Mark Lowell Kuehl, age 64, died November 8, 2012, in Chicago, after a head injury in a fall three weeks earlier. Funeral Mass was held at St. Monica Church in Chicago, on November 12. Interment was at Acacia Park Cemetery in Chicago.
Mark was born September 11, 1948 in Fairmont, and grew up on a farm in Galena Township (Martin County), where he attended a country elementary school. He graduated from St. James High School in 1966, and from Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1970. He began study at the Lutheran seminary in St. Louis, Mo., but then switched to nursing. He worked in various Chicago hospitals in psychiatric nursing, where he met Myrna. Their son Wade, a college student, is 25. Mark’s passions in life were studying evolution and general science, and taking long (all day) walks through city neighborhoods, and engaging in deep conversation.
He is survived by his wife Myrna Kuehl (originally from the Philippines), son Wade Kuehl, both of Chicago; brother Vaughn Kuehl of Fairmont; sisters, Marilyn (John) Posivio of Fox Lake, June (Alan) Cook of Anacortes Wash., Rhonda Kuehl (David Hoiland) of Minneapolis, LaRayne Kuehl of St. Paul, and Elizabeth (Larry) Englund of St. Paul.
Mark was preceeded in death by his parents Max and Margaret (Lauer) Kuehl.