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Armin F. Kuehl
Armin F. Kuehl, 87, of Green Bay, formerly of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.
Born Sept. 9, 1930 in Gillett, to the late Frank and Norma (Larsen) Kuehl, he attended local schools and graduated from Gillett High School. He attended UW-Ripon prior to joining the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and served along with the 95th Bombardment Group and flew a combat tour as a B-26 gunner out of Pusan, Korea. He married the former Jerry Sparks and they lived in Gillett with their two children.
He worked for many years in his family's business, Kuehl's Furniture and Funeral Home. He focused his later years on the funeral home and served countless Gillett area families for over four decades. He was community minded and served in various on many boards including Gillett Lions as a charter member, Gillett American Legion, Gillett VFW, Gillett non-profit housing authority, Gillett Industrial Development Corporation and was a past member of the Gillett Masonic Lodge No. 344 F. & A.M. Prior to retiring to Green Bay, they were members of St. John's Lutheran Church.
An avid and enthusiastic golfer, he was a founding member of River Island Country Club of which he was past club champion, past member of Golden Sands Country Club and Green Bay Country Club. He had many holes in one and along with his son, Jeff, won the Father-Son State Championship in 1980. He also won the Cherryland Open in Door County and the Senior Championship at Green Bay Country Club. His love of golf was shared by the family and was a favorite pastime.
They wintered in Clearwater Beach, Fla. for many years and visited Hawaii, San Diego, Mexico and Las Vegas with friends. They later enjoyed time with family in their Green Bay home.
He is survived by his two children, Pamela (Robert) Van Dyke of De Pere and Jeff Kuehl of De Pere; a brother, James "Jim" (Rita) Kuehl of Cecil, nephews, Tom, Steve, Gary and Kevin Kuehl; a niece, Laurie Kuehl and an uncle, Joe (Marion) Kuehl of Milwaukee.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry.
Visitation was held at Legacy Funeral Chapels in Gillett on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Earl Vorpagel III officiated followed by interment with full military honors at Wanderer's Rest Cemetery.