Obituary – Harold M. Kuehler

Harold M. Kuehler

CROFTON — Harold M. Kuehler, 87, Crofton, died April 10, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center, Bloomfield.
Visitation, with a Vigil Service and Video Tribute, was April 12 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, and will resume one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be April 13, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating.
Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery, Crofton.
Pallbearers are Chris Kuehler, Mark Kuehler, Ryan Gevens, Tyler Schmidt and Alan Schmidt.


Harold was born March 28, 1924, at Lindsay, to Louis F. and Rose M. (Schumacher) Kuehler. He grew up and lived in the Crofton area all of his life. He attended school in Constance. Harold married Betty Huchtmeier Jan. 6, 1953, at Crofton. Harold farmed until 1961, and then worked for a year and a half for the Port of Entry, South Yankton. Harold then worked for Fullerton Lumber in Yankton for 30 years. He has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Center, Bloomfield, since Oct. 30, 2007.
Harold was a former member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee, and was currently a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Crofton; and a member and former Governor of the Moose Lodge 1356 in Yankton.
He liked to play cards, watch baseball and was a charter member of the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course. He especially enjoyed the many trips he and his son in law, Willard, took delivering hay to Missouri.
Harold is survived by four children and their spouses, Steven and Norma Kuehler, Crofton; Gwen Gevens, Yankton, S.D.; Karen and Willard Schmidt, Yankton, S.D.; David and Shari Kuehler, Yankton, S.D.; seven grandchildren, Chris and Maggie Kuehler, Mark and Jenny Kuehler, Ryan and Teresa Gevens, Adrienne and Brian Burris, Carmen and Adam Meyer, Tyler Schmidt and Alan Schmidt; five great-grandchildren; a brother and wife, Wilfred and Ann Kuehler, Hartington; a sister, Marjorie Wuestewald, Yankton, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Betty, June 9, 1998, at the age of 64.