UNADILLA — William Frederick Kuhr, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oneonta.
He was born July 15, 1929, in Vici, Okla., the son of William and Frieda (Groteluschen) Kuhr.
He married Beverly Ruth Wheeler on Dec. 21, 1952, at the Main Street Baptist Church in Oneonta.
William worked for Una-Lam for 34 years as an estimator, retiring in 2002. He loved farming and loved watching his crops grow. He and his wife enjoyed square dancing.
William looked forward to spending time at the St. Lawrence River; however, his heart always remained in his beloved state of Nebraska.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Kuhr of Unadilla; a daughter, Karen (Clement) Murphy of Walton; sons, Ronald (Carol) Kuhr of Argyle and Robert (Theresa) Kuhr of Millersville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Beth (Keith) Chapin, Colleen (Matthew) Cutting, Kimberly Murphy (Robert Kappauf), and Cade Kuhr; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Sheldon of Otego; a brother, James (Joyce) Kuhr of Vestal; a sister-in-law, Louise Kuhr of Arizona; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Richard Kuhr.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, 7 Church St., Wells Bridge, with the Rev. David W. Steensma, pastor, officiating.
Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery in Otego will be in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, P.O. Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276, www.parkinsonresearchfoundation.org or to the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Wells Bridge, NY 13859.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.