Obituary – Kurt A. Kuhl

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LINCOLN — Kurt A. Kuhl, 90, died May 7, 2013, at his home in Lincoln.

Visitation was May 10 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Services were May 11 at Lincoln Memorial Park, with Military Rites performed by The American Legion Post 3, the VFW and the National Guard. Pastor Wayne Alloway officiated.

Kurt was born June 3, 1922, to John and Greta (Dobirr) Kuhl in Wilster, Germany. He grew up and graduated from high school in Coleridge. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941-1945. Following the war, he earned his commercial pilots license. Kurt married Pearl (Vallis) June 3, 1951. Soon after they were married, Kurt and Pearl bought the first Kuhl’s Restaurant. They served family, friends and all of Lincoln’s finest for over 30 years.

Kurt was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, talented oil painter, avid stamp collector and flower garden enthusiast. He had a beautiful singing voice and performed for many special occasions at his church, Southminster United Methodist Church.

Kurt is survived by his wife, Pearl; sons and spouses, Kurt and Mary Kuhl, and Paul and Maggie Kuhl; grandchildren, Ryan (Nicole) Kuhl, Amy (Jason) Judd, and Emily Kuhl; great-grandson, Hudson Judd, and a great-granddaughter, on the way; sisters-in-law, Vi Kuhl and Ruby Vallis; brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, John and Nancy Vallis; goddaughter, Diane Anderson and godson, Doug Schrieber; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to Southminster United Methodist Church and Tabitha Hospice.