Viola Kueker, 93
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 1:26pm admin
Oct. 3, 1924 —
May 26, 2018
Sumner, Iowa - Viola F. Kueker, age 93, of Sumner, Iowa passed away 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 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 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. Online condolences may be left at www.becker milnesrettig.com.
Viola Fern Dodd was born Oct. 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 at her birthplace until she was 11 years old. The family then moved to Dike, Iowa and lived there for four years, prior to purchasing a farm near Westgate, Iowa. After two years, they sold their farm and moved in to the town of Sumner.
Viola graduated with the class of 1943 in Sumner. She taught country school for one year. Then she 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 and Crochet Club, which she started. She enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch and plastic canvas and loved cookbooks 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, Iowa and Helen Elaine Kueker of Sumner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erhardt in 1982; her son, Larry in 1956; her parents; and one stillborn sister, Helen Elaine.