Kliewer of Aurora, Kenneth (Brenda) Kliewer of Belpre, Kan., Rita (Edward) Wilkins of Elkhorn and Gary (Dede) Kliewer of Ault, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, Tamara (Ryan) Wiens, Timothy Kliewer, Stacey Kliewer, Cara Kliewer, Taunya Kliewer, Christina (Terry) Queckboerner, Corey Kliewer, Kelsey (Jamie) Holguin, Daniel Wilkins, Shannon Wilkins and Jason and Brandon Sullivan; three great-grandchildren, Mason Wiens, Timothy John Kliewer and Carmen Holguin and many wonderful family members and dear friends.