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2012-09-28 / Obituaries

Robert “Jim” Herman Kuehn

December 28, 1931 - September 23, 2012

Robert Herman “Jim” Kuehn was born on December 28, 1931 in Giddings, Texas to Alvin & Margaret (Els) Kuehn. He was baptized on January 31, 1932 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Pastor G.W. Fischer and confirmed on July 1, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor Max Studtmann.

Robert was united in marriage to Joyce Beisert on June 14, 1958 at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor Max Studtmann. Robert served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. In his younger years, he served on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Education at Immanuel.

Robert owned his own business working in all types of construction. He enjoyed working on his farm, looking after his cattle and fishing.

Robert passed away during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 23, 2012 at his home in Giddings.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Wesley Steinmann.

Robert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Kuehn of Giddings; daughter and son-inlaw, Shelly & Mark Dixon of Lago Vista; son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. & Jacqueline Kuehn of Giddings; three grandchildren, Judson (J.T.) Barnes of Cedar Park, Chelsea Kuehn of Giddings and Miranda Kuehn of College Station; four step grandchildren, Victoria Lindsey of Santa Fe, Texas, Olivia and Hannah Rath of Wharton and Amanda & Dustin Ashmore of Las Vegas; two step great grandchildren, Jacob Carrizales and Kiley Goldsby of Santa Fe, Texas; sister, Beulah Steinmann of La Grange; nephew, Don & Joyce Steinmann of La Grange; niece, Kathy & Steve Pesick of La Grange and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Giddings American Legion Post 276 will immediately follow in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be J.T. Barnes, Daniel Winkler, Wayne Knight, Mark Dixon, Steven Rackel and Robert W. Kuehn. Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Meyer, Max Ebner, Edwin Kissmann, Leon Westfall, Elmer Faske and Gene Bartels.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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