Ervie Kuehling Jr.

Jun 15th, 1930 - Jan 3rd, 2018


United Missionary Baptist Church

Thu, Jan. 11th, 2018 6pm

Ervie Kuehling Jr.

Ervie Kuehling Jr.,  87, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at his home.

He was born on June 15, 1930 to Ervie and Violet J. (Singer) Kuehling in Wabash County, Illinois.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lois (Rice), father and mother and brothers, LeRoy Don Kuehling and Freddie Ray Kuehling.

He leaves behind a son Richard D. Kuehling and spouse Monica of Azec, NM  and daughter Teressa Ann Richey and spouse James of Stafford, VA.  Granddaughters, Amanda & BJ Cogburn of Scottsdale, AZ and Caitlin Kuehling of Aztec, NM and Shelby & Ray O’Brian of Pocahontas, IL.  Also Great grandchildren Allora Rose Cogburn and Richard Blane Cogburn of Scottsdale, AZ. Brother Clarence “Ed” & Patricia Kuehling of Gulfport, MS and a sister Eva Jane & Steve  Smith of Mt. Carmel, IL.; several nieces and nephews.

Ervie married Judith L. Smith and his extended family members consist of daughters Angie & James Biggerstaff,  Susan & Randy Aden and Melanie & Greg Belcher, grandchildren Bronson & Heather Biggerstaff, Brittany Biggerstaff, Aaron Aden, Nathan Belcher, Nichoal and Steven Still and great  grandchildren, Emma & Leo Belcher, Drake & Jadeyn Biggerstaff, Matthew, Charlie , Kai & Quinten Aden.

Ervie was a life member of the United Missionary Baptist Church of Buncomb where he served the Lord as a ordained deacon.  Ervie retired from the US Air Force as a Senior Master Sergent and from Dowell, a division of Dow Chemical Co. as office supervisor and administrative assistant.  He was a member of the VFW.

Ervie wil be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at United Missionary Baptist Church in Buncombe on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM, fellowship following.  Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery at Mound City on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:30am with Military Rites being performed.

Blue Funeral Home in Goreville is assisting the family with arrangements.

7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Wanda Troester

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 8, 2018

    I am glad to have known Ervv. He was so personable to everyone. Wanda Troester.

  • Guest: Eva Dolores Kelly

    From: Deltona, Florida

    Date: January 9, 2018

    My heart goes out to all of you. Words cannot express my feelings.

    Your cousin, Eva Dolores Kelly

  • Guest: Dorothy Brancyk

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 9, 2018

    So sorry about ERV. He sat at our table #8 at the Seniors and I enjoyed, talking to him, as he had such a good sense of humor. We will miss you. Judith, sorry for your los

  • Guest: Sharon Hughes

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: January 9, 2018

    Alun and I will miss Ervie. He had a wealth of knowledge about our community. He was always happy to share information. We loved talking with him on Saturday mornings. Our thoughts are with his family. Judith, we are here to help if you need anything.

  • Guest: Nancy Norris

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: January 10, 2018

    The picture of Ervie posted here is so accurate. Always a smile on his face. We will all miss him. We are sorry for your loss and will keep Ervie and his family in our prayers.

  • Guest: David L. Hammers

    From: Granite City , Illinois

    Date: January 11, 2018

    As the oldest surviving member of the family of Harvey Hammers, I would like to express our family’s deepest condolences to the family of Ervie Kuehling. Erv as he was known to me, was my father’s best friend in the years before his passing in 2016. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow, and know that Erv will always be remembered as a most kind-hearted and wonderful man. Godspeed Erv.

  • Guest: Don Singer

    From: Mt. Carmel, Il., Illinois

    Date: January 11, 2018

    Jr. is as a good of a man, cousin, or as a friend, as a person could have. He always exhibited smiles, kindness, and goodness of heart when he was around. Our family of Phyllis, Shirley, Don, and Jack extend our sorrows to his extended family. You are not alone in this time, or in your loss. Heaven surely waits for Jr.