(Amiel) Gene TenHulzen

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(Amiel) Gene TenHulzen

(Amiel) Gene TenHulzen was born in Firth, Nebraska on December 13, 1925 to John A. and Hannah (DeBoer) TenHulzen.  He served in the army during 1945. He married Beulah (Languis) TenHulzen on June 2, 1949.  Gene was a member of the Pella Reformed Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Deacon and Elder. 

He is survived by his wife of 72 years Billie (Beulah) TenHulzen, daughter Joleen (Stewart) Huneke, Wilber, NE sons-in-law Leroy (Marcia Lamberson) Brown, Prague, NE, Dale (Connie) Rood, Seward, NE. Sister-in-law, Susie Languis, Los Angeles, CA. Grandchildren Lance and Kelli Cummins-Brown Nashotah, WI, Lucas and Jill Brown, Lincoln, NE, Lydee Jo (Brown) and Chris Krueger, Pierce, NE, Riley Rood, Lincoln, NE, Hannah (Rood) and Robert Feeley, London, England, Barrett and Karla Huneke, St. Paul, NE, Faith Huneke, Clay Center, NE.  Great Grandchildren, Emery, Arden Cummins-Brown, Kaitlyn, Jailyn and Landon Brown, Boston, Brecken and Brynlee Krueger, and Briggs Huneke

Gene was preceded in death by his daughters, Lynette Brown (2015) and Deb Rood (2003), his parents, parent-in-law and three sisters and their spouses and a brother-in-law. Eileen and Ed Baker, JoAnn and Les Calkins, Shirley and Virgil Oldemeyer, and Lloyd Languis. Great grandchild, Madilyn Brown

Gene and Billie dairy farmed and farmed the land until their retirement.  At that time Gene continued his life-long hobby of woodworking and carpentry.  He built furniture for each and everyone of his family members.

One of his greatest gifts was his ability to talk with his Lord and Savior through praying.  Gene and Billie’s daily devotions always included praying for each and everyone of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by name.

Funeral services will be 10:00AM, Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Pella Reformed Church, Adams NE.  Family will greet friends and family from 5-8PM Wednesday at Metcalf Funeral Home Firth, NE.

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