Services will be 10:30 A.M,. Thursday October 18, 2012 at the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet, Iowa Rev. Barb Weier will officiate with burial in the Liberty Township Cemetery near Calumet, Iowa
Visitation will be after 3 P.M. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.
Donald Kuehl, the son of Irene Kuehl Hoppe was born June 3, 1926 in O’Brien County, Iowa. The family lived near Calumet, Iowa. He attended country school and then Calumet school, graduating from the 8th grade. He then worked for farmers in the area. He served for his country from 1946 to 1947 during W.W. II. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Koch March 3, 1949 in Calumet. They worked for two farmers for six years and then moved to Helen Reimer’s farm south of Calumet and lived there from 1966 until the present. He retired from farming in 1992. Because of failing health he entered the Sutherland Care Center several weeks ago and passed away there on Sunday, October 14, 2012 reaching the age of 86 years, 4 months and 11 days.
He was baptized and confirmed at the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet. He served on the church council and was a member of the Calumet Legion, Sutherland Legion and the Calumet Community Club.
Donald leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mary Ann of 63 years of rural Paullina; two daughters, Lanna Kay Kuehl of Houston, Texas and Nancy Ann Kuehl of Norwalk, Iowa; two sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Becky Kuehl of Sanborn, Iowa and Gary and Sherry Kuehl of Hartley, Iowa; five grandchildren, Cody and Lexie Kuehl, Kelly Lange, Dustin and Hunter Kuehl; his adopted mother, Helen Reimers of Sutherland Care Center; brothers, Merle Kuehl of Granville and Terry Hoppe of Calumet; a former daughter-in-law, Helen Kuehl; also other relatives and many
He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Kuehl Hoppe, three sisters-in-law, Gerda Kuehl, Dorothy Koch, Dorothy Fischer; two brothers-in-law, Arnold Carlson and Marlin Fischer; also aunts and uncles on the Kuehl side of the family.