Obituary of Anna Marie Kuebler Walline
Born October 11, 1926, in Humbolt Nebraska to William Franklin Kuebler and Mary Agnes Pientka, she had four siblings, Helen Kuebler (she passed at age 5), Effa “Effie” Kuebler Wilcox, Delmar “Ken” Kuebler and Leonard Kuebler.
Left this world July 19, 2022, from her home in Eugene Oregon.
She was married to Bernard “Bernie” C. Walline for 50 years, he passed in 2002.
She gave birth to four children Donald E. (Lawson) Walline (wife, Bobbi), Shelley Walline McGhee (husband, Chuck), James Walline and Cheryl Walline Hughes (husband, Joe). She had one “special son” Rick Haun, whom she thought of as her own. She had seven grandchildren: Shaunna, Angela, Jenni, Dawn, Matthew (Chris), Tanner and Jordan and four great grandchildren: Rowan, Madison, Reagan and Marion.
She was our rock and our soft place to fall. She was a second mother to many, our friends growing up always felt so welcome and comfortable in this little house, it was full of love and honesty and great ears for listening, she would sit with you around the kitchen table and talk for hours. She had a wonderful knack for always being able to put herself in your shoes and help walk you through any problem. She was the mom everyone wished they had…we were so blessed to have her in our lives for 95 amazing years.
The home we grew up in, where she lived for almost 70 years always had an open-door policy. We hosted many great parties, BBQ’s, and holiday open house events over the years, it’s amazing to look back on old photos and see how many people they crammed into this tiny house, but it never felt crowded, just cozy and full of love…what a gift she had!
She loved to play games, especially card games! We spent many hours around the kitchen table playing cards, talking, and laughing. She loved blackjack… or “puce harry” as she would call it, poker and pinochle. We had the famous “fart quarter” which you would understand if you ever sat around her card table. Mom and dad looked forward to their annual Reno trip with their best friends Jim and Millie Thien. They also hunted around Crescent Lake every year in October and mom spent many of her birthdays in the mountains. Mom always had a book in her hand, enjoyed puzzles and in her younger years enjoyed a bit of gardening, and at one time she sewed at least 50% of our clothes, she loved to dance…she met my dad in a dance hall and a few of their favorites to dance to were Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck. She loved Halloween and would spend months planning her costume and would really “get into character”! We like to say, “they broke the mold when they made her”
She wished to have no formal service, was cremated and her ashes will be spread in the mountains with the love of her life of 50 years in the location they hunted every year.
We are planning a Walline style open-house and BBQ at her home on Sunday September 4th any time after 1pm. Please bring a small side dish to share, a great story to tell and a bag of change for poker! Plan to laugh, cry, tell stories, and let’s celebrate her beautiful life.