Published on -4/30/2012, 2:32 PM
Bertha Kuhn, 90, Great Bend, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Southwind Hospice, Pratt.
She was born Dec. 24, 1921, near Catharine to Alois L. and Bertha (Grabbe) Leikam.
She was a 1940 graduate of Girls Catholic High School, Hays.
She married William "Bill" Kuhn on Oct. 6, 1941, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1992.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church; Altar Society of which she was past president; a 50-year member of Daughters of Isabella; election board; and a former leader of Camp Fire. She loved spending time with family, and playing bridge, dominoes, pitch and pinochle.
Survivors include three sons, Bob Kuhn and wife, Barb, Timber Lake, S.D., Jim Kuhn, and Tony Kuhn and wife, Pam, all of Great Bend; two daughters, Judith "Judy" Krebaum and husband, Jim, Great Bend, and Susan Rouse and husband, Herb, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Norma Kuhn, Great Bend; 16 grandchildren, Curtis Kuhn, Kathey Mitchell, Keith Kuhn, Kyle Krebaum and Amy Crosby, all of Great Bend, Karen Rugan, Ellinwood, Brenda Kuhn, Sioux Falls, S.D., Rob Kuhn, Timber Lake, Annette Wine, Phoenix, Dawnell Kuhn, Jacksonville, Fla., Kevin Krebaum, Salina, Greg Kuhn, Olathe, Steve Honomichl, Broken Arrow, Adam Honomichl, Tulsa, Okla., Christy Rouse, Miami, Okla., and Donna Rouse, Owasso, Okla.; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by two sons, William D. "Bill" Kuhn and infant Joseph Kuhn; a daughter, infant Mary Kuhn; two brothers, Aloysius W. Leikam and Herman J. Leikam; a grandson, Kent Kuhn; and two great-grandchildren, Kelly Kuhn and Makinna Ann Krebaum.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend; burial in Great Bend Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
Memorials are suggested to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation or Southwind Hospice House, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent at www.bryantfh.net.