Rita B. Kuehl

Rita M. (Sidor) Kuehl, age 79, Cecil, passed away on Friday, July 13th, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Her husband was at her side.


Rita was born in Chicago, IL on October 30, 1938, a daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Domek) Sidor.  In earlier years, Rita worked as a telephone operator before becoming a wife and mother.  She was married to James “Jim” Kuehl in 1985 and they recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.  Rita worked at the Menominee Casino and also worked in the pro shop at Golden Sands Country Club for many years.


Rita enjoyed traveling and playing cards, fishing and the occasional trip to the casino.  She was a devoted catholic and attended mass regularly.  Rita was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.  She will be sadly missed.


Rita is survived by her husband, Jim, her children: Kristine (Russ) Johnson of Germantown and Thomas (Lori) Casey of Menasha; her step-children: Tom (Michelle) Kuehl of Green Bay, Steve Kuehl of Stiles, Gary (Calla) Kuehl of Fond du Lac, Laura Kuehl of Suamico and Kevin (Sonja) Kuehl of Green Bay.  She also leaves a brother, Pete (Laura) Sidor; six grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her son John Casey, her brother Thomas Sidor, her sister Grace Polder and her brother-in-law Armin (Jerry Ann) Kuehl.


For those wishing, memorials in Rita’s memory are appreciated to the Catholic Church of your choice.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 9 to 10:45 AM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (formerly Kuehl Funeral Home) 108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124.  A funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Fr. David Barrett officiating.  Interment will be in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.


The family wishes to thank the staff of Unity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Rita.




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

9 to 10:45 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

11 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124


Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

12:15 PM

Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery

S. Elm Avenue

Gillett, WI 54124


3 entries on “Rita B. Kuehl

  1. Dear Jim,

    I read of Rita’s passing yesterday. She was a beautiful and gracious lady. I will always remember her generous smile. You all are in my prayers.

  2. So very sorry Jim. Thoughts & prayers to you & your family. She was truly a remarkable and fun loving person.

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