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Herbert Walter Kuehn

November 26, 1957 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 63)


Herbert "Herb" Walter Kuehn was born on November 26, 1957 in Toronto, Canada and passed away unexpectedly at home doing what he loved at the age of 63 on Friday, March 19, 2021.

He immigrated to Germany at the age of five where he later went on to serve as a Staff Sergeant in the Luftwaffe. He then immigrated to the United States 1982 where he met his future wife April Althouse on his first day in the United States.

Herb's career was spent in precision component manufacturing and sales and was semi-retired from NN Inc/Autocam.

Charismatic and always entertaining those around him, he loved to make people laugh. Herb's zest for life radiated in all that he did. From traveling to relaxing on the patio, he was most happy tinkering around his property and being surrounded by those he loved with a good glass of wine. He was very proud to become a naturalized citizen in 2017. Herb had a thirst for learning and a love of nature. He was a gifted musician and could play many instruments- accordian, dulcimer, harmonica, piano and guitar. His many hobbies included music, growing orchids, birdwatching, gardening, beekeeping, golfing, researching up and coming technology and most recently perfecting sourdough bread making. Herb will be especially missed by his loving and devoted family and his vast circle of friends.

In addition to his wife, April, he is survived by his children, Eric Kuehn (Karla) and Martina Kerschen (Brice), two grandchildren, Charlie and Wyatt, sisters Waltraud Schaber, Brigitte Gray (Morgan) and Irmtraud Klick. Preceding him in death were his parents Herbert and Gertrud Kühn (Lotz), sister Elvira and brother Manfred.

Visitation for Herb will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 11:00 until 1:00 PM at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, Michigan 49068. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Porter Cemetery in Convis Township, Michigan with Dr. Ralph Cates, Pastor / Chaplain officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice.

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March 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US Hwy 27 N
Marshall, MI 49068

Graveside Ceremony
March 25, 2021

1:30 PM
Porter Cemetery
N Drive North
Convis, MI 49068


Charity of the donor's choice

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