Timothy George Kuhn, 63
Timothy G. Kuhn, 63 of Birnamwood, died on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving and dedicated wife, Jean. Being the stubborn goat that he was, Tim died having enjoyed years spent ignoring doctors’ advice and raising cane for those around him. He stared cancer in the face for 16 months and went out fighting despite his elation over the anticipated reunion with the Lord, Our Savior, his son Mark Timothy and his mother, Eva Kuhn.
He was born on November 11, 1954 in New Mexico to the late Louis W. Kuhn and Eva Hartman Kuhn. Tim was intelligent, witty and a staunch advocate of those with special needs.
Tim graduated from Juneau High School in 1972 and served in the United States Army from 1974-1976. After an honorable discharge, he became a butcher, prompting his life-long love for making his own brats, sausage, and bacon. He married Gloria Jean Giese and together they had a son, Kyle Kuhn, in 1986. Tim was inspired to become a Registered Nurse after watching Gloria lose her battle with cancer in 1988.
Tim realized lightening does strike twice when he married the second love of his life, Jean Rader, in 1989. Tim’s second son, Mark, was born in 1988. Tim and Jean fostered Mark as an infant and officially adopted Mark in 1991. Tim was proud of his sons and especially proud when Kyle joined the United States Air Force in 2010.
Tim is survived by his wife, Jean Kuhn of Birnamwood; his son, Kyle Kuhn, of Colorado Springs, CO; his siblings, Regan (Joe) Kanaley of Mexico, NY, Bridget Wilson of Eldorado City, CA, Nancy (Frank) Nichols of Tuscon, AZ, Christine (Sam) Sampley of Marion, MT, William Kuhn of Happy Camp, CA, Guy Kuhn of Oconto Falls, WI, Eva (Robert) Moreno of Glendale, AZ, Maria (Terry ) Frederick of Menomonee, WI and Thaddeus Kuhn of Palm Harbor, FL and many nieces, nephew, cousins and extended family.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Eva Kuhn; his son, Mark Timothy Kuhn; his first wife, Gloria Kuhn; his mother and father-in-law, John and Anna Rader; his brothers-in-law, John Rader and Edward Paul Wilson; his sister-in-law, Sharon Kuhn as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, clients and friends.
The family would like to thank LeRoyer Hospice of Antigo, Dr. Christopher Peterson and staff, and especially the wonderful nurses and friends who helped care for and nurture Tim during his final days. A special thank you also goes out to Father Tony Ibekwe for his multiple phone calls and visits.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. Fr. Anthony Ibekwe will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the spring in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday at the church beginning at 9:30 AM until the time of service. Military rites will be conducted by Darling-Gunderson Post #341, American Legion. A celebration of life meal for family and close friends will follow the Mass at Chet and Emil’s.