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Jerome "Jerry" Kuhlmann

August 26, 1926 — October 31, 2023

Long Prairie, Minnesota

Jerome "Jerry" Kuhlmann

 

Jerome J. "Jerry" Kuhlmann, age 97 of Long Prairie, went home to the Lord, at his home in the presence of his immediate family on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 2 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Joe Korf officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Little Falls.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 1 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10  to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. A special time of sharing and stories will be at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Jerome was born August 26, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota to Bernard and Alvina (Terwey) Kuhlmann. He was raised on a dairy farm in Ward Springs, Minnesota with his two sisters. He served in the Army from November of 1945 through December of 1946. He was stationed in the Philippines as part of the signal core (communications). After returning home he worked as a meat cutter in the Twin Cities. He met his forever dance partner and love of his life, Arlen Wyrwicki at the Pillsbury Ballroom. They were married on June 5, 1950, at the Sacred Heart Church in Flensburg, Minnesota. After living in the Twin Cities for several years they moved to Long Prairie where they bought a farm near Little Sauk.

Jerome and Arlen had two sons, Darryl and Jeffrey. Jerome worked at Larson Boatworks in Little Falls, Minnesota, and he delivered fuel oil for Hinnenkamp's of Little Sauk. Going to auctions was one of Jerome's favorite past times, along with dancing Saturday nights at the Diamond Point Ballroom. Jerome touched many lives with his humor and big heart throughout his 97 years.

Jerome was a member of the Little Sauk Legion for over fifty years. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Survivors are his sons, Darryl (Peggy) Kuhlmann of Long Prairie and Jeffrey (Kristie) Kuhlmann of Grey Eagle; grandchildren, Melissa Sunder of Garfield, Heather (Matthew) Kvilhaug of Sauk Centre, Cameron Kuhlmann of Long Prairie, Devin (Laura) Kuhlmann of Rockville, Maryland, Kali (Jeff) Grobyof Apple Valley, and DJ Kuhlmann of Long Prairie; great-grandchildren, Austin, Saundra, and Sebastian; great-great-grandchild, Delia; sisters-in-law, Arylis Velander and Carol (Conrad) Keech; and many nieces and nephews that were very special to him.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Arlen; parents and parents-in-law; sisters, Virgina and Marceline; brothers-in-law, Duane Ritter, Linus Super, Jean Velander, and Leonard Kulus; sister-in-law, Joane Kulus; neices, Barbara, Beverly, and Beth; and nephew, Kevin.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all his caregivers from Alternative Senior Care, who gave him years of companionship and laughed at his teasing! To his granddaughter, Heather and little Delia, who brought him his favorite meals and cookies every week. We also give hugs and appreciation to the nurses and staff of Moments Hospice who were there to help Jeffrey and Kristie care for Jerome in his home on those last days. God Bless all of you who blessed Jerome.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Melrose

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Saturday, December 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 2, 2023

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