Elmer P. Kuhn, age 93, of Elkhart Lake passed away late Tuesday evening, June 24, 2014, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility.

Elmer was born April 14, 1921, on the Kuhn Homestead in the town of Rhine a son of the late Otto and Meta Kraemer Kuhn. He attended the Lime Kiln Grade school in the town of Rhine.

On July 18, 1942, Elmer married Mildred A. Bunge at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kiel.

In his younger days, he worked his way across the United States shucking grain and picking peaches in California. After his marriage, he worked at S & R Cheese Co. in Plymouth for 60 cents an hour, Crystal Lake Sand and Gravel, Road America at Turn #5 replacing hay bales and hauled cattle to the Milwaukee stockyards for 27 years.

The couple resided and operated the family farm following their marriage. Mildred preceded him in death May 30, 2008.

Elmer was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (formerly St. George Catholic Church) in Elkhart Lake where he served on the Church Council for many years. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council #1789 in Plymouth.

He also served on the Elkhart Lake School Board and was a former member of the Elkhart Lake Lions Club.

He enjoyed fishing of all types from sturgeon to perch, trapping, hunting, playing cards, raising any kind of crops and gardening and cherished spending those special moments with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by three daughters: Jean (Andrew) Wondra of Plymouth, Mary Lou Spindler of Kiel and Marjorie (Marlow) Schubert of Elkhart Lake; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one sister, Viola Feldmann of Elkhart Lake and two sisters-in-law, Ms. Lucille Bunge of New Holstein and Sister Rosita Bunge of Silver Lake College of Manitowoc. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mildred; one son, Richard and his wife, Judy; one in-law, Roger Spindler; one brother, Lester Kuhn and his wife, Marie; and one brother-in-law, Le- Roy Feldmann.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning, June 28, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. Father Dan Volkert, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial took place in the St. Thomas Aquinas North Cemetery, Elkhart Lake.

A memorial fund is being established in Elmer’s name.

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The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to send special thanks to the hospice staff of St. Nicholas Hospice and to the wonderful nurses and staff at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility for all your care and compassion given to Elmer.

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