Thomas “Tom” R. Kuehn, Sr., 71, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
One of 12 children, he was born September 6, 1943, in Cape Girardeau to John M. and Jennetta Henrietta Goza Kuehn.
Tom attended Jackson High School. His employment included Blair Industries, Rust and Martin, Younghouse Distributing, and Havco, all in Cape Girardeau. His
favorite job was working as custodian at Connection Point Church in Jackson, retiring in 2013. For many years, he also owned an operated a lawn care business.
Tom was a longtime, faithful member of Connection Point Church, and an avid league bowler at Jackson Lanes.
Loving survivors include his wife, Jeryl of Jackson; four children, Donna (Leland “Lee”) May of Allenville, Missouri, Thomas R. Kuehn II of Cape Girardeau, David H. Barberis II of Scott City, Pam Koehler of Jackson; 13 grandchildren, Jacob May and fiance Kristie Sweet, Wade T. (Brandi) May, Alexis Williams, Samantha Kuehn, Cody Fornkohl, Skylar Kuehn and fiance Jake Scroggins, Daniel Barberis, Trey, Raelyn, Kiya, Amiyah, Layla, and Tyton Koehler; four great-grandchildren and one expected in February.
He was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Bill, Jim, Jack, Joe, and Gustave “G.B.” Kuehn, Helen Felty, Geraldine Brennecke, Kate Gibbar, Clara Kuehn, Rose Welker, Francis Milz; and his parents.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 26, 2015, from 2 to 5 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral is Monday, July 27, 2015, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home, with the Revs. Kevin Mann and Chris Vaught officiating.
Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Connection Point Church
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