George Lewis “Louie” Kuhlwein, of Worthington, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House and Dover, Ohio, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 12:05 a.m. at the Laurels of Norworth in Worthington, Ohio where he had been residing since July 31, 2018.
George was born December 30, 1923, in Pickaway County, Ohio, to Herman L. and Gladys Duvall Kuhlwein. George, or Louie, as he was commonly known, graduated from Stoutsville High School (now Amanda-Clearcreek) in 1942, where he was a member of the Future Farmers Club of America, and 4-H, where he served in the 4-H Club Congress.
He farmed with his father in Pickaway County until he was called to service in the U.S. Army as a member of the 79th Infantry Division, 314th Regiment. Louie was twice wounded in France in December, 1944, in action at Luneville and Hagenau and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf ClusterUpon recovery and discharge, he attended The Ohio State University on the G.I. Bill graduating with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1949, and was a member of the O.S.U. meat judging team. In 1946, he met Henrietta Eyman of Lancaster, Ohio and they were married in 1947. They lived in Columbus until 1952, then re-located to Washington Court House, Ohio where he served as a marketing specialist for Producers Livestock Association. He later joined Prudential Insurance, where he was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, until his retirement in 1983. Louie and Henrietta were married 64 years before she preceded him in death in 2012. He was also preceded in death by his beloved son, Gregory Lewis Kuhlwein in 2001, and younger brother, Ralph, in 1934.
George is survived by his daughters, Linda (Douglas) Davis of Worthington, Ohio, and Diane (Tom) Palmaccio of Haverhill, Mass., and six grandchildren, Krista (Joel) Steiner, Kurt (Stephanie) Davis, Julie (Todd) Palmaccio-Rothermel, Kevin (Jana) Palmaccio, Lauren (Jordan) Smith, and Grant Kuhlwein. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, David (Nancy) Eyman of Asheville, N.C., and former daughter-in-law Debbie Kuhlwein of Washington C. H.
George was dedicated to his community and served on many boards. He was a proud and faithful life member of the OSU Alumni Association; a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington C.H. where he served in many capacities, including president, and was a life member of Kiwanis International and a George F. Hixon fellow. He also served his community on the United Way Board; the Board of Zoning Appeal; the Red Cross Board of Directors; the Chrisman Scholar-Athlete Selection Committee; the Fayette County Community Board; was a 60+ year member of McNair Presbyterian Church, was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion; was a life member and supporter of the Disabled American Veterans; and was a member of the Fayette County Historical Society. He also loved and supported the Washington Court House Blue Lions and-the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The funeral will be Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Cyndy Garn, pastor at the Worthington United Methodists Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Friend may call at the frneral home Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to National Church Residences Hospice, 2335 North Bank Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43220 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.