James A. Kuhlman
Date of Birth
August 26, 1938
Date of Passing
October 10, 2023
Date, Time, & Place of Visitation
Monday, October 16, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
Date, Time, & Place of Funeral
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 9:30 a.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church
James A. Kuhlman, 85, of Quincy, Illinois, died on October 10, 2023, at Blessing Hospital. Jim was born on August 26, 1938, to Arthur ‘Art’ W. Kuhlman and Kathryn Metzger Kuhlman in Quincy. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Fred Kuhlman, also of Quincy.
Jim went to St. Francis Catholic Grade School and Christian Brothers High School. He attended Quincy College and was in the Army Reserves. Jim’s father, Art, founded Kuhlman Construction Company in 1936. Upon his retirement, Jim, along with his brother Fred, co-owned and operated the company until 2012. Jim was a true craftsman, and his work can be found in many places around the community; most notably, the John Wood Mansion and the original Gem City Savings and Loan building.
He married Sharon Reis Kuhlman on July 12, 1996. She survives. He is also survived by his children: Katherine Kuhlman Rosanova of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Christopher Kuhlman of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Mark Kuhlman of Freeport, Florida, and Karen Kuhlman (Robert) Amos of Barrington, Illinois; four grandchildren: Isabella Rosanova, Nora Kuhlman, Finn Kuhlman, and Eliza Amos; and two sisters: Mary (Mike) Drymiller of Moline, Illinois, and Ann (Larry) Budde of Berlin, Wisconsin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed a close relationship with Sharon’s children, Tony (Melissa) Reis, their children Alex (Haley) Reis, Parker Reis and Aubrey Reis, and Greg (Cindy) Reis, and their children, Connor Reis, Taylor (Reagan) Reis, and Cooper (McKenzie) Reis and one great grandchild, Olive Rey Reis.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was a long-time supporter of Quincy Notre Dame High School and the Knights of Columbus. In his later years, he loved to feed his birds, his squirrels, be outdoors and he never passed up an opportunity to indulge in ice cream and chocolate in any form!
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023, from 4-6 p.m. at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery immediately following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network https://alzheimerscaregivers.org/donate/, Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/?form=alz_donate, or Quincy Notre Dame. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.