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Obituary for Ronald Eugene Kuhlman

Ronald “Ron” Eugene Kuhlman, 70, of Oakley, died Saturday, February 4, 2023, at KU Med Center surrounded by his family. He was born December 15, 1952, in Larned, KS, to Henry and Mildred (Brenner) Kuhlman. Ron graduated from Oakley High School in 1971 and was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1971 to 1975.

On April 29th, 1975, Ron married Monta Raye Edds, in Lawton, Oklahoma at Fort Sill. To this union, three sons and three daughters were born. Ron was a devoted husband, father, papa and friend to all. Ron spent many years working his family farm and managing cattle before taking to the road with his own truck. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus and Marked Men for Christ. Ron enjoyed participating in any activity that would bring family closer together, as well going for a round of golf or an occasional trip with the boys to go fishing.

Ron is preceded in death by his father Henry; brothers Larry and Vernie; and in-laws, Bill Edds and Betty Watkins.

Ron is survived by his wife Raye; son Rocky (Dawn), son Tim (Chris), daughter Rhonda Knopp (Jason), daughter Marie Allen (Jeff), son Matt (Brandy), and daughter Krista Stramel (Jarred); mother Mildred Kuhlman; brothers, Marion (Myrt), Bill (Albie), Bob (Sherri), John (Missy), and Ken (Karen); sister Rosann (Bob) Blagg; sisters-in-law, Nancy Kuhlman and Joe (Steve) Badger; grandchildren Ashlee (Patrick) Gasaway, Jeremia (Hayleigh) Prowant, Blaise and Landon Kuhlman, Carson and Rayna Kuhlman, Jacquelyn and Addelyn Knopp, Dre, Kadence, Dominic, and Kenna Allen, Eric and Katie Kuhlman, and Breckyn, Braxton, and Bowen Stramel; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m., with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley. Funeral Mass is at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, also at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School or the LCH Nursing Department and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit