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November 17, 1922 – January 7, 2022

Marie (Sterner) Kehr, age 99, the daughter of Frank and Anna Sterner passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Helena, Montana.   Wife, mother and teacher, she was a graduate of Waconia High School and The University of Minnesota.   She married William R. Kehr in 1946.  She lived in Lincoln, Nebraska for 35 years,  years in Sun City West, Arizona and Helena, Montana for 7 years.   Active in church, school, and civic activities, she later returned to teaching and became one of 10 Nationally certified Teacher Trained in the Bishop Method of Clothing Construction.  She is survived by her three children: Mary Kehr Stucky (Dr. Craig), Dr. James Kehr (Mildie) and Donald Kehr (Teresa); five grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.   She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years and later her close friend and companion, Alfred J. Faber, M.D.   Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 14th 10:30 A.M. Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.    Father Aaron Johanneck will be the Celebrant.   Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.   Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13th from 5-7 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota.


5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Barbara Bittner

    When I think of Marie I think of a camera and a sewing machine. We will miss her energy. Sorry for your loss.

  2. Peg Lonnquist

    Thanks Marie for all the joy and wisdom you shared with the Lonnquist family.

  3. tom lonnquist

    Dear Marie,
    Your were my Mom’s BFF. Your kids were great childhood friends and did you proud. You lived your life well and on your terms, mostly. I always felt safe with you and I appreciated and understood the suspicions feelings I evoked especially after the hunting and canoeing adventures with Dr. Jim. Love to your memory, Mary, Jim and Don, their loves and your legacies.

  4. Susan Deitchler

    The last few days I’ve been thinking of Mrs. Kehr and wondering where she was living, then I saw her obituary in the Lincoln newspaper. She was an excellent teacher and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take classes from her. I’m so glad her obituary was published in the Lincoln paper. My sympathy to her family.

  5. Ann (Schroeder) Cusick

    When I mentioned seeing your Mom’s obit in the Lincoln paper, my Mom said your Mom was a dear friend of her friend Davey Weitzel. They are both 98 and chat often, so grateful for each other’s friendship. Back when I still sewed I was grateful for the sewing tips Marie gave me when I was at your house on No. 37th to see Jim so many years ago. Blessings to you all.


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