In Memory of Perry J. Kuhl

Perry J. Kuhl
Perry J. Kuhl
Born: July 30, 1957
Died: April 15, 2020
Age: 62
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Perry J. Kuhl
July 30, 1957 - April 15, 2020
From: Tea, SD

Perry J. Kuhl, age 62, of Tea, South Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Dougherty Hospice House of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Due to state and federal mandated guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Private Family Service will be held at Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, with Father Richard D. Ball officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online

Perry J. Kuhl was born on July 30, 1957, in Wakefield, NE. After a courageous long battle with lung cancer, Perry passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.  

Perry grew up in Emerson, NE and graduated from Emerson High School with the class of 1976. On October 7, 1983, Perry married the love of his life Linda Rupert in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, IA.  The couple were blessed with three children: Dustin, Nicole, and Christopher.  Perry enjoyed being with his children and cherished every moment from childhood through adulthood. A devoted father, he helped with school projects, coaching their teams, swimming, golfing, or just hanging out and talking with them. Perry was defined as a family man and treasured spending time with his family and friends.

Often referred to as the walking encyclopedia, Perry loved being in the “know” in order to spark the art of conversation where every he went. He also was an avid Nebraska fan and liked going on the fan bus once a year to a football game to root on the Huskers.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda (Rupert) Kuhl of Tea, SD; children: Dustin Kuhl of Tea, SD, Nicole Koehlmoos of Eureka Springs, AK, and Christopher Kuhl of Norman, OK; grandson Aidyn Kuhl; extra special friends Matt and Leah Moe and their daughters Rease and Chelsi; brother Paul (Sandy) Kuhl of Cedar Rapids, IA; sisters Patty (Joe) Sautter of Council Bluffs, IA, Bonnie (Mark) Fegenbush of Whiting, IA and Linda Milliken of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law Jodean Grosebeck of Yukon, OK; brother-in-law Roderick “Rowdy” (Stacey) Rupert of Parkers Prairie, MN;  mother-in-law Janice Rupert of Ida Grove, IA; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Perry was preceded in death by his parents William “Bill” and Frances (Cadwallader) Kuhl; father-in-law Merle Rupert; and brother-in-law Raymond Rupert.


Private Family Service


Father Richard D. Ball


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:29 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss on such a Great man and me personally will miss Perry. I worked with him @ J&H Trucking for 7 years and I enjoyed every bit of it. Perry was a hoot and always made me laughed. I am glad that I finally got to meet him when he came to our office a few weeks back. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Stacie Grewing @ J&H Trucking, Inc
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 3:32 PM
“Sending our sympathy to you, Linda, and to your family at this sad time.”
- Jim and Ann Holst
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“I met Perry in the late 80's and he joined our company in 1999. Over the next 20+ years we worked together every day, watching our families grow and got together when possible to play golf, hunt and put back a few cold ones. Always enjoyed our time together and the discussions that ensued. I will miss our conversations and our company will miss his contributions. So glad over the years that I got to meet many members of Perry's family and will keep all of you in our Thoughts and Prayers. ”
- John Blickenstaff
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“Linda, I am so VERY sorry for your loss. Lung cancer is a brutal disease. I will pray for your comfort and healing.”
- Renea Schoenfelder
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“So sorry for you and the family ”
- William kuhl and family
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“Thinking of you and the family ”
- Paul kuhl
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“So sorry we can't be there for you Linda. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jodean
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“Sending our condolences to you and your family. ”
- Margaret Billingsley
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Perry cheering at the wrestling matches.”
- Debbie Phelps
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:12 PM
“So sorry pat and Joe”
- Billie Sciortino
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:12 PM
“I am a dispatcher for J & H in the Tennessee office. I always enjoyed talking to Perry and just wanted to let you know I am thinking about all of you during this difficult time. Perry was one of the good guys and he will be missed. ”
- Dickie Moody
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“So very sorry Linda, we will be thinking and praying for you and your family since we can't get together. ”
- Jim &Dawn Ridlen
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Perry was a great person and he will be missed. Hugs and prayers!”
- Shannon Waterman
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to all of Perry's family. We were friends & classmates of Perry's from Emerson Sacred Heart and Emerson-Hubbard. ”
- Perry & Deb Henderson
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