OBITUARY

Mary J Kuxhausen

December 22, 1931April 14, 2021
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Mary Kuxhausen, age 89, of Mitchell, Nebraska, was called to be with the Lord on April 14, 2021. Visitation will be at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, April 21, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Services will be held Thursday, April 22, at 2pm at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Joseph Schumacher presiding. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. A memorial has been established to the family. Mary was born in Mitchell, Nebraska, to I.L. and Nora Sayre on December 22, 1931. She grew up in the Mitchell area, graduating from Liberty High School in 1950. After graduation, she worked at Woolworth Co. before going to Oregon for a short period of time. She married Norman Kuxhausen on February 17, 1952, at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She worked at Montgomery Ward for 19 years and then worked at Walmart until 1997, when her husband’s ill health forced her to leave the workforce to stay at home and care for him. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church in Mitchell. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Rick) Erdman of Scottsbluff and Susan West of Mitchell; seven grandchildren, AJ (Kelsey) Kuxhausen, Lacy (Levi) Bernhardt, Travis (Beth) Erdman, Mandie (Chad) McPherson, Nathan (Kari) Kuxhausen, Heather (Percy) Davis, and Sadie Lassiter; twenty great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sisters: Leta, Elaine, and Patsy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Kuxhausen; son, Norman Kuxhausen Jr.; son-in-law, Randy West; parents; in-laws; brothers: Glen, Ralph, Leo, and Duane; sisters: Cleo, Helen, Maxine, Viola, Veda, Shirley, and twin sister, Martha. Your kindness, generosity, and never-ending love has touched our hearts forever….

“You will never be forgotten.”

  • PALLBEARERS

  • AJ Kuxhausen
  • Travis Erdman
  • Nathan Kuxhausen
  • Michael Kuxhausen
  • Caden Lewis
  • Levi Bernhardt
  • Dru Kuxhausen, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Coy Bernhardt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cashius Erdman, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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  • Burial

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Sean Loughran

April 22, 2021

Throughout her life, I never saw my mom Martha happier than when she was with her twin sister, Mary. So while I am sad that Aunt Mary has passed, I am also happy today because Mary and Martha are now reunited forever.

Mitchell is just a small Nebraska town, but as a kid, it was a magical place for me. Helping Uncle Oukie set irrigation tubes on the Kuxhausen farm, getting ice cream at the Sugar Shack, bowling in our socks at Aunt Patsy's bowling alley on Main Street because they didn't have shoes small enough for us kids. All great memories. But the best thing about Mitchell was that it seemed like every person I ever met there was somehow my aunt, my uncle or my cousin.

Somewhere Mary and Martha are laughing way too hard at one of Uncle Leo's dirty jokes, they are singing way too loud as Uncle Duane plays guitar, and Grandma Sayre (Nora) is hugging everyone way too hard and making them smell like her perfume. And the Sayre family circle is unbroken.

Stephanie Mackin (Loughran)

April 21, 2021

What a joy to go to Aunt Mary's house. Her big smile, generous spirit and always wanting to make sure everyone was great and had a good time will last forever. We sure did have fun and made life long memories.

We are sad to see her go but keep faith that everything happens for a reason and maybe somebody needed her elsewhere.

Our family are thinking about you all right now.

Rest In Peace and keep being your sweet self in Heaven. You be missed but we'll see you again.

Love, Stephanie

Kelly Mckee

April 21, 2021

Aunt Mary was always so beautiful and I believe it was because of her smile that she always shared with everybody. She was always a good woman of faith and had love for everybody. Her laughter is what I remember the most. We grew up learning a lot from the farm life through them. When we help with hoeing beans she would cook awesome meals to feed us. Upside down pie served on a plate was my favorite time with her. That was definitely not a one time thing. I will miss visiting her when going to Nebraska but I have hope in the everlasting where I will see them all again! Amen.

Elaine Lawson

April 17, 2021

“Mary was my favorite sister. “ That’s what my mom Elaine Lawson always said when you talked about Aunt Mary. The two of them shared lots of life experiences. I’m posting this for my mother Elaine because I know she would want to tell Mary how much she always loved her and will miss her every time she thinks of her. Mom’s memory isn’t what it used to be but she remembers Mary and feels the loss.

Christi Mather

April 17, 2021

Aunt Mary was a beautiful, loving , happy woman. I always thought she was a beautiful movie star type. She loved her family and her laugh was contagious. I remember her giving me a bath as a child in her kitchen sink on their farm. I had never taken a bath in a kitchen sink before!! It was quite fun!! I will miss her but I know she is home once again with all of her loved ones that passed before her. Love Aunt Mary!

Jan Barber

April 17, 2021

Such fond memories of my Aunt Mary. As a young girl, I spent nearly every Saturday at her house along with my sister, JeanAnn. We would play all day with Debbie, Norman and Susan. In the afternoon the bath tub would be brought into the kitchen. She would bathe us all and wash hair. Girls would get rags in hair to make long curls, ( in preparation for Sunday School the next morning.) We practiced learning to bake goods for 4-H in that same kitchen. We had so many failed batches of snickerdoodle cookies! Even the dogs wouldn’t eat them! In later years she took wonderful selfless care of my Uncle Oukie after his stroke. She was one classy lady. Always a smile on her face. Never a complaint. We could all learn and benefit from her example of living life. I will surely miss her.

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