Robert Edgar Kuhl was born on September 26, 1935 to Edgar and Elizabeth (Meints) Kuhl at his parents home near Elk Creek Nebraska. He was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tecumseh, Nebraska on June 5, 1949 by Pastor Joseph Gerken. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1953. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family came right after his religious faith. Bob was always one to help anyone down on their luck. He was always one that anyone could call on and knew that he would be able to help.
Bob started working for Chuck Morrissey when he was 14 years old and he always said that was his favorite job. In 1955, he married Margaret Shew of Crab Orchard and they lived in Beatrice where he worked for Dempsters. After returning to the farm where he had grown up, Bob joined the National Guard and started a family. He and Margaret raised three sons, Larry, Gary and Terry-they were Bob's greatest joy. Raising the boys involved a lot of sports. Bob loved being a coach, referee, and an announcer at the American Legion games. He and Margaret always traveled to the away games and were well known for having extra kids tag along.
In 1980, Bob and Margaret started Kuhl Trenching and Excavating and in 1994 they built The Cream Station (which is now Fraziers Cafe.) Both were family endeavors with everyone pitching in. By now, Bob was so very proud of the three daughters-in-law that had come along and he always doted on them. Margaret passed away in 1996 and he gives credit to his daughters-in-law, and grandkids for getting him through the years of her illness. In 1997, Bob married Amy Childress and she came with two daughters that Bob quickly loved and adored.
Bob loved traveling all of his life. He attended a lot of Husker athletic events and his pride and joy was watching all of his grandchildren participate in sports. He was famous for always having a grandkid with him no matter where he went.
He passed away at his home in Tecumseh, Nebraska on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Robert will be lovingly remembered by his wife Amy, sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kelly Kuhl of Tecumseh, Gary and Jane Kuhl of Elk Creek and Terry and Lisa Kuhl of Tecumseh, step-daughters and husbands, Holly and Dan Denton of Gretna and Courtney and Rick Whittet of Berthoud, CO, grandchildren, Molly and Matt Schaardt, Taylor and Sara Kuhl, Alex and Holly Kuhl, Katie and Mike Atkins, Anna Kuhl and fiancee' Robert Jones, Derek and Jamie Kuhl, Nathan Kuhl, Garett and Gavin Denton and Evelyn and William Whittet, great-grandchildren, Cooper and Blakely Kuhl and Bruin Schaardt. He also leaves behind several loving cousins, and other family members as well as a host of dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Margaret, parents, Edgar and Elizabeth Kuhl, brother, Vernon Kuhl, sisters, Marlene Havekost and Wilma Antholz and grandson Aaron Kuhl.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Marcel Kohlmeyer officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, with family greeting from friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may go to the St. John’s Lutheran Church or Beatrice Asera Care Hospice.
Interment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with full military honors with the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team and the Tecumseh American Legion and VFW Post.
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