Merrill James Kuhlman was born the son of Alfred and Mary (Bonar) Kuhlman on June 20, 1941 in Soldier, Iowa, and departed this life January 30, 2013 at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 71 years.
He is survived by his loving companion, Avalee Fanning of the home in Alton, Missouri; her children, Arvel Fanning, Kevin Fanning and wife, Jackie, and Becky Long; his children, Scott Kuhlman and wife, Nan, Jens Kuhlman, Jennifer Clark, and Peggy Tucholski and husband, Eric; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Kuhlman and wife, Wanda; three sisters, Vera Wilson, Ruth Siler, and Lois Surber; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary Kuhlman; and six brothers, Leo, Leonard, Charles, Harold, Kenneth, and Gerald Kuhlman.
Merrill served his country in the United States Army. He will be remembered as a loving companion, father, grandfather, and friend and will be truly missed by all.
Graveside Memorial Services will be Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2:00
PM at the Hickory Grove Cemetery at Alton, Missouri with Brother Bill Bales officiating.