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Earl H. Kuhl

June 13, 1935 — January 9, 2024

Eldridge, IA

Earl H. Kuhl, 88, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Fieldstone of DeWitt.
His funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the church.  Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Faith Lutheran Church, 
Earl was born June 13, 1935 in Davenport, the son of Harvey & Elsie (Hamann) Kuhl.  He attended DeWitt Central High School, graduated from Iowa State University and had served in the United States Air Force.  Earl was united in marriage to Dorothy A. Steenbock on July 21, 1956 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport.
A life-long farmer on the Kuhl Century Farm, Earl was with American Mutual Insurance for many years.  Tirelessly active in his community, his memberships included the Lions Club of Eldridge and the Knights of Pythias. He served on various boards, including Faith Lutheran Church where he was an active member, Pine Hill Cemetery and American Mutual Insurance. 
As a 4-H leader, he served as a mentor for many years and was sworn in as Judge of Eldridge in 1969.
Earl and Dorothy enjoyed travelling with friends and family over the years. Visiting all fifty states, Nova Scotia, embarking on Caribbean and Alaskan cruises, visiting Hawaii twice and travelling by train through the Canadian Rockies. Earl had the unique pleasure of white-water rafting, skydiving and zip-lining, all after 70.
Dad enjoyed any card game (even missing family events!) His card clubs included, but were not limited to, skat, sheephead, euchre and many others with his good friends and family. He had a deck of cards everywhere he went.
Earl enjoyed every aspect of life and lived his days to their fullest.  Most of all, Earl will be remembered as a loving man for his family, always faithful and a beloved friend.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Dorothy; his daughters and sons-in-law, Lori & Brian O’Day of Eldridge and Amy & James Longenecker of Eldridge; his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike & Sara Kuhl of Long Grove, Randy & Nancy Kuhl of Eldridge and Tim & Shelly Kuhl of Eldridge; his grandchildren which were his true pride and joy, Leanne, Tyler (Erin), Andrew (Ashley), Caitlen, Breianna (Mitchell), Austin (Nicole), Courtney, Ryan, Grant (Maya), Marley, Reid and Jaelyn; six great-grandchildren with two soon to arrive; his sister, Alice Snyder of Jenkins, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews; and his sister-in-law, Connie Braet of Eldridge.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Arlene Glunz; his brother, John Kuhl; his nephew, Ron Kuhl; and his brothers-in-law, Jim Braet, Don Snyder and Walter Glunz.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Earl’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.

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