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Kent Kuhlman, 59 - August 29, 2007


Kent Keith Kuhlman, 59, of North Platte, formerly of Gothenburg, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at his home.
Memorial services were held Friday, Aug. 24, at the American Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating.
Kuhlman was born on June 19, 1948, at Gothenburg, to Ben and Rose Duis Kuhlman. He grew up on his parents’ farm south of Gothenburg and began his life as a farmer.
He attended high school at Gothenburg where he earned the nickname “Bear” while playing football on the winning state championship team in 1964.
Shortly after graduating from high school in 1966, he attained basic training with the Army, but was later diagnosed with diabetes. He then graduated from Hastings Tech College with a degree in auto and diesel mechanics.
On Dec. 7, 1968, he was united in marriage to Cathy Gauldreault of Cozad. To this union, three sons were born, Ryan, Chad and Benjamin Kuhlman.
He married Joy Sitorious of Gothenburg, on April 4, 1992. To this union, a daughter was born, Sonni Kuhlman of Gothenburg.
Kuhlman enjoyed going on hunting and fishing trips with his children and the company of friends and neighbors during trips to the lake, according to family members. He also enjoyed watching his children grow up and teaching them skills about driving a tractor and growing corn.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents, Ben and Rose; a brother, Roger; an infant sister, Sandra.
?Survivors include: his children and grandchildren—Ryan and Stacy Kuhlman (Dylan and Skyler) of Wallace, Chad and Hope Kuhlman (Kelsey, Keith and Kurt) of Gothenburg, Benjamin Kuhlman (fiancé, Bobbie Burk) of Omaha, and Sonni Kuhlman of Gothenburg; sisters—Carol (Don) Johnson of Gothenburg and Donna Graham of Columbus; nephew, Paul (Vi) Graham of Columbus.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg, NE 69138, or the Virginia Mason Diabetes Research Foundation, Mail Stop D1-MF, P.O. Box 1930, Seattle, WA 98111.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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