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John Paul Kueffer

March 31, 1928 ~ December 13, 2013


John “Paul” Kueffer went peacefully to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2013 at 11:56 p.m. He was 85 years old. A celebration of life will be held Jan. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Prineville Church of the Nazarene.

Paul was born March 31, 1928 to John and Vera Kueffer on an isolated ranch in southeastern Montana, a true Pioneer. He attended a one room country grade school and graduated from Sheridan high in 1946. He was in the Marines during the Korean Conflict. After returning John worked on many ranches including his fathers. Paul attended Eastern Montana college, graduating with a degree in biology in 1968.

That summer he married Elizabeth Robocker and began work with the U.S. forest service. After retirement in 1983, Paul and Elizabeth went into full time ministry traveling with a group of carpenters remodeling and rebuilding churches and other Christian outreach facilities. The couple then settled in Prineville in 1989 where Paul continued to serve the community and churches. Paul was a true servant to the Lord and loved his community. John Paul is lovingly remembered as a man of strong faith and kindness.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Elizabeth; sister Carolyn Foran; honorary daughters Gloria Neville and Christine Fox; honorary granddaughter Corenia Murphy; cousin Eric Palmer; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prineville Church of the Nazarene Redemption House; One Heart Many Hands, as well as hospice through Whispering Pines Funeral Home 185 NE 4th Street Prineville, OR 97754.