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     Daniel A. Kuhn, age 65, of rural Lamar, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at his home.


     Dan was born April 29, 1944, in Independence, Kansas, to Lloyd and Katherine (Dowell) Kuhn.  After graduating from Lamar High School in 1962, he earned an associates degree from Joplin Jr. College.  In addition to farming the family farm, Dan and his brothers, in 1974, created and operated the widely-known Kuhn Bros. Orchard for more than 30 years.  He was also an electrician and had worked for Webb Electric for many years.  Dan was an accomplished guitarist and Harley Motorcycle enthusiast.  His best memories, however, were created through time spent with his family.  He was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church.


     On July 22, 2000, at the Kuhn family farm, Dan married Mary Patrick, and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are his children and their spouses, Michelle & Frank Naaykens, Joplin, Christian & Paul Alberty, Terrell, Texas, Jacob & Annetta Kuhn, Lamar, Amy Kuhn & partner Jimmy Bryant, Lamar, Adam Morris, Carthage, Rebecca & Anthony Hernandez and Jennifer Jennings, all of Marshall, Missouri; a brother, Larry & wife Mary Kuhn, Lamar; a sister-in-law, Betty Kuhn, Lamar; many much-loved grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a large extended family; and a host of friends. 


     Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd & Katherine Kuhn; a stillborn brother and his brother, Roger Kuhn; daughter, Eva Jones; and grandbaby, Davinia Jones.


     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 26th at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Don Keithly officiating.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.







#25 Guest 2013-04-13 00:48
Dad, I still miss you every single day. I wish I could just see you for five more minutes, I still need you!
#24 Marshfield, MOKen Williams 2011-01-14 19:41
It was just happenstance that I learned of Danny's passing. He was a much beloved and dear friend. I'm sorry that I could not be there to pay my respects to the family and to show them exactly what Danny meant to me. We were best friends growing up and my children have many "Danny" stories. His legacy will live long through his family and friends.
All my love and well wishes,
#23 Tucson,az.Roger mccaslin 2010-05-01 14:13
My heart goes out to you all.Danny was a very good friend as all of the kuhns. He will be missed very much. You are in my prayers.
Roger and Linda mccaslin
#22 Diamond, MOMarcia Bary 2010-04-28 09:56
We were so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. He was always a delightful man and we enjoyed visiting with him. He was so kind to all our children. We will remember him fondly.
#21 Lamar, MOAlan Washburn 2010-04-26 14:53
We were surprised and saddened when we heard of Danny's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him and it seems we always took a little extra time to visit with each other when we would meet.
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#20 Nixa MOKaren Adams Maples 2010-04-26 12:40
So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I have many happy memories of times past. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
#19 Carl JunctionTeresa Shelton 2010-04-26 10:47
Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about Danny's passing and that I'm thinking of you.
#18 Lamar, MOJohn & Marilyn Moore 2010-04-25 21:41
So sorry and so shocked to learn of Danny's passing. Lots of memories during our growing up years in the Methodist Church--in Sunday School, Choir, and all church activities as well as classmates all the way through school. He was a great guy, and he will be missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#17 Marshall, MOBecky 2010-04-25 21:11
A story in admiration of and respect for my step-father:

Dan came into my life years ago when he and my mom began seeing each other. It was my freshman year of college. Our meeting was significant to me because it was the first time I actually liked someone Mom was dating. He struck me right away as a gentleman, a first impression that would never change. He went on to become my step-father in 2000 when I was already on my own as an adult living out of the area. But in the early 2000's, Dan and Mom offered for me to stay with them for a year while I returned for some additional college work. That's when I learned that He and I shared similar dreams of travel and adventure. I remember how excited he was with my studies abroad and other trips out of the country. We'd talk about them for hours over coffee.

I learned that he also loved to dance when he, Mom, and I signed up for lessons in traditional dance. He apparently was already skilled, and proved to a patient dance instructor himself.

Later when I married and had my two girls, Dan automatically took on the role of grandpa. He treated Liliana and Mariela as if they were his natural grandchildren.

I am very blessed for the dedication Dan had toward this father-daughter relationship, something I would have never experienced had it not been for him. This I will treasure forever.

By Becky
#16 Vancouver, WashingtonJim Berthot 2010-04-25 09:13
I am saddened to learn of Danny's passing. I will miss a good friend and classmate. May God bless him and his family.

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