Charles Wayne Kuhlman

May 23, 1959June 4, 2012

Charles Wayne “Charlie” Kuhlman, 53, of New Plymouth, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012. Charlie was born April 23, 1959 in Wenatchee, WA. Charlie was the second of five children and is preceded in death by his father, Chuck Kuhlman but is survived by his mother, Velma Johnson and step-father, Dave; brothers, Chris Kuhlman (Malissa) and Shane Kuhlman (Kelly); sisters, Trina Pettis (Rob) and Pam Ashcraft (Dick); step-brother, David Johnson and step-sister, Kim Mclay (Paul); and his many hunting and fishing friends. Charlie’s life and legend will live on among numerous nieces and nephews, along with his grandchildren Dylan Kuhlman, Audrey Kuhlman, Taven Dionne-Cloud and Cynder Dionne-Cloud. Charlie was not only brother, uncle and son, but also a loving companion to Barbara Cloud and his children, Travis, Cody and Dustin and step-children, Allie Cloud and Mitchell Tucker.

Charlie move to New Plymouth in 1972, graduated New Plymouth High School and became a roofer for Williamson’s Roofing for over 25 years. He enjoyed everything life had to offer him, including the work. When he wasn’t out on the mountain waiting on that big bull to drop down out of a saddle or watching a bedded Mulie, he was falling trees and building works of art with his hands. Charlie enjoyed the little things in life and could often be found kicking back near the camp fire with an iced tea in one hand and his dog and friend, Buddy in the other and when he wasn’t out at the fire, he was at the lake. Buddy and the iced tea were demoted to a grassy spot next to Charlie’s chair and his hands busied themselves with flies and a fishing pole because he knew a bigger fish was always “right up under that log”.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9th at the New Plymouth Football Field on S. Plymouth Ave., New Plymouth followed by a potluck wake at Trina and Rob’s house. Donations to help with medical expenses will be accepted at any Zion’s Bank in place of flowers. Rest in peace, Charlie, knowing you are gone but never forgotten. Cremation was under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. Condolences may be made to Charlie’s family at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 9, 2012

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Emily Carson

July 30, 2012

Charlie, Its been a couple months now since you have passed. I still have a hard time with it, i know you are with god now and are catchin those big fish! I know god gave us one last time to see each other. I just wish it could have been a couple more times. I miss you dearly and so does all the family. Thank you for the memories, I love you!

Naomi & Bo Stell

June 14, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kuhlman family during your loss. We are very saddened by the loss of a great man who left this world way to early. We love Charlie and he will be deeply missed. All our love Naomi & Bo Stell

Naomi Stell

June 14, 2012

You were like a brother to me and I am greatful for all the memories I have of you. You have always been there for me and helped me out so many times I can't even begin to thank you enough for all that you have done. I know my dad (Len) thinks the world of you and loves you very much as if you were his son. My mom (Noi) and sister (LeNoi) thought the world of you and loved you too. My husband Bo met you and even thought of you as family. My boys even called you Uncle Charlie when they were just little guys. You have been a great friend and have touched many lives, you're just an all around amazing man period. I love you Charlie, rest in peace. Until we meet again, love Naomi

Claudia Wickert

June 13, 2012

Trina and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss. We love you!

Dale & Claudia Wickert

Cheryl Moore

June 9, 2012

I will start by thanking the Good Lord for giving us this man we called Charlie, altho he left us much too early in life, we will always have our memories, and those could not be sweeter, Charlie made a difference, in a world where not many can say that, he made life better, and the mark he made in this life will be felt forever in our hearts..........

milt & sheely nesbitt

June 9, 2012

hey no sure my post went on here. just wanted to say I remember when the kuhlmans moved to N.P. You and your Bro and sisters. U all fit in. U all became plymouthitze. good times. after school we all got married and hung out on hunting trips. Gone before your time. Meeting up above with family and friends who have passed. U go and have a blast.

Heidi Eidler

June 8, 2012

Charlie I will always cherish and be grateful for the best memories ever camping, 4-wheeling and fishing that you introduced me to as a newcomer to the lovely US - so much love for all you did, so little time - My sincere thoughts and sympathy to all your family and loved ones. You are leaving a huge void that will only be filled with great memories and tales of good times with you by all. Always loving you, Heidi with Tamara (Hood River) and Marc (Austria)

Candace Cloud

June 8, 2012

My heart goes out to Charlie's family and friends, and I pray for everyone who loved him and will miss him--especially my sister, Barbara. I can't ease your pain, but I am sending love to you every day. In peace and sympathy, Candace

Randy Swindler

June 8, 2012

"Charlie....many times I spoke of The Palisades and changing of the guards at shift change...and the calf fries..and when we bar-b-qued that peacock..haha. All the pranks we friend. You will be missed but always have a place in my touched many a hearts....and are loved by blessed us with your presence...Love you ...Randy Swindler

Debbie Loignon

June 8, 2012

You will be missed my old friend,I have many years of wonderful memories...from work,huntin,4-wheeling and even the snake-skinning.Luv ya! Debbie