U.S. Army (ret) LTC Steven D. Kuehl, 74, of Phenix City, AL passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at his home. He was known by his family and friends as “Opa” and by others as “The Colonel.”
A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Monday, July 26, 2021, at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City, AL with Rev. Lynn McManious officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends this Sunday (7/25/2021) 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Colonel Kuehl was born February 11, 1947, in Onawa, IA, son of the late Donald E. Kuehl, Jr. and Darlene. He served in Vietnam and retired from the United States Army as a Lt. Colonel. In addition to having an outstanding military career, he also retired from Muscogee County School District where he was ROTC instructor. Colonel Kuehl was a big supporter of both the Valley Rescue Mission and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed playing golf but above all, he loved spending time with his family and following his grandchildren playing sports all over the country. He was very generous, loving, encouraging, and supporting to his entire family.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Connie Faye Kuehl (Oma).
He is survived by his sons, Anthony Kuehl of Houston, TX, Kenneth (Duke) Skinner and wife Leane of Phenix City, AL and Michael Skinner and wife Sandy of Clemson, SC; a sister, Kathy Hagge and husband Dale of Littleton, CO; a brother, Tom Kuehl of Palm Springs, CA; grandchildren, Blake Skinner (Lacey), Eric Skinner (Britleigh), Kalyn Hunt (Cameron), Marc Skinner (Ashton), Jacob Skinner (Anna) and Stephanie Driscoll (Brandon); great-grandchildren, Dalton and Bailey Kate Skinner, Ella Grace and McKinley Skinner and Presley, Parker and Barrett Hunt; several extended family and friends.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made in his memory to Valley Rescue Mission, www.valleyrescuemission.org.
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