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“As a neighbor, Paul would listen to me and respond with "let's see what God is going to do with this". He always welcomed me and my dog to visit, he...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Al Harris - Richland, MI

“Debbie, I have often thought about you in the 45 years since I last saw you. It is so sad to find you while reading about the passing of your father...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Vicki Kipp - Caledonia, MI

“Diane, It is sad to hear of the loss of your Dad. May memories shine gently in your heart. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jo Ann Bentley-Kugle - Austin, TX

“Thinking of you And your family on your loss. With sympathy, Tom and Margie Graham ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Graham - Grand Rapids, MI

“Have known Paul,Kay & family for many years being a member of St.Ann Church.He was a one of a kind gentleman.My condolences & prayers to the family. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Eleanor Fry - Galesburg, MI

“Diane so sorry to read about your Father, he certainly lived a good long time. Sending you strength for the days, and may God bless. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Patti Steffler Stoyanoff - MI

“Diane so sorry to read about you Father, he certainly lived a good long time. Sending you strength for the days, and may God bless. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Patti Steffler Stoyanoff - MI

“Diane,So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.Melody ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Melody Fenstermacher-Anguilm - IL

“I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Paul's death. You're in my thoughts and prayers. . ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Joan McClimon

“I had the honor and privilege of being trainied by Paul when I worked as agent for the Prudential. I learned a lot about the business, but more...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Art Fluellen - Battle Creek, MI

“Diane and Debra- I was so sorry to hear of the death of Uncle Paul. I have fond memories of the fun we had the summer when we visited you and swam in...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Lynn McClimon

“Debra & Scott- sending you healing light. You are very fortunate to have had you dad so long. Please continue to celebrate his life and influence. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Fran & Marshall Coulter Macomb MI

“Diane, Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Michaels - Kalamazoo, MI

“Sending my condolences to the family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. (Psalm 29:11) ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry about Uncle Paul's passing. I have fond memories of going to their home on Gull Lake when I was young and of his visits back to...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Greg and Laurie Lindsay - Leland, NC

“I was a ring bearer at Kay and his wedding at Villa Nova. Once when Kay and Paul were in Clinton, Jerry my brother and I ahd a chance to go back to...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Larry McClimon - Clinton, IA

“We are truly saddened by Uncle Paul's passing...please know that you are all in our hearts and prayers.Brad & Sherry Lindsay ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Brad & Sherry Lindsay - FL

“We are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Memories of your wonderful family life together are so special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Cherie Powell - Vicksburg, MI

“Uncle Paul was such a genuinely nice person, sweet and caring. I remember the Kuchenbuch house as filled with sunshine and warmth. How fortunate we...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Gayle McClimon Perry - Coronado, CA

“please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories forever be in your heart. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Bill and Deb Windover - Lawton, MI

“He always had an interesting story along with words to live by. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: A friend


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Paul E. Kuchenbuch, 98, of Gull Lake, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center. Paul was born March 17, 1918 in Connersville, IN to Albert and Mary (Mae)Kuchenbuch (Pritchard). He married the former Kathleen "Kay" McClimon in 1948 and the couple bought a home on Gull Lake where they resided their entire lives. He worked as a Staff Manager for The Prudential Insurance Company for 37 years before retiring in 1983.

He was a Certified Life Underwriter (C.L.U.). During retirement he worked at GullLake View Golf Course for many years as a course ranger and pro shop staff member.

Paul took great pride in the fact that he served in the Army during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946 after having achieved the range of Staff Sargent.

Paul loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and playing golf. He followed Indiana High School Basketball closely and had tickets to the Indy 500 for many years. Paul was a long-time founding member at St. Ann Catholic Church where he was an usher and lector. He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Assembly 513.

Paul is survived by his wife, Kay; two daughters, Diane Dalm and Debra Butterfield; a son, Joseph Kuchenbuch; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Mae Kuchenbuch, and sisters, Mildred Smith and Lucille Davis.

The family will receive friends at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083 (269-629-6022), on Friday, May 13, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a rosary service from 7:30-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Paul's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Ave., Augusta 49012, officiated by Father James F. Adams with Deacon Michael A. Carl, assisting. Interment will follow at Yorkville Cemetery. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.