In Memory of

Violet Kuhlman

April 14, 1926 - February 20, 2014
Violet Vivian Kuhlman, the daughter of Matilda (Vander Hamm) and Henry Baack, was born in Struble, IA on April 14, 1926. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux County. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Ireton, and graduated from Ireton High School in 1943. On December 3, 1945, Vi was united in marriage to Edward M. Kuhlman at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, IA. The couple spent their married years in Northwest Iowa, including Le Mars and Hartley, where they owned and operated the cafe for 5 years. They later made their home in Cherokee. Along with raising their four daughters, Vi worked as an office cashier at J.C. Penny's for seven years, and was the Print Shop Manager at MHI in Cherokee for 23 years. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering, reading, hunting for asparagus, and playing BINGO. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Following a brief illness, Vi passed away peacefully at her home in Cherokee on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at age 87. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward on December 25, 1986; great-granddaughter, Jillian Marie Smith on April 9, 2001; her brother, Earl Baack on October 10, 2010. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters and their families: Julie Smith of Gaffney, SC, Sharyl (Roger) Larson of Humbolt, IA, Carol (Don) Pitts of Cherokee, and Janet (Gary) Comstock of Overland Park, KS; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her brother, Emmet Baack of Sun Lakes, AZ; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Jon Riggert
Larry Smith Lonnie Pitts Mike Pitts Jeff Larson Matt Pitts Adam Pitts HONORARY BEARERS Gina Rostenbach Lori Larson Sarah Comstock Anna Braunsdorf
Visitation will begin at 2 P.M. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 P.M. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
'Beyond The Sunset' 'How Great Thou Art' 'Lord's Prayer' Organist-Betty Koehlmoos Soloist-Karl Jacoby
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Vi was a wonderful lady! We knew her from bingo over the last few yrs and had many conversations with her. We will miss her.We extend our prayers and sympathy to her family she spoke of so often! Misti, Shae and Dorene”
- Misti K. Baker
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Although we haven't been in touch for many years, we have fond memories of Violet and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. She was a wonderful historian and keeper of the Baack family tree. I, Jackie, treasure these documents and photos and have passed them on to my children. ”
- Blanche Baack
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathies to Jan and her sisters and families. I'm sorry for your loss. I pray that God will guide and comfort you during these days and months to come. ”
- Becky Stalter
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Carol, Please accept my sympathy in the passing of your mother. She was a big part of your life, and you took wonderful care of her. I know you will miss her.”
- Linda Ambrose
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I worked at mhi and had coffee breaks with your mom. I am sorry for your loss. Cheryl Salter (Sears) class of '67.

- Cheryl
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I only knew Mrs. Kuhlman through her daughter, Jan, with whom I've taught for a number of years. Jan cherished the times she was able to spend with her mother. Although I never met her mother, she must have been an amazing mom because I know she had an amazing daughter in Jan. My condolences to all of the family.”
- Connie Isbell
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always such a good friend of my mom's. May you find comfort in the good memories.
- Glenda Schleef
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I join you all, prayerfully and with care and thanks-giving for Violet's life as one 'so well lived'indeed. ...One lived with purpose for family and for those many she extended care for those in need. May she now KNOW an Eternal

My condolences and supportive prayer joins you all in these moments/days of personal and family mourning.Vi offered so much to so many in her 'natural' maternal manner that has lifted many to 'New Ways toward Hope'. May she be Blessed Eternally through her life breath and our caring, uplifting prayers - together.

- Gene E. Sitzmann
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