James E. "Jim" Kuhn, Sr., 85

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. 


Survivors include:

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

9 Grandchildren

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


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

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