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Donald Kuhlman

Donald Lee ""Don"" Kuhlman

April 21st, 1927 - September 8th, 2020
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Donald L. Kuhlman, 93, of Hazel, SD, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2020 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Paul Janke officiating. Karen Livingston will be the organist.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be in the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Grover, SD.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Kuhlman, Matthew Kuhlman, Daniel Moffenbier, Nicholas Moffenbier, David Mischke and Darin Mischke.

Donald's services will be recorded and posted to the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel website when available.

Donald Lee Kuhlman, 93, was born on April 21, 1927 to George and E. Esther (Barr) Kuhlman in Pelican Township, South Dakota. He passed away on September 8, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Health Care System.
Donald grew up on a farm east of Grover, SD in Pelican Township. He attended Pelican Country School #39 through the eighth grade. He then stayed home and worked on the farm with his father.

Donald was united in marriage to Lyndren Eileen (Johnson) Kuhlman at Thomas Methodist Church on September 10, 1950. The two were blessed with 67 happy years of marriage and four children.

Donald entered into the U.S. Army on September 28, 1951 and served in Germany during the Korean War. He was a Corporal in the 16th Infantry Regiment 1st Division U.S. Army. He was discharged September 9, 1953. After he served, Donald continued to farm and purchased the Owen Barr farm in 1954 where they raised their family. Donald farmed well into his old age.

Donald was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Grover, SD where he served as Elder for many years. When Emmanuel closed in 2004, he transferred his membership to St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he attended faithfully.

Donald served on the Kampeska Township Board for 37 years. He also served on the Sioux Rural Water Board for many years. He loved traveling with Lyndren to visit family and friends across the States. He enjoyed going to town most mornings for breakfast and coffee with friends. Farming was his life, he liked to stay busy and tinker in his shop. Donald had a giving nature; he was always looking for ways to help his family and others. He helped many people get started with farming. He was a stern man with a good sense of humor. He loved farming and worked extremely hard his whole life. His warm greeting and big smile will be missed by many.

Donald will be missed by his sons: Brian (Glenda) Kuhlman, Todd Kuhlman, Karl (Heide) Kuhlman all of Watertown. His ten grandchildren: Zachary (Claire) Kuhlman of Fargo, ND. Matthew (Elizabeth) Kuhlman, Rachel Kuhlman both of Watertown. Jeffery Kuhlman of Texas. Chloe Kuhlman, Ryan Kuhlman both of Minnesota. Daniel Moffenbier, Nicholas (Katherine) Moffenbier both of Watertown. Hannah Moffenbier of Aberdeen, SD. Eric Kuhlman of Watertown. Two great-grand children: Avery and James Moffenbier of Watertown. Sister: Monica Mischke of Denver, CO. In-Laws: Ronnie (Kaye) Johnson of Watertown. Cokey Johnson of Henry, SD. Gayle Johnson of Alexandria, MN.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents George and Esther, wife Lyndren, daughter Debra, brothers Howard and Robert, and his best friend and army buddy Harold Patterson of Kentucky..
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  • Visitation

    Sunday September 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday September 13th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Monday September 14th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday September 14th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Martin's Lutheran Church
    Address
    1200 Second St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Officiant
    Pastor Paul Janke
  • Interment

    Location
    Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    Address
    Grover, SD 57242
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Our dearest brother and uncle will remain in our hearts forever.
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Karl, Hannah and the rest of your family, my deepest condolences for the loss of Donald, He was a great man and that reflected on you Karl. With Love
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