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Bernhard ‘Bud’ Kuhl PDF Print E-mail

Bernhard “Bud” Kuhl, age 90, of Three Lakes, Wis., died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Ben Henry and Violet (Hoff­stadt) Kuhl.

He attended Schurz High School in Chicago, where he was voted best dancer.

Bud was a World War II veteran, serving as a staff sergeant in the Pacific Arena.

He was employed as a chief mechanical engineer at Warwick Electronics, Admiral TV, Motorola and Belmont Radio, where he holds many patents for his work.

At Belmont he met his future wife, Marva Stockfisch.

Bud vacationed in the Northwoods since the 1920s and ultimately retired in Three Lakes, with Marva, in 1989.

He was a member of the VFW in Eagle River, Wis., and the American Legion in Three Lakes.

Bud was an avid fisherman and hunter who thought this area was God’s country and loved every minute here.

He was known to the community as “Uncle Bud” and “The Old Crow.”

He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Jerry) Besenhofer of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Roxanne Burkum of Three Lakes; sister, Nancy Buending of Taos, N.M.; granddaughter, Jennifer Besenhofer; and uncle and great-uncle to many.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marva, on July 1, 1995; sister, June Camp­hauser; and son-in-law, Bill Burkum.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Faith Lutheran Church in Three Lakes, with the Rev. Thomas Lee officiating.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the Vilas County Humane Society.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:57 PM

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