Therese "Terri" KuehnelTherese “Terri”. Kuehnel, 52, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Therese Rene Kuehnel was born April 9, 1961 in Grand Forks, ND the daughter of Norman and Alice (Helle) Kuehnel. She was baptized in St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Thompson, ND and resided with her family in Thompson until the age of 7. She moved with her family to Grand Forks, where she was raised and completed her education. She received her First Holy Communion and was Confirmed in the Catholic Faith at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Terri loved her flower garden and always looked forward to planting flowers in the spring. She enjoyed reading Danielle Steele novels and listening to music, including country-western music. Christy Lane and Whitney Houston were among her favorite artists. Terri was a very private person and enjoyed solitude and staying in the background. For several years, Terri was a caregiver to a neighbor, Rhea Sundahl and later lovingly cared for her father after he suffered a stroke in 1988. Terri loved her nieces and nephews very much and was a Godmother to many of them. Her great-nephew, Zachary Robert Nelson, could always put a smile on her face and make her laugh, even while she was in the hospital. She loved her whole family and she will be terribly missed by all of them. Over the years, Terri enjoyed the companionship of several pets. Her cat, Muffin and her dogs, Wendy and Abby preceded her in death. Her present cat, Lucky and her present dog, Missy were a very significant and sustaining aspect of her life.