The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 29, 2020

Alfrieda M. Kuhn

Alfrieda M. Kuhn, 90, of Rockford, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.  

She was born February 22, 1929, in Rhine, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Knapke) Braun, who both preceded her in death. On August 6, 1949, she married Kenneth E. Kuhn, who died August 9, 2010.  

Survivors include eight children, James (Brenda) Kuhn of Celina, Kenneth (Elaine) Kuhn of Greenville, Michael (Lisa) Kuhn of Rockford, Mary Jo (Terry) Joseph of Rockford, Diana (Jeff) Long of Rockford, Denise (Tim) Myers of Rockford, Teresa Cowans of Rockford, and Annie (Jerry) Garwood of Willshire; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Art) Turnwald of Ottoville; and one daughter-in-law, Jo Kuhn of Rockford. 

A son, Stephen Kuhn; five sisters, Mary Sarah Braun, Sister Alma Braun, Sister Joan Braun, Dorothy Bettinger and her husband, Jack Bettinger, and Irene Frye and her husband, Chuck Frye; and one brother, Cletus Braun and his wife, Dottie Braun, also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 14, at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Rockford, with Father Tim McFarland officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Celina.  

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, where a Rosary service will be held at 7 that evening.  

Preferred memorials: State of the Heart Hospice or Masses to St. Teresa Catholic Church.  

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POSTED: 10/11/19 at 6:42 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries