Wayne Kuhlmann, 92Wayne Adolph Kuhlmann, 92, died August 7, 2012 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Wayne Adolph Kuhlmann, 92, died August 7, 2012 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Wayne was born January 7, 1920 in Lester Prairie to Adolph and Mabel Marie (Wadel) Kuhlmann.
At the age of 7, they moved to Hamburg, where he finished his schooling.
Wayne was drafted into the Army and served from February 1942 to October 1945 in the South Pacific. His anti-aircraft unit served in Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and southern Philippines, Luzon.
After his discharge, he worked at the Oak Grove Creamery in Norwood and Brown and Bigelow in St. Paul. He returned to Hamburg to work in the bank.
Wayne moved to Glencoe in 1963 and worked at Lee’s Super Valu until his retirement at the age of 73.
He was active in the Church of Peace in Norwood. He served on many boards, the new building committee, and taught little children in the Awana program when he was in his late 70s.
While in Glencoe, he cared for his invalid mother. After her death, he was an active member of the American Legion, VFW, Masons, Shriners, and the Carver and McLeod County Historical Society.
In 2005, he moved to Alexandria to be closer to his brother.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wayne is survived by his brother, Vernon (Judith) Kuhlmann of Alexandria; and his nieces and nephews, Marie (Chris) Hillemeier of Olivia, George (Mary) Kuhlmann of Deerwood, Eileen Kuhlmann of Rosemont, and Steven (Jeannine) Kuhlmann of Highland Park, IL; and seven great nieces and nephews.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Casket bearers were George Kuhlmann, Steven V. Kuhlmann, Philip Kuhlmann, David Kuhlmann, Steven M. Kuhlmann and Chris Hillemeier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Knute Nelson and First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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