Gary Kuehn




Gary Roger Kuehn, 71, Bland, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022, at his residence.

He was born March 6, 1951, to Norman and Cleo (Bader) Kuehn in St. Louis.

He was united in marriage to Stella McMullin, who was his life-long partner and best friend, May 19, 1973, at Mount Zion Church in St. Clair.

Gary was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Cooper Hill. He owned and operated Owensville Small Engines for 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was very talented at repairing things, especially if it had an engine. 

He was preceded in death by father and mother, Norman and Cleo (Bader) Kuehn and mother-in-law Velma McMullin.

He is survived by wife Stella of Cooper Hill; father-in-law Herman McMullin; brother Wayne Kuehn; sister-in-law Jan Kuehn and special friend; nephews and nieces Scott and Terri Kuehn, Jeff Kuehn, Shelly McMullin, Laura (McMullin) and Mark Wallace, Megan (McMullin) and Travis Hood, Heather (Clark) and Tim Pickard, Billy Clark, Ethan and Tara (LaPlant) Epperson; and several great nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5, at Gottenstroeter Chapel, Owensville, with Rev. Van Lahmeyer officiating. Burial was in Green Mound Baptist Cemetery, St. Clair.

Memorials suggested to the Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.