James E. “Jim” Kuhn, Sr., 85, of Winamac, IN passed away at 9:30 AM on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. He was born on June 1, 1935 in Winamac to the late Jonas M. and Genevieve R. [Weaver] Kuhn. On June 16, 1956, Jim married the late Shirley A. Schramm at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. They raised four children, James, Jr., Debra, Diana, and David whom they supported in all their 4H and school sports endeavors. After their children graduated from high school, Jim and Shirley hosted 5 exchange students over the years; two students from Japan and three students from Germany. They traveled to Germany to visit one exchange student, Rapheal, in Germany years later.
Jim was a lifelong farmer and was retired from Plymouth Tube in Winamac. After retirement, he worked at Olson Auctions in Winamac for several years. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Logansport, IN. Jim was an active member of the Northern Indiana Power from the Past and longtime manager of the Community Center at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds. He enjoyed spending time at the Von Tobel Senior Center at Pulaski County Human Services in Winamac.
Jim was a kind and friendly man who did not know a stranger. He loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Debra A. (Marc) Baumgardt, Lafayette, IN Daughter
David H. Kuhn, Logansport, IN Son
Diana L. (Davis) Bigelow, Raymond, Alberta, Canada Daughter
James (Kerrie) Kuhn, Jr., Las Vegas, NV Son
21 Great Grandchildren
Frances Knouff, Winamac, IN Sister
Many Nieces and Nephews
Preceeded in death by:
Jonas M. and Genevieve R. [Weaver] Kuhn, Parents
Shirley A. [Schramm] Kuhn, Wife
Douglas Gunter, Grandson
Mary Pletka, Sister
Bernice Braun, Sister
Agnes Bosung, Sister
Theresa Olson, Sister
Sister Ruth Ann Kuhn, Sister
Leona Sommers, Sister
Ralph Kuhn, Brother
Richard Kuhn, Brother
Leonard Kuhn, Brother
Infant Triplet Siblings
Visitation will be from 4 PM-8PM EST, Friday, November 13, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10 AM EST at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN, with Bishop Rich Tucker officiating.
Burial will take place at Reed Cemetery in Winamac, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or PEAK Community Services or Von Tobel Senior Center at Pulaski County Human Services.
Online Tributes may be made at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.