Connie "Granny" Kuchenbecker

CONNIE “GRANNY” L. KUCHENBECKER, age 81 of Waseca, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Born in Bath Township, Steele County, Minnesota on July 10, 1937, Connie was the daughter of Adolph “Bob” and Lillian Grunwald.  She graduated from Ellendale High School in 1955.  On June 13, 1959 she married Lyle T. Kuchenbecker at the First Lutheran Church in Ellendale.  After high school she worked at Federated Insurance, the E.F. Johnson Company, American Family Insurance, and later became a senior claims representative at Waseca Mutual for many years.  She enjoyed her grandkids and other family, gardening, antiquing, and supporting the Minnesota Twins.  She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waseca.

Connie is survived by her significant other, Dave Jellum of Waseca; three children, Alan (Sherrye) Kuchenbecker, Roy (Lisa) Kuchenbecker, and Jodi Clayton (Wayne Sell), all of Waseca; six grandchildren, Nick (Brooke) Kuchenbecker, Jeff (Kacie) Kuchenbecker, Krystal Kuchenbecker, Jeremy Kuchenbecker, Mandi (Jason) Brown, and Katie Clayton; eleven great-grandchildren, J.P. Kuchenbecker, Kalyn Sandmeyer, Carson Kuchenbecker, Daries Powell, Charley Kietzman, Shakiyah Powell, Cole Kuchenbecker, Cohen Brown, Kyler Kuchenbecker, Arie Brown, and Finley Erdman; two sisters, Joan Kaiser of Owatonna, and Alene (Brian) Cook of Dunedin, FL, two sisters-in-law, Beverly Braaten of Owatonna and Betty Grunwald of Embarrass; and one brother-in-law, Larry (Diane) Kuchenbecker of Owatonna.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Marlyn & Larry.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waseca, with Rev. Cary Larson officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.  Interment will take place at Steele Center Cemetery in Steele County. 


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