Doris Kuehne Whitmus

 

January 31, 2024

Doris Kuehne Whitmus, age 90, passed away January 13, 2024. Doris was the oldest of 6 children to Paul Kuehne and Clovie Olson Kuehne. She was born November 29, 1933 in Wolf Point, MT and grew up on the Kuehne family farm on Redwater. She graduated from Wolf Point High School.

Doris married the love of her life, Frank Whitmus Jr, on December 6, 1953, in the midst of him being drafted into the US Army. As newlyweds, they were stationed in Colorado and California prior to Frank being sent off to the Korean War. When Frank returned from the service, they moved back to the Whitmus homestead, where they raised their two children, Steve and Dalinda. In 1966 Doris and Frank purchased the farm from his parents.

Doris was a very kind, compassionate, hardworking, strong, funny, loving and dedicated wife and mother. She was also an amazing cook. If you dropped by the house, you would be encouraged to stay for a meal or at least coffee and a piece of Doris' baked goodies. She was always there for anyone that was in needed. Over the years, she wore many hats. She was the first bookkeeper at the First State Bank, a 4-H leader, the treasurer and secretary for Sand Creek School Board, a seamstress and later in life worked at Ben Franklin.

Doris is survived by her children Steve and Dalinda (Chuck) Randolph, grandchildren Tim (Jodi) Boysun, Alisha Whitmus, Nicole Randolph and Danielle (Eric) Burns, 7 - soon to be 8 great grandchildren, brother Jerry (Raema) Kuehne and brothers-in-law Jack Tolan, William Whitmus, Donald (AnnaMae) Whitmus, James (Pat) Whitmus, sisters-in-law Dorothy Mill and Delores Whitmus, many dear nieces and nephews, and countless friends and neighbors. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank, siblings Virgina Tolan, Carol Rensvold, Loyd (Lucille) Kuehne, Lenard Kuehne, brother and sister in-laws Helen (Raymond Martin, Reuben) Berg, Connie (Peyton) Terry, Lloyd Whitmus, Helen Whitmus, Jim Mill.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 26th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point. Interment will immediately follow at Vida Cemetery. Luncheon will follow at the Catholic Church in Vida.

 

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