Sussie Kuhlman, age 93, of St. James

Sussie Kuhlman, age 93, of St. James died at her home on Sunday, January 7, 2018.Funeral services will be 11am, Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Martin Lopahs officiating.Visitation will be Friday at the church beginning at 10am.Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Lewisville following the fellowship meal.

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Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Sussie Phipps was born February 25,1924, in Mentor, Minnesota the daughter of LeRoy and Elodie (Ely) Phipps. Sussie was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church in St. James, MN. She graduatedfrom St. James High School, class of 1942. Sussie married Willis Kuhlman on August 25, 1946 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sussie and Willis lived on the family farm in Fieldon Township, (near Lewisville) MNuntil 2004. Sussie was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church where she served as a Confirmation instructor, Sunday School teacher and a member of Ladies Aid. After moving to St. James, MN shebecame a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, playing golf and watching sports, but most of all spending time with her family. Sussie was a servant to others, volunteering at hospice and the Care Pregnancy Center. Survivors include her children Margaret (Gary) Geilenfeldt of Beavercreek, OH, Douglas (Rhonda) Kuhlman of Madison Lake, MN, Donald (Jane) Kuhlman of St. James, Robert (Laura) Kuhlman of Portage,Ml, David (Erin) Kuhlman ofThorp, Wl, 14 grandchildren; Garrett Geilenfeldt, Garth (Shannon) Geitenfeldt, Prudence (Todd) Tetzloff, Stephanie (Ryan) Reid, Nicholas Kuhlman, Katie (Paul) Simonson,Lewis Kuhlman, Alexandra (Willie) Clay, James Kuhlman, Jessica (Jason) Scheffers, Kristen Kuhlman, Bennett (Lyndsay) Kuhlman, Briana Kuhlman and Jean Kuhlman. 7 Greatgrandchildren; Miranda andSamantha Tetzloff, Dylan, Halle and Morgan Reid, Camilla Clay and Emmie Scheffers. Sisters, Molly Kuhlman, and Gladys (Les) Lewis, and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Shaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Kuhlman, her parents, her sister Marie Thomas and brothers, Alfred Phipps, Frederick Phipps, and Warren Phipps, and two sisters in infancy. Special gratitude and thank you to Sussie's helper and friend, Chris Beckius