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Donald D. Kuhn 1935-2015

Aug 6, 2015

A memorial service for Donald D. Kuhn of Emmetsburg will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The family will greet friends two hours prior to the service at the church. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Dean Kuhn, son of Roscoe and Orvilla (Knutson) Kuhn, was born Sept. 10, 1935, in Rodman. He attended school in Rodman, and he was a graduate of Emmetsburg High School.

Following his education, Don enlisted in the United States Navy. After his service, Don was united in marriage to Norma Johnson on Feb. 14, 1960 at the United Methodist Church in Harcourt.

Don and Norma made their home in Emmetsburg where they raised their two children. Don worked as a jukebox operator for his father before joining the Palo Alto Reminder as a press operator. He later owned and operated Kuhn’s Marine in Emmetsburg. Don also worked at Wentzel’s True Value in Emmetsburg where he enjoyed working with small engines.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg and he was a member of Five Island Golf where he enjoyed playing in the Senior League. Don enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and spending time on the computer. He was fond of the time spent at the Lost Island cabin, and more than anything, Don loved to be with his family and friends.

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, Don passed away at the North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Norma of Emmetsburg; daughter, Deanna Fales and husband, Jim of Albert City; son, Mark and wife Carmen of Riverview, FL; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Assn. or the American Cancer Society.

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