Jan. 13, 1920-Aug. 18, 2010
Earl Hanks Kuhlemeyer, 90, of Vergas, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the Perham Memorial Home, where he resided the last two weeks.
Earl was born to Emerson and Lurhea (Hanks) Kuhlemeyer on January 13, 1920 in Candor Township, rural Vergas. He attended school at District 121, rural Vergas. Earl served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944-46, with overseas duty in China during World War II.
On February 27, 1949, Earl married Edith Gabrielson in Lake Park. He farmed and did road construction and trucking, which included being an independent trucker from 1977-93. Earl served on the Candor Town Board, was a member of the Vergas United Methodist Church, and was a member of VFW Post 7702 in Frazee. With the exception of his military time, Earl lived all his life in rural Vergas.
Surviving Earl are his wife, Edith Kuhlemeyer of Vergas; two sons, Neil (Dolores) Kuhlemeyer of Vergas and Arden (Deb) Kuhlemeyer of Pelican Rapids; one daughter, Joyce (Steve) Wagner of Fargo; daughter-in-law Robin (Kevin Kosiak) Kuhlemeyer of Vergas; eight grandchildren, Jennifer and Emery Kuhlemeyer, Clayton and Robert Kuhlemeyer, Jessica and Danielle Kuhlemeyer, Laura and Justin Wagner; two step-grandchildren, Amy and Brian Berseth; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Earl in death were his parents; one sister, Mildred and her husband, Lawrence Hendrickson of Audubon.
Memorials may be made to the Vergas United Methodist Church (PO Box 326, Frazee, MN, 56544).
A graveside service will be held at Vergas Village Cemetery, rural Vergas. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.