Richard Kuhlman

Richard Kuhlman

Sunday, October 24th, 1948 Monday, February 10th, 2020

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Obituary for Richard Kuhlman

Derby, KS – Kuhlman, Richard Allen (1948-2020)
Went to the arms of his Savior, Christ Jesus, on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Andover, Kansas.

Richard was born October 24, 1948 in Greeley, Colorado to Mildred (Weber) Kuhlman and Allen “Shorty” Kuhlman. Richard was a graduate of Smith Center High School in Smith Center, Kansas. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving honorably in combat in Vietnam. After his service to his country, Richard graduated from Ft. Hays State University and had a prosperous 29-year career with Boeing in Wichita.

On May 18, 1974, Richard married the love of his life Joan Marie Zorn of Smith Center, Kansas. At the time of his death, Richard resided in Derby, Kansas. Richard is survived by Joan, his wife of 45 years; his mother Mildred of Beloit, Kansas; his sister Shirley Stewart (Mike) of Barnard, Kansas; his daughters Sherri Brady (John) of Maple Valley, Washington and Julie Laffin (Greg) of Norman, Oklahoma; and his four grandsons, Alex Laffin, Thomas Laffin, Benjamin Brady, and Drew Laffin. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen.

Visitation will be from Wednesday, February 12th from 4pm to 8pm with the family receiving friends from 6pm to 8pm at Smith Mortuary, Derby. Memorial Service will be 2pm Thursday, February 13th at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby. Memorials to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73014. Please designate gifts towards heart disease in Richard's name, or to Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S Woodlawn, Derby.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
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    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
    family will greet from 6-8
  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Woodlawn United Methodist
    431 S Woodlawn Blvd
    Derby, Kansas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
    Pastor Lance Carrithers

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LeAnn Hicks

We were neighbors with the Kuhlmans. We are sorry to learn about Richard’s passing. Our sympathy and prayers to your family. Jim and LeAnn (Johnson) Hicks.
Comment | Posted at 05:33pm via Condolence

Terry & Claudia Kaser

So very surprised and sorry to hear of Richard's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family!
Terry & Claudia Kaser
Comment | Posted at 12:37pm via Condolence

Harry Simpson

Rest Richard, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Comment | Posted at 07:12pm via Condolence

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