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Gregory Kueter

July 2, 1921 — July 26, 2008

Gregory J. Kueter, 87 of Bellevue, died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at home, surrounded by his family. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 29 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Bellevue officiated by Father Scott Bullock. Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery where American Legion Post #273 will accord full military rites. Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 28 at Kingery~Lemke Funeral Home and again Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 until procession to the church. Greg was born on July 2, 1921 in Bellevue, son of John and Mary (Sieverding) Kueter. He married Imelda Manderscheid on September 14, 1950 at Holy Rosary Church in LaMotte. Greg was a World War II veteran who served in the Army with Company B 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion in the South Pacific. He farmed north of Bellevue until 1988. After retiring, he continued to help his son Stan on the family farm. He was warm-hearted, full of faith, and always had a big smile. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and watching ballgames with family and friends on the deck. Greg was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was very proud of his family and loved family gatherings. Greg will be deeply missed by all. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Imelda; six children, Lila (Tom) Rieckens of Coronado, CA, Nancy (Joe) Ploessl, Stan (Sandy) Kueter of Bellevue, Mary Jane Mick (Mike) Wolter of Dubuque, Chuck (Sharon) Kueter, and Jan (Dave) Brinker of Bellevue; 2 granddaughters, Tracy (Mark) Oliver, Katie Ploessl (Michael Peterson); 13 grandsons, Scott Rieckens, Brett (Tami) Ploessl, Travis (Cortney) Kueter, Jesse Kueter (Jackie Sears), Jared and Tyler Kueter, Jacob and Nathan Wolter, Nic (Heidi) Kueter, Ben (Shannon) Kueter, John Kueter, Ryan and Alex Brinker; 5 great granddaughters; two brothers, Paul (Armella) Kueter, of Prairie du Chien, Milo (Mary) Kueter of Bellevue; and three sisters, Cleta (Harold) Herrig of Bellevue, Elaine (Quentin) Schumacher of Dubuque, Ceil (Lorin) Hager of Pahrump, NV. His parents and two brothers, Nestor and Ralph, and his mother and father-in-law, Leroy and Mary Manderscheid, preceded him in death. The family would like to thank the Bellevue Ambulance Service, Dr. Mark Moore, and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Amy J. for their care and compassion. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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