James F. “Jim” Kuehl

James F. “Jim” Kuehl, age 83, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.


Jim was born in Gillett on April 29, 1935, a son of the late Frank and Norma (Larsen) Kuehl.  He attended local schools and was a graduate of Gillett High School.  Jim served briefly in the US Army during the Korean War, returning home to help his ailing father run the family businesses; Kuehl’s Furniture and Funeral Home.  Jim would later focus on running the Furniture Store while his brother, Armin ran the funeral home.


Jim was a great lover of baseball and was left handed pitcher.  He once tried out for the Atlanta Braves.  Jim also spent over 37 years as a letter carrier for the post office.  In addition, he ran several taverns and other area establishments, including the Legion Arcade as well as River Island Country Club, of which he was a member.


Jim was an avid golfer and an even bigger Packer fan.  He and his wife Rita traveled to Las Vegas many times over the years.  Jim played lots of golf with family and friends and was the winner of a number of tournaments and club championships.  He enjoyed cards and gambling and was well known at many of the areas establishments to stop in for their daily games, etc.  Jim loved to live and play hard and fast.  He will be sadly missed.


Jim is survived by his 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; his step-children: Kristine (Russ) Johnson of Germantown and Thomas (Lori) Casey of Menasha; her step-children:.  He also leaves 11 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, his former wife Joann, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Rita and his brother Armin (Jerry Ann) Kuehl.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday, September 29, 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.  Interment will be in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.


The family wishes to thank the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care of Evergreen at Shawano for their kind and compassionate care of Jim.




Saturday, September 29, 2018

9 to 10:45 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 East Main Street

Gillett,WI 54124

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 29, 2018

11 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 East Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

Graveside Service

Saturday, September 29, 2018

12 Noon

Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery

S. Elm Avenue

Gillett, WI 54124

3 entries on “James F. “Jim” Kuehl

  1. My sincere condolences to all the family of Jim Kuehl. My late husband, Orrie Ritter, played ball with him in the 50’s and 60’s. Always a fun time! May he rest in peace!

  2. My heartfelt sympathies to Jim’s family. Sorry I couldn’t be there with all to say good bye. I called to talk with Jim but didn’t get that chance. I’m Mary’s sister. Love and prayers to all.

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