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James L. Kuehn

James L. Kuehn, age 72, of Winsted, and formerly of Breckenridge, Minn. died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at his residence.

James Leonard Kuehn was born Oct. 9, 1929, in Breckenridge, the son of Ernest and Mrytle (Piper) Kuehn.

He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1947 and was employed by the Great Northern Railroad until he left to serve from 1951 to 1953 in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.

James Kuehn and Norma Simonitch were joined in holy marriage Aug. 17, 1957. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

James and Norma Kuehn resided in Breckenridge where he was employed for 41 years by Burlington Northern Railroad. James retired as an engineer from the railroad in 1992, and the Kuehns moved to Winsted in 1995.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, and also belonged to Alfred Lockeman American Legion Post 53.

James was preceded in death by his parents and seven infant grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Norma A. Kuehn of Winsted; seven children: Sandra (Alan) Otto of Lester Prairie, Daniel (Melodee) Kuehn of Wahpeton, N.D., William (Mary) Kuehn of Fargo, N.D., Susan (Curt Huelsnitz) Kuehn of Elk River, Michael (Tracy) Kuehn of Red Wing, Jennifer (Scott) Rasmussen of Kindred, N.D., and Anthony (Angela) Kuehn of Sioux Falls, S.D.

He is further survived by 16 grandchildren; two brothers: Kenneth (Mary) Kuehn of Underwood, Minn., and Bruce (Jean) Kuehn of Parker, Colo.; 16 nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for James Kuehn were Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m., at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf officiated.

Private interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Brecken-ridge.

"Be Not Afraid" and "How Great Thou Art" were sung as congregational hymns. "On Eagles' Wings" was sung by Angie Kuehn and "All I Ask Of You" was sung by Sandy Otto and Patty Ellefson.

Visitation was Monday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. The rosary was recited at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers were James's seven children.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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