Leonard Kuehnert

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Leonard A. Kuehnert, 79, of Altenburg died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at his residence.

Kuehnert was born March 1, 1928, in Altenburg, son of Adolph G. and Gertrude (Bellman) Kuehnert. He and Jeannette A. Thompson were married on Oct. 23, 1976.

Kuehnert worked as a dairy farmer, raised Christmas trees and was employed in the maintenance department of Gilster Mary Lee Cereal Plant for the last 16 years.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity Choir in Altenburg and was president of East Perry County Lutheran Historical Society for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife of Pueblo, Colo.; a son, James Kuehnert of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Katherine Kuehnert of Chicago; and a brother, Norbert Kuehnert of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg,

Burial will be in the church cemetery, with Rev. Steven Dressler officiating.