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James H. Jueneman

November 15, 1941 — February 10, 2021

James Jueneman, 79, Hanover, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, February 19 at the Hanover Mortuary, Hanover. A private rosary vigil service was held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover Kansas, and was livestreamed on the Kinsley Mortuary Facebook page for those unable to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 am at St. John’s Catholic Church. The Mass was also be livestreamed on the Kinsley Mortuary Facebook page. Burial followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. The rosary vigil, funeral and burial was for family only, due to Covid-19. James was born on November 15, 1941 in Odell, Nebraska to George and Eleanor (Swoboda) Jueneman. He grew up on a farm outside of Hanover and graduated from Hanover High School in 1959. After graduation, he moved to Frankfort, Kansas to work at the Elevator, and that is where he met the love of his life; DeAnna Stegeman. On November 18, 1961 they were married and were blessed with 59 years. To this union, six children were born: Lori, Kenny, Shelley, Cindy, Jamie, and Joel. He and DeAnna lived in Hanover for a short time, before moving to the family farm where they lived for 54 years. James started his own business as a Conservation Contractor, and was so proud of putting in 61 years for conserving the land for future generations. He thoroughly enjoyed what he did. He traveled near and far helping colleges, farmers, and whomever needed his talent. Both sons joined him in the business. He taught them everything he knew, and was so proud of them to continue his love of the land. James belonged to St. John’s Catholic Church, and was a member of Knight of Columbus for 59 years. He loved the Lord, and instilled that love in each of his children. He also belonged to Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association (KLICA) and NRA. He loved his family and spending time with them, especially picnics at the family pond he built. He also enjoyed traveling. He and DeAnna visited almost all 50 states. He also enjoyed attending the grandkids activities, and an occasional trip to the casino. He is survived by his wife, DeAnna, children: Lori (Rick) Scherling, Hanover, KS, Kenny (Donna) Jueneman, Hanover, KS, Shelley (Terry) Zvolanek, Wymore, NE, Cindy (Dan) Allerheiligen, Greenleaf, KS, Jamie (Chris) Stegman, Wamego, KS, and Joel (Theresa) Jueneman, Hanover, KS. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers Wilbur, Leo, John (Barb), George (Kathy) Jueneman, all of Hanover, and Paul (Dolores) Jueneman, Washington, KS. Sisters, Barbara Ramos, Birmingham, AL, Charlene Behrens, Marysville, KS, and Mary Jueneman, Hanover, KS. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Orval Jueneman and Robert Jueneman, and brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Hanover Mortuary, Hanover. The family of James H. Jueneman would like to share this link to a video tribute they made in his honor Funeral for James H. Jueneman Graveside committal of James H. Jueneman To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James H. Jueneman, please visit our flower store.

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