Charles Kuehn

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Charles Kuehn

April 23, 1940 - March 08, 2019

Charles Kuehn Charles Fred Kuehn Jr., of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed Friday, March 8, 2019, at home with loved ones. Charlie was born April 23, 1940, in Evansville, Ind. His parents were Charles Fred Kuehn Sr. and Ruth S. (Schellhase) Kuehn.
Charlie was united in marriage to Geniene (Hess) Kuehn on January 5, 1959.
Charlie worked for Yellow Freight System from 1959 to 1972. He then worked for Kuehn Construction from 1972 to 1978. He spent the rest of his working days at True Value Hardware, making people smile.
Charlie was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Baxter Springs. He was a Boy Scout leader for over 40 years, where he achieved the Silver Beaver Award for his service to scouting. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with his family. Charlie was known for his sense of humor and orneriness, and always had a huge smile with a laugh that was recognizable to all. To know him was to love him.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geniene Kuehn, of the home; one daughter, Shannon (Kuehn) Perry and husband, Dave, of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; three sons, Charles Kuehn III and wife, Pam, of Joplin, Mo., Brian Kuehn and wife, Cheryl, of Joplin, and Darrin Kuehn and wife, Terry, of Olathe, Kan.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Kuehn and wife, Beverly; sister-in-law Charlene Hill Stapleton and husband, Chuck; brother-in-law, John Hess and wife, Shirley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be Rosary and visitation at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 11, at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, at Derfelt's Baxter Capel, Baxter Springs. Burial will follow at Lowell (Kan.) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Foundation of the Home Builders Association of SWMO, to support construction trade school students, or Avalon Hospice, in care of the funeral home.
Published on March 10, 2019
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2 posts

Jacque Long
Mar 11, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jerry Underhill
Mar 10, 2019
One of the best men I have ever met. Will truly miss you my friend. Rest in Peace.