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Shirley Ann (Mohnsen) Kluthe

November 20, 1927 ~ May 25, 2020 (age 92)

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Obit Shirley Ann Kluthe-92

Kroll Funeral Home-Hebron, NE



Shirley Ann Kluthe of Howells, NE. was born November 20, 1927 in Dodge, NE to Ernest and Sylvia

(Sulc)Mohnsen. She departed this life Monday, May 25, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Osceola, NE at the age of 92 years.


Shirley was born and raised on a farm near Dodge, NE. She attended Howells Public School to 8th grade. She was baptized November 4, 1928. She went to work in Fremont, NE for a chicken packing house. She then worked for several families locally and for a family in Omaha, NE as a cook and nanny.


She married Francis Kluthe June 17, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clyde, NE.(rural North Bend, NE). They moved to Kansas City, KS and Francis attended school to further his education. After one year, they moved back to Howells in 1952, and have lived there since.


Shirley worked along side her husband, Francis with his work as a mechanic. Together they raised 7 children. They enjoyed raising a garden, including horseradish and asparagus. Shirley also enjoyed baking, canning, sewing, fishing, and spending time with her children especially the grandchildren.


Her last years she sewed over 400 dresses out of pillow cases for the missions and sewed cloth bags for the Philippines. She helped the Catholic School with many projects, and sewed desk chair bags for her granddaughters who are teachers.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Francis, one son Jeffrey Kluthe, and one daughter Janet Jundt, brother Ernest Mohnsen, sisters Delores Harley, and Betty Bendig.


She is survived by her sons Michael Kluthe and wife Marilyn of North Platte, NE, Douglas Kluthe of Lincoln, NE, Christopher Kluthe and April Scott of Republic, MO, daughters Cynthia Kroll and husband Bill of Hebron, NE, and Patricia Recker and husband Michael of Howells, NE, 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, special friend Marge Schlautman, and other friends.


A private family viewing and funeral service will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells, NE, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating and assisting Deacon Bill Schlautman, reader Marge Schlautman, organist Wayne Molacek, with special recorded music selection “I Can Only Imagine”, and “Be Humble And Kind”, congregational hymns “Ten Thousand Reasons”, and “You Are Mine”, burial will take place in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Howells, casket bearers are Dan Kroll, Brian Recker, Jon Recker, Jesse Kluthe, Nick Kluthe, Justin Hubbell, Ross Hilkemann, and Judd Davis. Honorary casket bearers are granddaughters: Jennifer Krupicka, Clarissa Reddi, Amy Schwartz, Brenda Twidwell, Miranda Hubbell, Lisa Crane, Michelle Roberts, Sydney Hilkemann, and Courtney Jundt, Bonnie Davis, and Rachel Kluthe. Condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorials in care of family sent to Cindy Kroll 444 Eads Ave. Hebron, NE 68370 or Pat Recker 218 7th St. Howells, NE 68641. Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron, NE is in charge of arrangements.


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