In loving memory of

Donnie Kuhlmann
April 16, 1951 - July 6, 2022

Donald "Donnie" Wilbur Kuhlmann was born on April 16, 1951, the son of Wilbur and Betty (Marth) Kuhlmann in Sioux City, Iowa. He was baptized on May 20, 1951, and later confirmed his faith on April 3, 1966, all at St. John Lutheran Church, where he remained a lifetime member. He attended Charter Oak-Ute Schools and graduated with the class of 1970. Following his education, he enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard and served until his honorable discharge.

Donnie married Teri Mohr on May 8, 1971, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa and had three daughters: Michelle, Jami and Tera. The family made their home in the Charter Oak area. For 45 years, Donnie was employed with Farmland/Smithfield and held various positions.

Donnie and Teri enjoyed canning their garden produce every summer; they were especially known for their salsa and horseradish. Some of his favorite memories were playing fast-pitch softball with the teams of Charter Oak and Danbury as the catcher. He worked tirelessly at the softball field when his girls were playing. He enjoyed teaching and sharing his love of the game with his girls and their teammates. He later started umpiring high school baseball and softball. He also enjoyed bowling for a number of years. In the fall, he enjoyed helping a local farmer with their harvest. Following retirement, a couple of his favorite pastimes were watching westerns on TV and having ice-cold Budweiser's with friends.

Donnie passed away suddenly at his home on July 6, 2022, at the age of 71 years, two months and 20 days.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Michael Kuhlmann; sister, Linda (Kevin) Boeck; and father-in-law, Fred Mohr. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Teri Kuhlmann of Charter Oak; three daughters: Michelle Polzin of Denison, Jami (Dustin) Henschen of Mapleton, and Tera (Michael) Keglovich of St. Petersburg, Florida; seven grandchildren: Dylan Hanson, Drew Polzin, Blake Polzin, Jenna Hanson, Matthew Hanson, Ava Keglovich and Evan Keglovich; step-grandchildren: Derek Henschen and Jayde Henschen; step-great-grandson, Knoxx Henschen; mother-in-law, Darlene Mohr of Ute; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation with the family greeting friends will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Jeanie Boeck wrote on Jul 12, 2022:

"Thoughts and Prayers to all of you! Jeanie Boeck"

Doug Theobald wrote on Jul 11, 2022:

"I had a lot of respect for Donnie, some fun memories of playing a summer of fast pitch softball with him and the other guys from Charter Oak-Ute. A life taken way to soon, Rest In Peace and good bless the Kuhlmann family in these difficult times Doug Theobald"

Sandy (Olson) Harris wrote on Jul 11, 2022:

"So sorry to hear about Donnie. I remember many fast pitch softball games when Randy played for the Moorhead Merchants. Heaven's "Field of Dreams" sure has a roster of great guys who loved to play softball! Prayers to all."

Mary Ann Neppl wrote on Jul 10, 2022:

"Terri and girls. Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember doing chickens with you guys. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers ??"

Paula Kelloway wrote on Jul 8, 2022:

"Sorry for your loss, followed the Danbury team back in the day. Great bunch of guys??"

Scott Lauters wrote on Jul 8, 2022:

"Sorry to hear about Don's passing! We had a lot of fun play the Danbury fastpitch team. We all played hard then had a few beers after the games. Miss those days! RIP big boy. Scott Lauters Groetken fastpitch team, LeMars"

Scott Lauters wrote on Jul 8, 2022:

"Sorry to hear about Don's passing! I had many memories of him and the Danbury fast pitch team. We played hard and drank a few beers afterwards. I sure miss those days! Scott Lauters, Groetken Trucking fast pitch, LeMars"

Deb Collins wrote on Jul 8, 2022:

"Teri and family, My heart goes out to you! I was so sorry to hear of this - I?ve got such great memories of our Danbury softball days together. And I?m sure Ed was right there to welcome Donnie? Heaven has quite the softball team now, and it helps a little to think of all of them having so much fun together again. ?? Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers! Deepest sympathy, Deb Collins"

Tom & Jean Hiller wrote on Jul 8, 2022:

"Praying God?s peace and Blessing over Teri and her family - Donnie was a strong pillar and true friend to many - may he rest in Jesus? promise."

Midgie Carstensen wrote on Jul 7, 2022:

"Sorry for your loss hope it gets better for you used to know Donnie because we live by each other a couple blocks away and we used to work at Farmland together he was a nice guy to work With we used to go drink beer after work at the bar and maybe a few times in Charter Oak at the bar used to be a Midge Plaggge now I am a Carstensen I will pray for you and your family"

Terry Butler wrote on Jul 7, 2022:

"So sorry, many good times with Donnie. He will be missed!"

Donny Kiepe wrote on Jul 7, 2022:

"Was the greatest teammate and bowling partner you could ever ask for. A true warrior on the ball field. RIP"

Donny Kiepe wrote on Jul 7, 2022:

"There are no words to describe what this guy meant to me playing fast pitch softball or bowling. A true warrior. I will miss you dearly Donkey! Duck"

Jacki Randy Anthony wrote on Jul 7, 2022:

"Teri My sympathy and Prayers for the family"