KATHLEEN “KAY” HILDA JUENEMAN, age 91, of Worthington, died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, IA. She was born September 29, 1930, in Wilmont, to Frank and Anna (Lenz) Balster. She was raised in Wilmont and attended country school a half mile from her home. Kay later attended Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic High School before graduating from Worthington High School. She worked for her uncle Fritz & Helen Balster’s grocery store. She had to quit to care for her terminally ill mother. During the Wilmont Celebration, she was named Miss Wilmont in 1949.
Kay married Ted Jueneman on April 19, 1955. The couple made their home in Worthington. Kay worked as a waitress for many years at Fred’s Café in Worthington. She was a hard working woman and took very good care of her family. Kay was well liked by customers of the café.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Worthington. Kay enjoyed cooking, traveling, raising her children and attending her grandchildren's sporting events. She was also known to be a secret money launderer.
Kay is survived by her five children, Gary (Terri) Jueneman, Worthington; Dan (Maria) Jueneman, Broomfield, CO; Deb (Wayne) Poss, Sibley, IA; Brenda (fiancee, Rich Bolluyt) Voss, Worthington; and Bob Jueneman, Arvada, CO;. seven grandchildren, Travis (Kristie) Jueneman, Kayla (Zac) Schmitz, Jacob (Abby) Scheidt, Jay (Molly) Scheidt, Michael (Molly) Voss, Victoria (Skyler) Kingry and Deborah Jueneman; thirteen great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn, Jack, Lauren, Amelia, Della, Milo, Savvy, Teddy, Jordy, Morgan, Mason and Ayla; two sisters, Dorothy (Sr. M. Francine OSF) Austin; and Marie Vortherms, Wilmont; a brother, Richard (Carol) Balster, Wilmont; a brother-in-law, Whitey (Marlene) Jueneman, Wilmont; and a sister-in-law, Ivy Balster, Ft. Dodge, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted in 2002; daughter, Pat in 2016; granddaughter, Cassie Jueneman in 2003; two brothers, Franklin “Red” (Darlene) Balster and Robert “Bob” Balster; and a brother-in-law, Joe Vortherms.
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Home, in Worthington, with parish prayers at 8 pm. Visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Worthington, officiated by Fr. James Callahan and Deacon Vern Behrends. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery in Worthington.
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