Clarence L. ‘Doc’ Kuhlmann

Dec. 31, 1927 - April 7, 2009

Clarence L. "Doc" Kuhlmann of Waukesha died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 81. He was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Morrison, Mo., the son of Alvin and Anna (Nolte) Kuhlmann.

After graduating from high school in Hermann, Mo., Doc served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was given the Purple Heart. He was united in marriage to Susanna DeBack on Sept. 16, 1967. He worked at Rite Point in Missouri until 1953, then transferred to Amron Corp. in Waukesha and worked there until his retirement in 1993. Doc loved gardening and once had 85 rose bushes beside growing fruits and vegetables. He also enjoyed listening to classical music, attending plays and reading, especially about history and the Civil War.

Doc will be sadly missed by his wife, Susanna of Waukesha; his son, Dr. Randall Scott (Carol) Kuhlmann of Brookfield; grandchildren, Allison Laine and Alexis Quinn; and sisters, Dolores Kuhlmann and Rosemarie Bohnenkemper, both of St. Louis, Mo. He was the fond brother-in-law of Elaine (Joseph) Pagano, Charles (Elaine) DeBack, Donald (Caroline) DeBack and Barbara (Lee) Jacobi. He also is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother Maurice; sister, Anita; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Monday, April 13 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha. The Rev. James Loehr will preside. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church (address above) or to ProHealth Care-Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. William Burns, Dr. Scott Schneider, and the other physicians and nurses at ProHealth Care-Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and to Dr. Michael Keelan and Dr. Wesson at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at (262) 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.