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Raymond "Buff" C. Kuehlman

June 2, 1935 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Raymond "Buff" Kuehlman Obituary

Raymond C. “Buff” Kuehlman, 88, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Marshfield Medical Center in Weston.

He was born on June 2, 1935, in Edgar, Wisconsin to the late Raymond L. and Marcella (Wetterau) Kuehlman.  Raymond married Patricia Wagner on July 13, 1957, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Wausau.

Buff will be remembered for his love of family and his deep faith.  For the past 27 years, his favorite place was the double wooden swing overlooking Butternut Lake.  Buff, Pat, and their son, Tom, would spend about six months of the year with family and friends at their cottage on the lake, where they could fish, visit with neighbors, sit by the fire pit on chilly evenings, and enjoy the many hummingbirds and beautiful sunsets. His daughters, “Toot” and Linda, and son, Tim, and their spouses were devoted to his every need.

During his younger years Buff enjoyed playing softball for the Brickner’s team, deer hunting, and playing golf with his daughter, Chris, and son-in-law, Kevin.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially Red Wings hockey, Notre Dame football, and Tarheel basketball.  He and “the Colonel” are stakeholders in the annual Packer football pool at his favorite local pub.  He loved hanging out in Tom’s man cave, on the computer, and listening to country music. 

Buff served his country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper.  After his time in the service, he returned to the area and worked for the Wausau Fire Department for eight years.  He retired from Foremost Foods after 33 years as a machine operator.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Pat; daughter, Chris (Kevin) McCutcheon; grandchildren, Brian (Jessica Carlson) McCutcheon and Erin (Galen) Gresalfi; and great-grandchildren, Elyn and Ada Gresalfi; daughter, Cathie (Jeff) Morgan; grandson, Ben (Ashley) Weinke; and great-granddaughter, Evelyn; son, Tim (Terry) Kuehlman; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Lily Kuehlman; daughter, Linda (Fred) Bradfish; grandchildren, Kiley (Alex Spatz) Bradfish and Quinn (Marcus) Markee and great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Benjamin Markee; son, Tom Kuehlman; sister, Mary Richter; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by two infant children; grandchildren, Josh Morgan and Sarah Morgan-Guenther; parents, Raymond and Marcella; and brothers, Bill and Dick.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023 at St. Anne Parish, 700 West Bridge Street, Wausau, with Rev. Al Slowiak presiding.  Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church.  Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the American Legion Montgomery Plant Dudley Post #10.  Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to St. Anne Parish or the Man of Honor Society, Attn: Ken Kohnhorst, Treasurer, P.O. Box 2071, Wausau, WI 54402. 

His family brought him great pride and joy.  His heart overflowed with love for his “Honey” Pat, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and they always brought a tear of joy to his eyes. 

We love you Dad……“I know.”

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October 6, 2023

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)
700 W Bridge St
Wausau, WI 54401

Funeral Mass
October 6, 2023

1:30 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)
700 W Bridge St
Wausau, WI 54401


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