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Everett L. Kuhn

May 9, 1915 ~ March 26, 2018 (age 102)

Everett L. Kuhn, 102, of Marco Island, FL and Woodstock, IL, died March 26, 2018, understanding and peacefully with his life partner, Lois Nelson, at his side. Born and raised in the farm country of Richmond, IL on May 9, 1915, he was the son of the late Joseph and Vena Smith Kuhn.

Always interested in mechanical endeavors, Everett built and overhauled cars before he finished high school. In addition, he worked for the State starting as a surveyor and eventually doing bridge and building engineering. He was offered an opportunity to work for the Kraft Foods Company in their engineering department. His career took him all over the U.S. and to the Panama Canal supervising new construction and renovation of acquired food manufacturing facilities. Everett attended college at night and retired as Manager of Building Operations.

He married his late wife, Frances, former mayor of Woodstock, IL., in 1933. They settled in Woodstock, IL and had three children. Everett and Frances enjoyed time at their vacation home in Vermont that they built in 1969. In 1987 they became “snowbirds” when they purchased a home on Marco Island.

Everett continued his lifelong love of classic cars and was active until the last 2 weeks of his life. He will be missed by his life partner of over 27 years, Lois Nelson; His daughter, Barbara “Cookie” (John) Seagrist, Knoxville, TN.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Kuhn, Hoover, AL; his six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, a sister, two brothers, two nieces and four nephews. In addition to his late wife, Frances, Everett was preceded in death by his son’s, Richard “Dick” and Lynn.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue Woodstock.  The visitation will continue on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am Funeral Service.  Interment will be in the Ringwood Cemetery in Ringwood.

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