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Mark Allen "Dutch" Kuhn

May 16, 1953 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Mark Allen Kuhn Obituary

Mark “Dutch” Kuhn, 70, went home to be with the Lord on October 3, 2023, at home in Sterling, KS. He was born May 15, 1953, in Hays, KS, to John F. Kuhn and Bernadine (Homler) Kuhn. Dutch graduated in 1971 from Ellis High School and in 1973 from Kansas Technical Institute, Salina with an associate degree in Electronics. Before his marriage, he worked for General Battery and traveled to their plants across the United States from Los Angeles, CA, to Selma, AL, and Redding, PA. Dutch worked as a concrete foreman for Sherwood Construction and Wildcat Construction before beginning a long career as a self-employed carpenter. On September 10, 1977, he was united in marriage with Shirley Ann Ludwick in Hutchinson, KS. They were married for 46 years and raised three children. After living briefly in Wichita, western Kansas, and Broken Arrow, OK, they made their home in Sterling. Dutch liked woodworking, light construction, grilling, gardening, and later in life cooking breakfasts for his grandchildren. Dutch was a member, Deacon, and treasurer at Faith Baptist Church in Hutchinson, KS. Dutch could often be seen at concerts, plays, and races cheering on his children and grandchildren. Dutch is survived by: his children, Rebecca Kuhn (Alan Newton) of Baton Rouge, LA, John Kuhn of Sterling, KS; and Michelle (Travis) Leonard of Sublette, KS; and grandchildren Judah Kuhn, Israel Kuhn, and Marah Kuhn, of Sterling, KS; and Cason Leonard, Cara Leonard, and Isaac Leonard of Sublette, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers David Kuhn and Darrell Kuhn. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2023, at Birzer Funeral Home in Sterling, KS. Visitation will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Alden Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the youth and AWANAs programs at Calvary Baptist Church, Sterling, KS.

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October 8, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N. 7th
Sterling, Kansas 67579

Funeral Service
October 9, 2023

10:30 AM
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N. 7th
Sterling, Kansas 67579


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