Teresa “Terri” Fern (Waline) Kuenning was born on January 11, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Earl and Veta Waline.
At age 13 they moved to Lincoln, NE. She graduated from Northeast High School in the spring of 1963. She met the love of her life, while working at A&W that same year. She often said she knew she was going to marry him the night they met. And she was right! Rich and Terri Kuenning were married on July 18, 1964 at Havelock United Methodist Church. Together they welcomed three children.
Terri had a love for life and enjoyed many activities including painting, clowning, traveling, reading sci-fi and playing games especially progressive rummy, and flower gardening her lilies. She taught Sunday school, was a cub scout leader, worked as a teller at several banks, and at Weight Watchers as a meeting leader. When her kids were growing up, she was known as “Mom Kuenning” and always had everyone’s favorite food and pop readily available, as well as she was someone to confide in. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.
She is survived by husband Richard, children Rick (Debbie) Kuenning, Troy (Krista) Kuenning and Tracy (Greg) Faust. Grandchildren: Dillon, Derrick (Bobbi) and Reilly Kuenning, Allison and Kara Kuenning, Karissa and Seth Faust. Great grandchildren Nicholas and Kylea. Brother Robert (Etta) Waline Senior. Sister-in-law Bonnie Graverholt. Brother-in-law Ronald (Phyllis) Kuenning. Many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Veta Waline; parents-in-law, Ralph F. and Marie Kuenning; brothers, Donald, Benjamin and Dick; brothers-in-law, Martin Graverholt and Ralph D. Kuenning; nephew, Chris Graverholt
A Celebration of Life will be held outside at the home of Troy Kuenning 2801 N. 78th at 2:00pm Saturday, October 3rd with Reverend Daryl Lauber officiating. Memorials in care of the family for future designation.
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