Lunettie Fern (Weed) Juranek 1932-2019
Lunettie Fern (Weed) Juranek was born July 30, 1932 to Myron Herbert Weed, Sr., and Edna Bird (Wheaton) Weed in Haigler, Nebraska at her grandmother’s house. She passed away at the Wray Community District Hospital November 11, 2019 at the age of 87.
Lunettie attended country school from first to eighth grades and ninth to twelfth grade was in Laird with her graduation service in 1950 being held in Wray.
After graduation, Lunettie babysat and kept house for the Palmrose’s. She traveled to California on the train and during the two years there she worked in the fruit cannery, did door to door sales and numerous other jobs. After returning to Wray, she worked in various cafes. Other jobs included working for Bob and Patty Clouse at Wray Bakery and for Bill and Norma Jean Miller at Miller’s True Value.
May 19, 1954, she married Lester Juranek in Raton, New Mexico and to this union four children were born: Nadine Ann – January 6, 1955; Bruce Edward – July 26, 1956; Kristina Mae – March 30, 1961 and Jimmy Dean – December 26, 1964.
December 7, 1968, Lunettie was baptized into Christ by David T. Brock and was a faithful member of the Wray Church of Christ until her passing.
Along with her sister-in-law, Marge Shivley, they owned and operated the Repeat Boutique for many years. After retiring from there, she needed to keep busy, so she volunteered at the 55 and Over Club until January 2019. She quilted with the gals and enjoyed that time together. Rubber stamping was another of her passions, creating beautiful cards for family and friends.
Family time was very important to Lunettie and when the kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were together it was the highlight of her life.
Lunettie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester; sisters Dorla Mae Rose and Eileen Faye Weed; brothers Myron Herbert Weed, Jr. and Walter Ray Weed and great granddaughter, Alison Rose Turner.
Left to mourn her passing and pass on family traditions are her children: Nadine (Mark) Turner of Julesburg; Bruce Juranek (Jolene Wingfiled) of Wray; Kris (Alan) Krueger of Wray; and Jim (Carolyn) Juranek of Limon; grandchildren Ryan (Brittany) Juranek of Mauldin, SC; Andi (Will) Weisshaar of Julesburg; Rachel Juranek of Greeley; Missy (Cliff) Lee of Phoenix, AZ; Aaron Krueger (Lindsey Flynn) of Greeley; Heather (Jim) Gillespie of Goodland, KS and James Paul (Shylah) Juranek of Castle Rock; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Eunice Weed; Marge Shivley and Virgie (Jack) Gleason of Oregon and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.