Rev. Paul F. Kuehl
1919 - 2003
Evelyn L. Kuehl
1920 - 2005
The Rev. Paul F. Kuehl, 84, of Watertown, fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday evening, Oct 5, 2003, at Wisconsin Lutheran Care Center in Milwaukee.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Mattek officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.
Pastor Kuehl was born July 14, 1919, in Neenah, son of William and Dorothea (Schmidt) Kuehl. He married the former Evelyn L. Knick on June 16, 1944, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Paul was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Neenah and graduated from its grade school in 1933. Later that year, he came to Watertown to attend the prep department of the former Northwestern College. He graduated from Northwestern College in 1941. In 1944 he graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon.
Following their marriage, Paul and Evelyn moved to North Dakota to serve parishes in Reeder and Hettinger from 1944 to 1946. Later he accepted a call to Mandan, N.D., where he served from 1946 to 1956.
Paul served as pastor in Cudahy from 1956 to 1961, when he accepted a call to Northwestern College in Watertown. He taught Greek in the college department and Latin in the prep department. During his tenure, the two departments became independent schools on the same campus. He retired from the active ministry in 1984.
During his ministry, Paul also served the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod as a member of the Dakota-Montana Mission Board, the Board of Control of Mobridge Academy in South Dakota, General Synodical Council, Board of Trustees and as chairman of the Spiritual Welfare Committee.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Kuehl of Milwaukee; eight children, John (Tami) Kuehl of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathleen (the Rev. Harold) Hagedorn of Wauwatosa, Mary (David) Meer of Rochester, Minn., the Rev. James (Carol) Kuehl of Hartford, Paul Kuehl of Whiteriver, Ariz., the Rev. David (Susan) Kuehl of Muskego, Mark Kuehl of Watertown and Elizabeth (the Rev.Eric) Goldschmidt of Milwaukee; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was the last member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy, his parents and six brothers, John, Robert, William, Thomas, Daniel and Philip.
Evelyn L. Kuehl
1920 - 2005
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Funeral services were held Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Mattek officiating.
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and Paul were married on
In 1961, they returned to Watertown after Paul accepted a call to teach at Northwestern College. They remained in Watertown following Paul's retirement from the active ministry in 1984. Evelyn never retired from the ministry of making a house a home. She continued with her many interests that included written correspondence with family and friends, genealogy research and a special capacity for making meaningful gifts out of little for her family and friends.
After Paul entered Wisconsin Lutheran Care Center in Milwaukee in March 2002, Evelyn lived with her daughter Beth and her husband Eric Goldschmidt and their family, also in Milwaukee. It was from this special home that she was gathered to life everlasting.
Surviving are eight children, John (Tami) of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathleen (the Rev. Harold) Hagedorn of Wauwatosa, Mary (David) Meer of Rochester, Minn., the Rev. James (Carol) of Hartford, Paul of Whiteriver, Ariz., the Rev. David (Susan) of Muskego, Mark of Watertown, and Elizabeth (the Rev. Eric) Goldschmidt of Milwaukee; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Cynthia) of Springstead.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in October 2003, and a son, Timothy, in December 2001.
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