Viola F. Kueker

Viola F. Kueker, 93, of Sumner, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Sumner with Rev. Michael Christie officiating. Interment will follow at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30th at the United Methodist Church in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be made in Viola’s name to SEMS or the United Methodist Church in Sumner.

Viola Fern Dodd was born October 3, 1924, on a farm near Whitten, Iowa in Grundy County. She was the only child of Stella Price Dodd and James Franklin Dodd. She lived on her birthplace until she was eleven years of age. The family then moved to Dike and lived there for four years prior to purchasing a farm near Westgate. After two years, they sold their farm and moved into the town of Sumner. Viola graduated with the Class of 1943 in Sumner. She taught country school for one year, worked as a bookkeeper at the Alta Vista Bank, the Sumner Bakery, Hammel’s Grocery Store and Waskow’s Grocery Store. On May 20, 1951, she was united in marriage with Erhardt Kueker, at the church that was formerly the United Brethren in Sumner. Four children were born to this union, Wendall, Larry, Darwin, and Helen. Viola was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Sumner, United Methodist Women, Crochet Club (which she started). She enjoyed crochet, cross stitch, plastic canvas, loved cook books and cooking, crossword puzzles, flowers, and gardening.

Viola is survived by her three children, Wendall (Diane Weltner) Kueker of Sumner, Darwin (Diane) Kueker of Cresco, and Helen Elaine Kueker of Sumner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erhardt who died in 1982; her son, Larry who died in 1956; parents; and one stillborn sister, Helen Elaine.


Deb Burns on June 1, 2018 at 6:29 AM said:

To the Family -
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Saying a prayer for
Kim and Kathie Diemer on May 31, 2018 at 10:29 AM said:

So sorry for your loss.....
Ron Parmley Schwans Ice Cream man on May 30, 2018 at 1:12 PM said:

Stop at Viola house for many years What a Wonderfull lady. Sorry for your loss.
Sandy Jaschen on May 29, 2018 at 9:59 AM said:

To the family,
I moved from Sumner 30 years ago but I still remember your Mother. She was such a pleasant lady and I still remember her as if it was yesterday. Continue sharing your memories with others because she will remain in hearts of a lot of people who knew her.
Sandy Jaschen
New Hampton
Stacy Brockmeyer on May 28, 2018 at 9:58 PM said:

I'm thinking of all of you in your time of loss. You all have my deepest sympathies. May she rest in peace.
Janet Copp on May 28, 2018 at 8:14 PM said:

My deepest sympathies to the Kueker family.
Geri Salisbury on May 28, 2018 at 6:31 PM said:

Extending my sympathies and prayers to the Kueker family. Viola was a well rounded woman of the times. So many interests and shared with all.
Gail (Fagenbaum) Miller on May 28, 2018 at 5:57 PM said:

Oh my! My heart hurts for this great family.
I have known her all my life. She was like my second mom. Helen & I have been friends for 50+ years. I will miss you Viola (Mrs Kueker).
Happy that you’re with Jesus now.
Gloria Patty on May 28, 2018 at 4:50 PM said:

I am going to miss Mrs. Kueker. She was such a joy. Always had a smile and lived to give hugs.
God truly gained a angel.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
Steve & Gina Loshman on May 28, 2018 at 2:14 PM said:

I remember Viola from a long time ago. WONDERFUL last that raised a great family. Keep your memories close in your heart.
Megan Kass on May 28, 2018 at 10:19 AM said:

My deepest condolences to Helen, Wendall, and Darwin. I am so happy I was able to get to know Viola over the past couple years when my sister Erin was one of her daily caretakers. I looked forward to visits with her on my days off from work. Her joy was infectious and always had great stories to share. She will be so dearly missed by many. Peace and prayers to you all!
Mike and Nancy Petersen on May 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM said:

So sorry to read the news of Viola's passing; she was a lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family - may God's peace be with you all.
Judy Zupke on May 27, 2018 at 4:29 PM said:

My heart is so saddened to hear that Viola passed, she was such a kind lady. May God wrap his arms around the family at this time and give you all peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!
Paul and Berta on May 27, 2018 at 3:15 PM said:

We have known the Kueker family for over 50 years. Wonderful BDN's. (Back Door Neighbor's) What beautiful people, what a Blessing to know them. We sure will miss you, Viola. Have fun crocheting with Leona and Lillian!

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