May 3, 1926 - Jan. 12, 2009
BENKELMAN -- Jerrold Wayne Kuhns, 82, died Monday, (Jan. 12, 2009) at Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
He was born May 3, 1926, to Samuel and Mildred (Lytle) Kuhns, south of Imperial in Chase County. He moved with his family at an early age to their farm north of Parks. It was here where he attended school and spent his childhood. After completing the seventh grade, he helped his father with the family farm.
On April 17, 1959, he married Darleen Schrader. He worked as a farmhand for many years for numerous area farmers. He also drove truck for Wayne Putman for several years.
He lived in Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas his entire life, including St. Francis and Bird City, Kan. In recent years he lived in Parks. After his health began to fail, he moved to Benkelman, where he resided for several years at the Rainbow Fountain Park. He moved to Hester Home in November of 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mildred Kuhns; and his wife, Darleen Kuhns in 1975.
Survivors include his children, Cindy, Karen, Kathleen and Kenny; sisters, Nina Oakley of Max, Barbara Hanes of Benkelman, Doris Biggs of Killeen, Texas and Betty Campbell and husband, Bob of Hill Rose, Colo.; brothers, Sam Kuhns and wife, Eva of Sterling, Colo., Dale Kuhns and wife, Judy of Yelm, Wash.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services have not been scheduled and will be announced at a later time. There will be no visitation or viewing.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.