Francis B. Kueser
February 3, 1932 – August 7, 2018
Francis Blaise Kueser (Frank) was born February 3, 1932 in Scipio, Kansas, the eighth of ten children of Frank and Gertrude (Hermrick) Kueser. His sharp mind and eye for fairness propelled him toward a law degree, but not before his charming smile caught the eye of his beautiful bride-to-be, Leota (Lee) Coughlin, whom he married 66 years ago on May 30, 1952. He had a strong devotion to Jesus Christ and was a member of St. Bede for over 29 years.
Frank's greatest joys in life were his children: Richard ("Butch") and his wife Jackay, Pam and her husband Mark Sexton, Cindy and her husband Mike Hill, Jim and his wife Michelle, Chris and his wife Christine, Joe and his wife Carla, and John, along with his 21 grandchildren and 6.5 great grandchildren. Frank was competitive at every game he played, and played to win. Especially golf, bocce, yard games, card games, and board games. Frank even figured out how to make jigsaw puzzles, sudoku puzzles, and loading the dishwasher competitive.
Frank entered the Navy right out of high school, then spent over 35 years with Bendix/Allied Signal. Then he "retired" to join Cadre/London Group in Williamsburg, Virginia. Frank was the treasurer for FISH in Williamsburg for over 20 years, and a member of the Kingsmill Men's Golf Association.
Frank successfully fought multiple myeloma for eight years. He died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning due to complications associated with an infection. His wife and two loving daughters were at his side.
Frank is survived by sisters, Irene Wittman, Teresa Schermerhorn and Marie (Jerry) Robertson and in-laws Mary and Gene McCain, Mart and Marlys Coughlin and their families. Frank is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl, Joe, Harold, Ralph, and Alfred; and sister, Laverne Wittman. Oh, and one more thing. Please never refer to Frank as "The Late Francis Kueser", as Frank was never late for anything!
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Frank's name to FISH of Williamsburg. Donations can be made at https://williamsburgfish.weebly.com/donate.html.
- Frank is survived by sisters, Irene Wittman, Teresa Schermerhorn and Marie (Jerry) Robertson and in-laws Mary and Gene McCain, Mart and Marlys Coughlin and their families. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gertrude (Hermrick) Kueser; brothers, Earl, Joe, Harold, Ralph, and Alfred; and sister, Laverne Wittman.
- Funeral Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
Francis B. Kueser
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August 14, 2018
The Wisconsin Mackeys send their warmest thoughts to the Kueser families and all who cared for Frank.
August 9, 2018
I remember going over to Frankie and Lees as a child and the warmth and happiness that was always there. Watching Frankie and my Dad play horseshoes and hearing the clinker of another ringer as they competed to see who could throw the most of them, both were highly competitive. Playing outside until dark, the parents playing cards, amazing tacos and of course homemade ice cream. Frankie and Lee were always smiling and sharing that with others. Dad told me of how Frankie and him as a child worked out in the fields with their Mother plowing fields behind horses and all the hard work they had to do as children. I always looked up to Frankie because of his hard work ethics. My Dad told me he was a fair negotiator for Bendix and the Union and when he got involved things got done, Frankie was a very successful man in business and raised a beautiful family with the help of his loving wife of 66 years, Lee. Uncle Frankie you will be missed , loved and remembered always.