Kevin R. Kuehl

Kevin R. Kuehl

January 10, 1956 – January 6, 2024

Passed away in Colorado. Born in Omaha, Ne to Chris and Joan Kuehl. Class of 1974 at Creighton Prep. Member of the Creighton University Basketball Team, graduating in 1978. Worked in the Railroad Industry for 43 years.

Preceded in death by parents, Chris and Joan Kuehl; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Debbie Kuehl; nephew, Michael.

Survived by wife, Deb Frost-Kuehl; daughter, Lauren; brothers, Chris, Dave (Ruthie), Terry, Steve (Colleen), Dan (Gina), John (Trish); many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass: Saturday, January 20th, 1:00PM at Creighton Prep (7400 Western Ave.) with a visitation to follow until 4:00PM. 

A Celebration of Life in Kansas City will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Disabled Jockeys Fund.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Mass, please join the Zoom Link below:

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  • John Marks Posted January 11, 2024 6:30 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Deb , the Kuehl family and all who knew and loved Kevin. I have lost a great friend but was blessed to have experienced a multitude of memorable moments with him. RIP Kool Man

  • Rick Scarpello Posted January 11, 2024 6:36 pm

    My sincere condolences on th e passing of Kevin.

  • Jim/ Joyce Christiansen Posted January 11, 2024 6:41 pm

    We were shocked to hear of your Brother’ Kevin’s passing , this is a difficult time for your family,we will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Tim McConnell Posted January 11, 2024 8:18 pm

    I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear hear about Kevin. My teammate all four years and roommate during our senior year at Creighton. He was an outstanding ball player, amazing man and someone who lived life to the fullest. The time we spent together was amazing, joyous and his devilish charm was as infectious as his smile and laugh. We had a hellacious amount of crazy good times. He and the entire Kuehl family were so wonderful to me during my time in Omaha. I’m forever grateful for the time we spent together. Rest in peace my friend.

    • Rod Kestel Posted January 12, 2024 9:38 am

      So so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Kev was one of the first persons I met in the fall of 1978 at CREIGHTON. Like Tim McConnell said, he did live life to the fullest and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kuehl family.

  • Michelle Bailey Posted January 11, 2024 8:36 pm

    Deb, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything you need.

  • Lynnes Duane Posted January 11, 2024 8:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss Deb…

  • yvette hatfield Posted January 11, 2024 9:23 pm

    My heart breaks for you and your family. Prayers of peace and comfort.🙏

  • Tracey Karrick Posted January 11, 2024 10:48 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God wraps his arms around you at this difficult time . Prayers and hugs

  • Rebecca Sigwing Posted January 12, 2024 5:57 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. My heart aches for you Debbie. Idaho seems impossibly far away from friends and family in this difficult moment. Please know a candle will be lit and I send prayers for peace and blessings for all of Kevin’s loved ones.

  • Mike & Chris Nulty Posted January 12, 2024 7:17 am

    We want to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of Kevin’s Famiky! He will be missed by so many! Such a genuine and kind person!
    Kindest personal regards, Mike & Chris Nulty

  • Ned Finney Posted January 12, 2024 7:27 am

    So sorry to hear this. Too soon. Thinking of you.

  • Karen and Rodney Cole Posted January 12, 2024 8:49 am

    Deb, Karen and I are so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. 🙏

  • Steve Beckwith Posted January 12, 2024 9:38 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. He was a good man and a great friend. My prayers go out to Deb, Lauren and all the family.

  • Ray and Carolyn Peterson Posted January 12, 2024 10:25 am

    We’re saddened to have lost Kevin. He was so very kind and thoughtful. We’re so sorry, Debbie. We love you

  • Jerry Mauro Posted January 12, 2024 11:36 am

    To my friend John and the rest of the Kuehl family I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. May God be with you in your time of need

  • Jeremy Dark Posted January 12, 2024 12:13 pm

    My condolences to Deb and family – Kevin was a great guy, he will be missed.

  • Don Moats Posted January 12, 2024 1:21 pm

    My deepest sympathy for all the family members of Kevin,he was a very fun and silly brother-in-law and he was very caring and loving to all.He also was a hell of a golfer.He will be greatly missed.

  • Bill Kamp Posted January 12, 2024 3:25 pm

    My condolences to the Kuehl family, I first got to know Kevin in the early 90’s and reacquainted in the last couple of years. Always loved his smile that could light up a room, he will be missed.

  • Rita Quinn- Adams Posted January 12, 2024 3:27 pm

    Deb & family: I’m so sorry for you’re loss.

  • Liz Easley Posted January 12, 2024 3:52 pm

    My heart goes out to all of the Kuehl Family!

  • Greg and Liz Easley Posted January 12, 2024 3:54 pm

    Our hearts go out to all of the Kuehl Family!!

  • Jack McGriff Payne Posted January 13, 2024 10:21 am

    Condolence and prayers for everyone feeling the loss of Kev. He was such a great support in making the transition of ABEX to private ownership. He was a great leader in enjoying life and having fun and team bonding as a SWIG. A seriously good guy and a great fun. Ol’ Payne will be missing you. R I P Kev.

  • Connie and Dan Loebsack Posted January 13, 2024 12:56 pm

    Kevin was such a great guy and a type of person who could make any person’s life better by just being around him.
    May God bless you Debbie and family with wonderful memories until you meet again.
    Extending our deepest
    Love and Hugs Dan and Connie

  • Jeff Turrell Posted January 13, 2024 8:44 pm

    My heart is hurting for Deb and Kuehl family. Kevin was just someone you always wanted to be around. Whether it was infectious laugh, or his story telling, or just the kindness he treated everyone with, he was just someone you always enjoyed, and looked forward to, being around. I have so many fond memories of Kevin from my time in Kansas City. From golfing, to betting Hollywood Park races on Friday nights, man he always made whatever we were doing fun. I am blessed to be among those who can call Kevin a friend.

  • Michael S. Bendon Posted January 14, 2024 8:58 am

    I’ve known Kevin since he was in the 5th grade (playing on the 7th grade team). I cherish his memory. Please let me know when the KC memorial will be.

  • Jeannie Tremblay Posted January 14, 2024 9:55 am

    My prayers are with everyone that touched Kevin’s heart. I went to Creighton, and he was such a wonderful person. My love and prayers are with him, and May Kevin Rest in Peace.

  • Jerry Posted January 14, 2024 2:54 pm

  • Mike Salerno Posted January 14, 2024 9:24 pm

    My condolences to the Kuehl family. What a great guy from a great family. I grew up with Kevin back in the 70s. He was a great neighbor, friend, mentor and quite the guy to aspire . Truly, he was one of the nicest guys in the world.
    Prayers and Blessings to the Kuehl family

  • Brian Long Posted January 15, 2024 7:41 am

    I will miss you my brother., my running mate, and teammate. We had great times together. Forever grateful to you and your family taking me in as their ninth son. I will miss you until we meet again. Love THE FLy.!

  • Patty Long Posted January 15, 2024 8:05 am

    I am so saddened losing Kevin. The time Brian and I spent in Omaha was made so much better after we met him. His parents and his brothers were so welcoming. Kevin will live on in our hearts and we will miss him. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Brian Long Posted January 15, 2024 8:09 am

    My brother, running mate, and teammate. I will miss you but our memories will never die! Forever grateful to you and your family taking me in as their ninth son . Love FLY . PS still cherish that golden whistle your mom gave me knowing I. Was going to be a Coach.

  • Dick Carlson Posted January 15, 2024 9:11 am

    My deepest sympathies to Deb and the Kuehl family. I met Kevin shortly after graduation from Creighton and ultimately hired him into the railroad industry. His magnetic personality made him a perfect fit for sales and people loved to be in his company. I for one have so many memories of our times together and he will indeed be missed.

  • Joe & Kris Haller Posted January 15, 2024 10:16 am

    Our heartfelt condolences to entire the Kuehl family as you move through this very difficult loss.

  • John Garrison Posted January 15, 2024 10:19 am

    My heart goes out to all of the Kuehl Family!

  • Becki Amick Posted January 15, 2024 10:24 am

    Sending hugs and prayers to Kevin’s family. He was such a great guy.

  • Nathan Harbeck Posted January 16, 2024 6:53 am

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Kuehl family. I appreciate everything Kevin has done to help me throughout the years and he will be deeply missed..

  • Louis Oborny Posted January 16, 2024 10:34 am

    My sympathies to the Kuehl family! Kevin was well respected in the Rail Industry. I enjoyed knowing him and working with him. He always took the time to say hello and was always around to help me out anyway he could. He’s a great man!

  • Dean Sawyer Posted January 16, 2024 2:19 pm

    My condolences to the Kuehl family, I enjoyed working with Kevin, very respected in the Rail Industry. He will be missed.

  • Darren and Tammy Panczuk Posted January 16, 2024 2:42 pm

    Tammy and I were so saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. We were fortunate to have caught up with him back in October at RSI in Indy and had some good laughs reminiscing! Passing along our heartfelt sympathies to Deb, Lauren, and the extended Kuehl family and friends alike. May he rest in peace.

  • Terry Thielen Posted January 16, 2024 6:41 pm

    Rest in Peace, Kevin.

  • Mike Friel ‘74 Posted January 16, 2024 8:53 pm

    We have prayers for you Kevin and your family…..

  • Mike Friel ‘74 Posted January 16, 2024 8:55 pm

    Kevin, we have you and your family in our hearts and prayers….

  • Mick and Betty Jensen Posted January 16, 2024 9:31 pm

    There are no words to say. Mick and I will miss you forever! We first met in the early 70″s and there is no end to the stories we could tell. Kevin was the Best Man in our wedding and that is a really good description of Kevin. Debbie, we love you and know that if you need anything… Lauren, all our love. To all the Kuehl brothers and your families, love you all.

  • Gregg Kupfer Posted January 17, 2024 1:51 pm

    Was Scott Hawk’s assistant at Cathedral. We talked many times about how Prep got upset in ’74 without a wild card. That Prep team was outstanding. Was the sixth man on Fremont’s team that year. Lost to Central in the semis at state. Scott told me how Prep had beat them several times that year. Kevin was a very integral part of that team. Probably the reason the wild card berth was started. When the boys at Cathedral won state in ’86, I remember Scott wanting to hold the trophy, because he didn’t get to in high school. Kevin, please know that your excellent career was noticed and appreciated by this Fremont Tiger. Much respect-Coach Kupfer

  • Tony Ancona Posted January 17, 2024 5:39 pm

    My condolences to the entire Kuehl family. So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing so young. Prayers to you all….

  • Frank C. Posted January 18, 2024 12:34 pm

    RIP Kool. I’m going miss our Royals-Sox bet and talking horses with you my friend.
    Condolences to Deb, Lauren and the Kuehl family.

  • Jeff Bond Posted January 18, 2024 1:39 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Kuehl family.

  • Frank Halpine Posted January 20, 2024 9:47 am

    All the Halpine cousins send their understanding of another loss of a brother gone too soon. Those picnics at the Kuehl acreage in the sixties were some of the fondest childhood memories. Kevin wrangled Stormy with the rest of us for a bit of the cowboy experience we hold precious.

  • Geoff Dahlman Posted January 21, 2024 8:09 am

    A great golfing buddy and business friend. I’m am so sad to hear this. He was a Kool Man, groovy as well. I still owe him lunch on a football bet someday will get it. Some of my best days were golfing with Kevin at Milburn Country Club. Condolences to all.

  • Peggy Wachtler Yoder Posted January 21, 2024 9:41 am

    My deepest sympathy to the Kuehl family. Such great memories growing up with all our cousins. Yes the family picnics at the Kuehl home were awesome. Kevin was part of a great family and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in peace.

  • Stacy Segrest Posted January 22, 2024 8:44 am

    I’m so saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. Deepest condolences to Deb, Lauren, and the entire Kuehl family.

  • Dennis Rasmussen Posted January 22, 2024 10:37 am

    RIP OG Bubs….So many great memories as a teammate and friend… are missed. Prayers to Debbie, Lauren and whole Kuehl Family.

  • Nancy Orsi Boe Posted January 22, 2024 1:57 pm

    Thinking of the entire Kuehl family during this sad time and sending prayers. Our family grew up just down street from the “cool” Kuehl boys. We have so many fun memories from that time. The Kuehl’s have lost some wonderful people way too soon. I was really good friends with Debbie and Terry. My brother, Pete, hung out with Kevin and Danny during those childhood days. Be comforted knowing you have those Kuehl heavenly angels watching over you.

  • Ken Deceuster Posted January 22, 2024 2:09 pm

    Family and friends of Kevin so sorry to hear that Kevin has passed from this earthly realm. What a wonderful man and friend he is greatly missed. It is evident from the condolences how much he was loved Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Mike Sappenfield Posted January 28, 2024 10:26 am

    I am very sad to hear of your loss. Hope you and your family the best in finding peace! Luv ya sis!

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