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In Memory of Alta Kuehn


September 6, 1937 - September 19, 2019

Alta Kuehn, age 82, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake. 

Alta was born Sept. 6, 1937 in Barron, the only daughter of Amos and Esther West.  She graduated from Colfax High School in 1955, then attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and later worked in a business office in Minneapolis.

On October 11, 1958 she married Orvin Kuehn.  They settled on the east side of Barron where they established a furniture store.  Alta spent her time working in the store, raising a family, and supporting her family’s education, music, and hobbies.  Upon retirement, Alta and Orvin moved to Cameron.  They enjoyed their grandsons and continued to help with the furniture store on occasion.  Alta’s strong faith, love of family and friends, and pets were constants in her life.

In 2014, Alta moved to Heritage Manor in Rice Lake, and later to Dove Healthcare in 2017 where she made new friends, enjoyed the annual Harley Davidson rides, and much appreciated the many visits from family and friends.

Alta is survived by a daughter, Dawn of Chippewa Falls; sons, Kevin (Janell) of Barron, and Kerry of Phoenix, AZ; grandsons, Alex of Austin, TX and Andrew of Barron.

Alta was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Orvin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church of Barron with Rev. Michael Nielsen officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday morning at the church.  Burial will follow at the Wayside Cemetery in Barron. 

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron.


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