Gena Luhr - Puls

Gena Luhr - Puls, 90, of Wayne, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.

Private committal services will be held at the Wakefield Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

The family asks that those wishing to make a memorial to consider making a donation to Our Savior Lutheran Church of Wayne, American Heart Association or Orphan Grain Train.

Regina (Gena) Margaret Luhr - Puls was born Nov. 17, 1929 at Wakefield to Oscar and Olga (Anderson) Bjorklund. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Salem Lutheran Church at Wakefield. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1947. She worked as a legal secretary for five years. She married Clarence Luhr on Feb. 11, 1951. The couple farmed northwest of Wakefield until 1987, retiring in Wayne. On Jan. 31, 1997 she married Freddie Puls at Truth or Consequences, N.M.  

She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Wayne and had been active in Altar Guild, ELCW, Bible Study and the sewing group. She belonged to Home Circle Club and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, playing cards and, especially, her family.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce and Vicky Luhr of Seward and Steve and Vernae Luhr of Wakefield; a daughter, Barbara and John Okonoski of Schererville, Ind.; and stepchildren, Denis Puls of Puyallup, Wash., Janis Jordan of Fremont, Kevin Puls of Emerson, David Puls of Grand Island and JoAnn McCabe of St. Paul, Minn.; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;  and 13 step great-grandchildren; a sister, Sue Smith, of Bella Vista, Ark. and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence, in 1992; husband, Freddie, in 2014; and a niece, Gretchen McCarthy.

The Wayne Herald

Mailing Address:
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Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-2600

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