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Michael Kuehn

Michael “Mike” Kuehn, age 63, of Winthrop passed away Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, August 26, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, August 25, 2023, from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and will continue one hour prior to the service, ALL at the church. A Masonic Service will be held at the close of the visitation. In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred.
Clergy Officiating: Pastor Bob Miner.
Organist: Julie Trebelhorn.
Soloist: Mike Mattison, “On Eagle’s Wings”.
Special Memories:
Congregational Hymns: “How Great Thou Art”, “Borning Cry”.
Urn Bearer: Nephew, Elias Kuehn
Michael “Mike” David Kuehn was born on January 31, 1960, in Gaylord, Minnesota. Mike was the oldest son of Arlan and Gloria (Stark) Kuehn. After graduating from Winthrop High School in 1978, he pursued higher education at Gustavus Adolphus College, earning his degree in 1982. Following the passing of his father, Mike took on the responsibility of managing the family farm in Bismarck Township. On June 14, 2003, he entered into a loving marriage with his wife Jill at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop, Minnesota. Their children recently helped them celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary by doing a scavenger hunt of places and video messages from people in their lives. At the time of his death, Mike was also employed as a laboratory technician at Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories in New Ulm, Minnesota.
Mike was an integral part of the Winthrop community, and he dedicated his life to making a positive impact on those around him. He generously gave his time and energy by serving on numerous boards and committees in the area. Some of these included the GFW school board, Heartland Corn Products board of directors, Peace Lutheran Church council, Bismarck Township town board, the Masonic Lodge, and Winthrop Farm City Fun Fest committee.
After a brief hospitalization at Abbott Northwestern Holmes Heart Hospital in Minneapolis, he peacefully joined the Lord on August 12, 2023, at the age of 63 years. Though Mike will no longer be visible to us, his spirit will forever reside in our hearts and the shared memories we hold dear.
Mike is survived by his: Wife, Jill Kuehn; Children, Hunter, Ryleigh, Emilee, and Olivia Kuehn; Brothers, Mark Kuehn and his wife, Mary Anne, and Scott Kuehn and his wife, Carla; Stepsister, Paula Pudewell and her husband, Jesse; Grandchildren, Landon and Sky; Stepfather, Clem Pudewell; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Lyle and Sharon Muth; Sisters-in-law, Jeanne Freng and Lori Mikols and her husband, Mark; Brother-in-law, Michael Muth and his wife, Carrie; Numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended relatives.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Arlan and Gloria.
The family is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown during Mike’s illness.
Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at

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  1. Lila Mueller on August 26, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Sympathies to all of Mike’s family and friends

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