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Sutton Memorial and Mclaughlin Funeral Chapels

Luella Hunzeker

Aug. 6, 1932 - Jan. 1, 2021

Sutton resident Luella Hunzeker, 88, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Sutton Memorial Chapel with the Free German Reformed Salem Church Elders officiating. Interment will follow at the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 1 p.m. 7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sutton Community Home or the Sutton Community Home Auxiliary.

With the continued spread of COVID-19, masks and social distancing are requested and highly recommended at the visitation and funeral service. Services will be live-streamed from Sutton Memorial Chapel's Facebook page

Luella was born August 6, 1932, in Fillmore County, NE to Martin P. and Johanna Griess. She attended country school in Fillmore County and then continued her education in Geneva. On August 17, 1950, she married Gideon Nuss. To this union, they were blessed with four children, Paul, Linda, Susan and Ralph. Gideon passed away on May 24, 1976. Luella stayed on the farm until she married Robert Hunzeker on May 15, 1982.

Luella devoted her time to her family and could be seen volunteering at the Sutton Community Home as well as working at the Sutton Legion. She was also employed at Midwest Sporting Goods for a short time.

She was a member of the Free German Salem Reformed Church and the Sutton Community Home Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Belinda) Nuss of Hastings, NE; Linda (Steve) Schroetlin of Sutton, NE; Susan (Cameron) Craig of DeSoto, KS; stepdaughter, Deb (Keith) Friesen of Henderson, NE; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and sister, Anna Griess of Sutton, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Gideon and Robert; son, Ralph Nuss; stepson, Jeffrey Hunzeker; brothers, Aaron, Roy, and Calvin Griess; and sister, Loretta Huber.



Jan. 5, 2021
Mike and Virginia Johnson

Special lady! Our thoughts and prayers!

Jan. 5, 2021
Elizabeth Augustyn

So sorry to hear. Grandmothers hold a special place in your heart forever.

Jan. 4, 2021
Darrell &Mary Kaminski & Family
Father & Mother-in-law-Whitney

Our deepest sympathy to you and family. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time as you honor your Grandmother. Peace to all.

Jan. 3, 2021
Bobbie Itzen

Sorry to hear of Luella's passing. Always enjoyed talking with her at various places in town. She always had a great warming smile when she saw you. May you be blessed with many memories that will bring your heart peace.

Jan. 2, 2021
Keith and Cristy Koch

Luella was always very kind and gracious to us. Our deepest sympathy in this loss. May God bless you with great memories and the knowledge that she is comfortable and at peace.

Jan. 2, 2021
Steve Rasmussen

Wonderful lady. Always young at heart.

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