MENNO B. KUHNS, 87, Arthur, IL passed away at 9:03 P.M. on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 4::00 P.M. and from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 all at the Otto Center in Arthur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Otto Center. Rev. Wilbur Gingerich will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in rural Arcola, IL. The Edwards Funeral home is assisting with arrangements.
Menno was born on October 20, 1927 in Arcola, IL. He was a son of Ben and Sadie (Yoder) Kuhns. He married Alma Kauffman on September 11, 1947 in Arcola, IL. She passed away on January 17, 1990. He later married Esther Hershberger on July 25, 1991 in Montezuma, GA.
He is survived by his wife Esther Kuhns of Arthur, IL, a daughter-in-law, Anna Kuhns of Belleville, PA; two daughters, Irene Kuhns of Arthur, IL and Edna Kuhns of Cadwell, IL; two sons, Edwin (Leona) Kuhns of Sullivan, IL and David (Dawn) Kuhns of Sullivan; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; five brothers, Jerry Kuhns of Arthur, IL Harvey (Verna) Kuhns of Tuscola, IL, Abe (Dorothy) Kuhns of Arthur, IL, Omer (Barbara) Kuhns of Sullivan, IL and Henry Kuhns of Arthur, IL; two sisters, Anna (Edward) Kauffman of Arthur, IL, Mary Miller of Arthur, IL and a sister-in-law, Georgia Kuhns of Fort Wayne, IN.
Menno was preceded in death by his first wife Alma, one son Willard, his parents, one brother, Levi, a brother-in-law, Harvey Miller and a sister-in-law, Ann Kuhns.
He was called to the ministry at 26. He was active in this capacity for 61 years. He had great joy in being an active part in the lives of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bible Schools and young people were close to his heart. He spent 40 years teaching at various Bible Schools. He especially enjoyed this past year's harvest working with his family. His desire was to "wear out and not rust out." The family wishes to thank all those who helped us in this time of grief.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.