|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1910|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2010|
OBIT: Emma Louise Kuhman - Died: Sunday, October 03, 2010. Age: 100. Emma Louise Kuhman, 100 [100 yrs, 0 mos, 15 days], St. Charles, Ill., formerly of Lake Geneva and Yorkville, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. She was born Sept. 18, 1910, the daughter of Charles and Mary Stremmel Kuechler. She married Wilbur John "Webb" Kuhman Aug. 15, 1940, and they spent 35 years together before he died in 1975. They lived in Yorkville from 1939 until 1967, then moved to Lake Geneva. She was a teacher for many years with the Yorkville School District, teaching kindergarten and first grade. Louise was a member of the Yorkville Woman's Club for many years and later a member of the Lake Geneva Woman's Club. She was a former member of the Yorkville Methodist Church and the Lake Geneva United Methodist Church. She was a Cub Scout den mother for her three sons and a Brownie Girl Scout leader for her daughter. She enjoyed the piano, poetry writing and was a member of the ONO club in Yorkville. Louise is survived by her children, Richard (Shelia) Kuhman, Colfax, Jane (William) Wininger, St. Charles, Ill., and Robert Kuhman, Delavan; her daughter-in-law, Karen "Mikie" Kuhman, Cable; eight grandchildren; six, nearly seven, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Webb; her son, Gary; and her siblings. Funeral service at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Pkwy., Yorkville. Interment in Pavillion Cemetery, Yorkville. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
SOURCE: "Regional News", Lake Geneva, Walworth Co., WI.
Aged: 100 years, 00 months, 15 days.
Louise E. Kuhman passed away in her sleep, at the Provena Pine View Care Center, Saint Charles, Illinois on October 3rd, 2010 aged to 100 years, and 15 days. She was formerly a resident of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (until the Fall of 2008). Born, Emma Louise Kuechler on the 18th of September 1910, in Barry, IL. She was the 5th child and youngest daughter of Charles Edward Kuechler and Mary Marie Stremmel. The youthful Louise resided at various communities across Central and West-Central Illinois, as her father pursued his career (an educator and Superintendent of Schools). She began her own, teaching at a "one-room" school (complete with a hand-pump over a well, and a coal-fired pot-belly stove) to which she drove on dirt roads, in her "Tin Lizzie" (model-T Ford). Always the adventurous sort, she traveled via a "vintage" propeller aircraft to Havana, Cuba, and to Europe by steamship in the 1930's (just prior to the outbreak of WW-II). Louise married Wilbur John Kuhman on the 15th of August 1940 at the home of her sister in Normal, Illinois. The couple took up housekeeping in Yorkville, IL at the Kuhman family home on East Van Emmon Street. They moved to East Center Street, Yorkville in 1952, and to Lake Geneva, WI in 1966. For many years, Louise operated a private Kindergarten in her Yorkville home. She again taught in the Illinois Public Schools, and then in Walworth County, WI until her retirement. She bore four children: Richard Ned (Colfax, WI), Jane Ann Wininger (St. Charles, IL), Gary Lee (Cable, WI), Robert Charles (Delavan, WI). She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings (Edith Marie Orr, Amy Adelaide Hollowell, Ernest Charles Kuechler, and Helen Elizabeth Scott), her husband, and son, Gary. She is survived by 8 grandchildren (Jill, Linda, Heidi, Tim, Claire, Anne, Helene, James), 6 great-grand children (Skye, Ben, Eli, Will, Rose, Victoire), various nieces and nephews, and many friends. Louise was a life-long member of the United Methodist church in both Yorkville IL, and Lake Geneva WI. Funeral arrangements and memorial services were coordinated by: The Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, Yorkville. Internment: at the side of her husband, "Webb", in Pavilion Cemetery, Yorkville.
SOURCE: (son) Robert C. Kuhman
Barry, Pike Co., IL. (birth).
Alvin, Vermilion Co., IL. (with parents).
Homer, Champaign Co., IL, (" ").
Loda, Iroquois Co., IL. (" ").
Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL. (" ").
Normal, McLean Co., IL. (University years).
Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL. (married life).
Lake Geneva, Walworth Co., WI. (retirement).
Saint Charles, Kane Co., IL., Pine View Home.
SOURCE: (son & daughter) Robert C. & Jane A.
"Pale withered hands that for many years
Had wrought for others, soothed the hurt of tears,
Rocked children's cradles, eased the fever's smart.
Dropped tenderest balm in many an aching heart,
Now calmly folded, like rose leaves pressed,
Above the snow and silence of her breast.
In mute appeal they tell of labors done.
And well-earned rest that came with set of sun.
'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart;
We must forever part.
Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace.
But thy memory will be cherished
'Til we see thy heavenly face." K.
N.B. : The verse above, was written by (and read aloud by) Grandson, Charles Edward Kuechler during the 1902 memorial service for, Anna-Marie Adelheid Hamm-Wankel - and again by his Grandson, Robert Charles Kuhman during the 2010 memorial for mother...
[The second-reading idea had been discussed with Mom, and it was her wish that I do so ...and so it was. -RCK]
CHILDREN (data as of 08-Nov-2012):
i. Richard N. Kuhman, (living), m1.1968 Linda Jean Karales, div. no children; m2.2005 Sheila Poeschel (living).
ii. Jane A. Kuhmann, (living), m.1965 Wm. J. Wininger (living), 2 children.
iii. Gary L. Kuhman, b.23-Sep-1946, d.29-Sep-2004, m.1971 Karen M. Dahl (living), 2 children.
iv. Robert C. Kuhman, (living), m.1973 Nicole C. Arthaud, div. 1997, 3 children; eng. 1997, Jennifer A. Schieffer (living), 1 child, sep. 2000.
Charles Edward Kuechler (1872 - 1944)
Mary Marie Stremmel Kuechler (1874 - 1941)
Wilbur John Kuhman (1910 - 1975)
Gary Lee Kuhman (1946 - 2004)*
Edith Marie Kuechler Orr (1894 - 1956)*
Amy Adelaide Kuechler Hollowell (1895 - 1992)*
Ernest Charles Kuechler (1896 - 1972)*
Helen Elizabeth Kuechler Scott (1901 - 1994)*
Emma Louise Kuechler Kuhman (1910 - 2010)
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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