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Kurtis Matthew Niehues

Corning, Kansas

10/16/1997 - 02/09/2020

Kurtis M. Niehues, 22, of Centralia, died Sunday morning, February 9, 2020, in a single car accident north of Corning on US Highway 63.

Kurtis was born on October 16, 1997. He was brought home by his parents, Frank and Janell Niehues and Katie on October 17, 1997. He grew up in the Kelly community, attended school in Seneca and graduated from Nemaha Central High School in 2016. During his high school career, he was active in sports; and was selected for the 2016 State All Star Baseball Team. Kurtis excelled as a lineman in football; but his greatest memory was when he recovered a fumble and scored a defensive touchdown. At the end of the 2015 football season, Kurtis was awarded the David Lackey Most Inspirational Player Award by Coach Seitz. His proudest moment was being a member of Nemaha Central 3A Baseball State Championship Team.

Although only 22 at the time of his death, Kurtis affected many people in his lifetime, especially with his contagious smile. He had a large circle of friends; he never knew a stranger, as everyone he met became a friend. Kurtis enjoyed gatherings with his family and friends. Those who knew Kurtis, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Kurtis found a way to touch everyone’s heart.

 Kurtis enjoyed farming & raising cattle; he loved the outdoors, hunting & fishing. Kurtis and his cousin Taylor shared a special bond; they were more like brothers than cousins. They worked side by side at Niehues Trenching. At the time of his death, Kurtis owned his own rock hauling business.

Kurtis was a member of St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Kelly and the Knights of Columbus Council #14639.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe Gudenkauf on December 4, 1989, Rose Gudenkauf on November 9, 1993, Herbert Niehues on June 26, 2000 and Regina “Jean” Niehues on December 31, 2011.

 Kurtis will be missed everyday by his parents, Frank and Janell Niehues of Corning, his sister Katie Niehues of Manhattan, his loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many, many great friends.

Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Bede’s church in Kelly. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at St. Bede’s Church in Kelly. Burial will be in the St. Bede’s Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be left in Kurtis’s memory to the Kelly Heritage Fund, the Kelly Ball Association and the American Legion Baseball.

 

 

Visitation

Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Bede’s church in Kelly. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 12, 2017, at St. Bede’s Church in Kelly.

Burial will be in the St. Bede’s Church Cemetery.

 

Funeral Mass

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 12, 2017, at St. Bede’s Church in Kelly.

Burial will be in the St. Bede’s Church Cemetery.

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33 Comments

  1. Denise on February 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed.

    • Donna Bacon on February 13, 2020 at 3:17 am

      Praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

  2. Brian Tangeman on February 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    So very sad and sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  3. Dave Warner on February 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Thinking of your family. Kurtis brought joy to everyone he encountered. My thoughts are with you all. R.I.P. Kurtis.

  4. Dan & Sharon Haverkamp on February 9, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Kurtis was a very personable young man. Our sympathies are with his family. May he Rest In Peace.

  5. Richard & Joyce Kohake on February 9, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about Kurtis. Your family is
    in our thoughts & prayers. Heaven gained a very special angel.

  6. John and Pam Nimmich on February 10, 2020 at 9:33 am

    So very sorry to hear about Kurtis. Cherish all those beautiful memories you have of him. We loved watching him in sports. He played his hardest no matter what it was. Many thoughts and prayers for all of you at this difficult time.

    • Bruce Deters on February 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Really Really Sorry to here about Kurtis. Many thoughts and prayers. He was a joy to be around at the City Shop. Was always funny and in a good mood.

      • Don and Marcia (Koehler) Workman on February 10, 2020 at 7:46 pm

        You have our deepest sympathies. We are so sorry to hear of Kurtis’ passing. We know you are heart-broken over this. May the good memories and God’s grace get you and your family through this difficult time.

  7. Gary and Mary Haug on February 10, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy.

  8. Chris and Linda Baumgartner on February 10, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Frank, Janell and Katie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the upcoming weeks and months. Kurtis was a good kid and always had a smile.

    Eternal rest grant unto Kurtis Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, may his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed.

    We love you,

  9. Stan and Rosie Hornbaker on February 10, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to lose a child May u find the strength in your faith to move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

  10. Linda Gudenkauf on February 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Oh So very sorry! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

  11. Duane & Susie kramer on February 10, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Frank and janell so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We will keep you in our prayers

  12. Dee Ann fisher on February 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Janell and Frank, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Parents should never have to loose their children but it sometimes is what happens. the Lord has a better plan for Kurtis. May precious memories help you in the days ahead. Roger & Dee Ann Fisher now in Brownsville TX

  13. Michele Bloom on February 11, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  14. Steve and Lorie Gudenkauf & Family on February 11, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to your family.

  15. Tonia Evans on February 11, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Frank & Janell
    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve & Tonia Evans

  16. Joe Haverkamp on February 11, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    So sorry to hear about Kurtis. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Niehues family.

  17. Larry and Terry Leseberg on February 11, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss

    • Pam Barnhill on February 12, 2020 at 8:17 am

      I didnt know kurtis that well. He was in my sons class. He seemed like a really sweet kid. He was taken way too soon. I am so sorry for your loss and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all and give you the strength th get through this.

  18. Diane Engelken on February 11, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Janelle and Frank so sorry to hear about your son , know I am thinking of you. Diane Engelken.

  19. George and Linda Hyland on February 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss, please know we are with you.

  20. Marlene Geyser on February 11, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Marlene Geyser

  21. mike cochran on February 11, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    janell and frank so sorry about your loss.

  22. Leon & Danielle Anderson & Family on February 11, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Frank, Janell, & Katie,

    We are so sorry for y’all’s loss. Kurtis was a great guy with a smile that would light up any room. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

    • Al J Haug on February 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

      Frank , Janell & Family

      So saddened to hear about yout loss..

  23. Karla Hermesch on February 11, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    My deepest sympathy is with you all. I, along with so many others are deeply saddened by this, and I pray God guides you all through these difficult valleys. When life gets too hard to stand, kneel 💕 God bless.

  24. Kelli Robke on February 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Steve and Alana Strahm on February 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Janell, Frank, Katie: You have our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are for you. May memories of Kurtis always bring a smile to your hearts as you go forward from here. May God reach down and put His loving arms around you. Matt. 5:4, Rom: 15:13, II Cor.: 1:3

  26. Tom Schleif on February 12, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Sending prayers and heart felt condolences to Kurt’s family and friends The loss of a loved one is a tragic thing. May the healing hands of Jesus help you at this time.

  27. Andrea Wright on February 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers going up!

  28. Vicki Groff Haverkamp on February 14, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your son, Frank and Janell. My heart aches for your family but I praise the Father for the blessing Kurtis was to so many people he met. Obviously, the Lord had a very special plan for him in his short life. I will continue to pray that the wonderful memories you have bring comfort and peace to you both.

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