Thomas William Kuehn

Thomas “Tom” William Kuehn, a very gentle and kind man, died August 30, 2023. Tom was born September 24, 1942, in Lansing, Michigan the son of Marvin and Geraldine (Grafuis) Kuehn. After graduating from Charlotte High School in 1961, Tom went to work for General Motors, where he worked 43 years retiring in 2006 as a Journeyman Die Welder. At the age of 20, Tom met his future wife, Joyce and they were married 59 years and raised their two sons.

Always an active man, many referred to him as an army of people in one body, for no one could keep up with him. He had a large garage where he would work on welding cars for people and could fix or build anything. Tom also built their family home, there was not anything he could not do. He was passionate about gardening, especially proud of his pumpkin patch for his grandchildren.
Tom and Joyce enjoyed the cottage at Silver Lake and after retirement enjoyed spending winters in Florida. On his trips back to Michigan he always made a point to bring back pounds of Russell Stover’s Candy for his great-granddaughters.

Tom loved spending time with his granddaughters and great granddaughters, he would cook breakfast at the summer cottage and looked forward to the yearly school shopping trips with them.

Thomas William Kuehn is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce; sons, Brian Kuehn and Bradley (Debbie Jackson and Jackson family) Kuehn; granddaughters, Sierra (Clifford) Malloy, Haily (John Michael) Moore; great-granddaughters, Kylee, Ella, Haily, Aubree, Adalee, Layla and Harper; sisters, Judy (Steve) Gerry and Carol (Kim) Freer; sisters-in-law, Verna (Ron) Fleming and Jean (Bob) Kimball; nephew and nieces, Brett (Libby) Gunnison, Jason (Robin) Freer, Cheryl Kimball and Kim White; great-nephew, Annan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are encouraged to support Tom’s family by sharing memories on his Tribute Page at Funeral services were Thursday, September 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Sean Esterline officiating. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Tom’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Charlotte Future Farmers of America. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.