Darrell Kuhns (76) of rural Mason

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Published on October 12 2012 9:14 am

Darrell Kuhns, 76, of rural Mason died at 4:53pm Thursday, October 11, 2012 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral mass will be 10 AM Monday, October 15, 2012 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Edgewood with burial following at St. Anne Cemetery, rural Mason. Visitation is from 3-7 PM Sunday at the church with a combination church and K of C Rosary at 2:45 followed by a prayer vigil. Memorials are requested to Altamont Education Foundation, Altamont School FFA Foundation, or donor’s choice.
 
Darrell was born on May 26, 1936 in Clay Co., IL the son of Henry J. and Mary A. (Verdeyen) Kuhns. He married Jean C. Bueker on February 27, 1960 at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Sigel and she preceded him on November 28, 2008.
 
Darrell was a farmer, life member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Edgewood, member of the 4th degree knights of the Effingham Knights of Columbus. He served on Altamont School Board for 30 years, served as West Twp. Clerk, and was an adopted grandfather of the Sacred Heart School children. Darrell also served many church positions and was a member of multiple associations and clubs. He was also a past member of the IL National Guard.
 
Surviving are his sons; Steven (Sheila), Michael, Stanley (Shelly) Kuhns, daughter, Joyce (Greg) Webster all of Mason, grandchildren, Bradley, Kyle, Jonathan, Benjamin, Jimmie, Maria, Avery, and Emma, and brother in laws, Lloyd Brockett of Orlando, FL, Gerald (Brenda) Bueker and Dennis (Donna) Bueker all of Sigel, and sister in law, Betty Kuhns of Edgewood.
 
In addition to his wife, Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Henry Jr., David, Gerald Kuhns and 1 in infancy, and sister, Wanda Brockett.