Nina Pauline Kuhlman, 97

Nina Pauline Kuhlman, age 97 of Mendon, died Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Sturgis Hospital.  She was born in Marshall, MI on June 24, 1911 the daughter of Edward and Christina (Wahl) Katz.  The family moved to Burlington when Pauline was 2 years old. They moved to Mendon in 1919, where Pauline graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1930.  

Pauline was married to Lloyd Kuhlman in LaGrange, IN on March 12, 1931.  They operated a farm south of Mendon until Lloyd’s death on Oct. 28, 1978.  Pauline was a homemaker and longtime member of the Mendon United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for several years, and was active in the Grace Circle.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting.  She especially treasured spending time with her family and friends.   

Pauline is survived by her daughter,  Katheryn Lytle (Charles) of Sturgis;  daughter in law, Patsy Kuhlman of Mendon;  7 grandchildren, Teresa Cytlak (Ron Neale) of Three Rivers, Myra (Mike) Kolbow of Northville, Phillip (Gail) Kuhlman of Mendon, Lucinda (Joe) Mowrey of Parker, CO, David Lytle (Kim) of Sturgis, Diane Marks (Tim) of New Lenox, IL, and Michelle Bechill (Chris) of Lowell;  9 great-grandchildren, Justin and Nick Kolbow, Kevin and Ashley Kuhlman, Cole and Parker Mowrey, Ryan, Mary, and Anna Lytle, Katie and Kristyna Marks, Hannah and Christian Bechill; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Violet Pierce and Barb Avery.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; her son Maurice Kuhlman; and by 2 brothers, Lyle and Richard Katz. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.  Funeral services will be 11a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Mendon United Methodist Church with Sandy Miller, Lay Pastor of the Nottawa United Methodist Church and Rev. James Bender, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sturgis officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.   Memorials will be directed to the Mendon United Methodist Church-Youth Group, or the Mendon Food Cupboard.  Online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.

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