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Obituary: Verena Kuttel passes away

Verena Kuttel (nee Kilchenmann) passed away on April 29, 2009, at the age of 82 after a brief illness. She was born on July 23, 1926 ,in Gampelen, Switzerland to Fritz and Ana Kilchenmann-Gilgen.
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Verena Kuttel (nee Kilchenmann) passed away on April 29, 2009, at the age of 82 after a brief illness. She was born on July 23, 1926 ,in Gampelen, Switzerland to Fritz and Ana Kilchenmann-Gilgen.

Verena was recently preceded in death by her husband Karl after 56 years of marriage. Verena leaves her son, Carl (Sara) Kuttel; daughters, Margaret (Martin) Gwerder, and Irene Akin; grandchildren. Ben Gwerder, Rachael (Jeff) Kuttel-Juiliano, Brian Kuttel and Andrew Gwerder all of Truckee.

Other family includes: Stepmother Margrit Kilchenmann; sister Gertrude-deceased (Hans-deceased) Lortsher; brothers: Walter (Rosi) Kilchenmann, Hans-deceased (Greti) Kilchenmann, Peter (Brigitta) Kilchenmann and numerous nieces and nephews all residing in Switzerland.

Verena was an au pair and worked in bakeries in Switzerland. She married her beloved husband Karl in 1952 and they immigrated to the Central Valley of California that year. In 1957 they moved to Truckee. After raising her family she began working in the cafeteria at Sierra Mountain Middle School in 1972. Verena was an Eastern Star and belonged to the Wyethia Club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and an avid gardener. Her kind spirit and gentle ways will be greatly missed.

A memorial celebrating her life will be held on May 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee, Calif.


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