Amanda Lou Kuklish

November 18, 1927September 28, 2018

Amanda Lou Kuklish, 90 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at Scottsbluff Care and Rehab Center. Her memorial service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel with Pastor Nona Hodder officiating. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be left at Amanda was born on November 18, 1927 in Bayard, Nebraska to Grover and Jeannie (Stohlar) Snyder. She attended Bayard rural schools and Bayard High School. She married Frank Kuklish on January 27, 1951 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Amanda enjoyed gardening, raising sheep and traveling with her husband Frank and grandchildren. She worked at McKinley School from 1961 to 1981. Frank passed away in 1986. Amanda became involved with Foster Grandparent program in 1987 and was at Roosevelt School for 20 years. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Rebecca Lodge #340 and the VFW Auxiliary, where she was past President. Survivors include her sister Twila Snyder; grandchildren Jeremy (Alicia) Kuklish and Crystal Kuklish; great grandchildren Austyn, Quentyn, Jaelyn and Taitlyn; son Steve (Janis) Steffensen; grand children Shawn Reid, Lisa Walter and Lori Wells, 5 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Avis Snyder, parents, husband Frank and son Gary Kuklish.


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Amanda Lou Kuklish

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Alice Reuter

October 3, 2018

To Amanda's family,

Amanda was my dear friend for many years. We first met at McKinley School, where I was a teacher and she worked in the cafeteria. Amanda and I continued our friendship as life members in VFW Auxiliary 1681. She was a very dedicated and hard-working member.
More recently we visited on a regular basis at the Scottsbluff Care and Rehab Center. I greatly enjoyed our long friendship.

Alice Reuter

Mary Carson

October 2, 2018

Amanda way my foster grandmother at Roosevelt School for most of her time there. She never missed a day of school and the students loved her.

I will never forget the good times we shared together.

We never lost contact with each other, even when both of us retired.

You can be proud of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother.

I plan to be at her funeral.

A friend always,

Mary Carson

Shawn Reid

October 1, 2018

I will miss your letters. I love you. Your granddaughter & family