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George Kuhl

Sorento |

George "Bud" Kuhl, age 77 of Sorento, passed away late Tuesday night, May 28, 2024, at his home in Sorento surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Illinois.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may made to: Musella Foundation (Glioblastoma Research), https://virtualtrials.org/musella.cfm or Gary Sinise Foundation, honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/

George Herman “Buddy” Kuhl, age 77, of Sorento, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. George was born in Breese, IL, on June 28, 1946, to Leo Herman Kuhl and Henrietta Marie (Hermeling) Kuhl. George was the eldest son of thirteen children. During his younger years, their family moved to Bond County. George enlisted in the Marines on January 5,1966 and served in Vietnam until January 4,1968 as a radio operator, machine gunner and drove for the Commanding Officer. The medals he received were the Purple Heart, Excellent Marksman in Rifle, Vietnamese Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf, National Defense Service, Republic of Vietnam Service with 1960 device, Navy Presidential Unit Citation and Navy Unit Commendation, and Good Conduct Medal.

Upon his return from Vietnam, he met Patricia Williamson. They were married November 30,1968 at the Sacred Heart Church in Livingston, IL. They were married for 37 years until her untimely death in 2005. While raising his family, George was a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed operating any machinery. He retired from Scott Air Force Base in 2010 as the civil engineering shop supervisor. In his free time, he enjoyed finding creative ways to fix things in his shed and his neighbors knew they could count on him to help them.

He had numerous hobbies including playing cards, hunting, bowling, horseshoes, and softball. He was the pitcher for Scott Air Force Base softball team that traveled several years to compete in Colorado.
George was driven by a strong work ethic and taught his children to do it right the first time. This led to practicing and coaching his children in their sports. He loved watching his kids and grandkids participate in their sports, music, and other activities.
In his retirement, he loved having his family at the house to ride recreational vehicles, grilling, watching mother nature and enjoying life from his front porch.

George was preceded in death by his parents (Leo and Marie Kuhl), spouse, Patricia Sue (Williamson) Kuhl, his sisters, Annette Kuhl-Middleton & Alice Campbell, brother Leroy Kuhl, brothers-in-law, Charlie Spaeth, Les Mullen, & sisters-in-law Linda (Red) Kuhl, Paula (Leroy) Kuhl & Kathy (Urban) Kuhl.

He is survived by his children, Dianah (Ted) Troemel, Tina (John) Tompkins, and Tom Kuhl. Also, his grandchildren Trey Kuhl, Ross Tompkins, Brooke Tompkins, Nate Troemel, and Olivia Kuhl.

Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be made online at www.donnellwiegand.com


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