John R. Kliewer

   John R. Kliewer, age 92, of Henderson, NE, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Henderson Care Center. 
   John (Bud) was born Oct. 1, 1924, in rural Bradshaw, NE, to John and Agatha (Ratzlaff) Kliewer and entered into the presence of Jesus Christ his Savior and Lord on June 24. John attended elementary school at District 27 and graduated from Henderson Community School in 1944.
   John trusted Christ as his Savior and Lord Sept. 26, 1946, and was later baptized upon his profession of faith. He was a member of Crossroads Bible Fellowship and served as teacher and elder for many years.
   John married Matilda (Tillie) Fast Wiens on Nov. 28, 1947. With this union John gained a son Ferd who was one year old and then five daughters were added to the family: Susan, Joyce, Grace, Luann, and Kathy. After Tillie passed away in 1986, John married Alice June Hochstettler on March 19, 1988. They have resided in Henderson since their marriage.
   He is survived by his wife June of Henderson, son Ferd and Lurline Wiens of Moundridge, KS; daughters Susan and Dale Janzen of Central City, NE; Joyce and Marcellus Wall of Aurora, NE; Grace and Lester Zook of Deep River, IA; Luann Vaught of Sioux City, IA; and Kathy and Blake Matousek of Witchita, KS;  19 grandchildren and their spouses; 57 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, sister Alma and Louie Siebert of Henderson, and sister-in-law Jeannie Kliewer of Henderson.
   He is preceded in death by his first wife Matilda, his parents, his brothers and their spouses, Henry and Augusta Kliewer, Ben and Olga Kliewer, and Albert and Rachel Kliewer.
   Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, at the Mennonite Cemetery, one and a half miles south and three and a half miles east of Henderson.  Memorial services will then be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 30 at the Crossroads Bible Fellowship Church, one-half mile north of the Henderson exit.
   Visitation was to be held from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary in Henderson. The family will then greet friends from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Crossroads Bible Fellowship.  Memorials are suggested for Gideons International or Grace University, Omaha.
   Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, Henderson, is handling arrangements.