December 6, 1952 – September 19, 2019
Keith Kuhnke, 66, passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning September 19, 2019. He was born on December 6, 1952 in DuQuoin, Illinois to William and Wilda Kuhnke. Keith married Carolyn Fox on June 11, 1986 and she survives.
Mr. Kuhnke is also survived by his brothers: David Bruce (Michelle) Kuhnke of Tampa, FL., Mark (Janet) Kuhnke of Springfield and Kurt (Lisa) Kuhnke of Leawood, KS., one sister-in-law Jo Ann Kuhnke of Herrin, IL., and one brother-in-law John (Barb) Fox. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Captain William Andrew Kuhnke.
Keith graduated from Johnston City High School in Johnston City, Illinois and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for over forty years retiring from Schnucks Pharmacy in 2016. Keith was a proud member of Kappa Psi Fraternity and he thoroughly enjoyed playing golf, reading a good mystery, playing any type of cards and feeding his hummingbirds. He loved traveling to many wonderful destinations but especially to Las Vegas.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday September 23, 2019 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road, with burial to follow at Ashland Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00am until the time of service Monday at Bisch West. In Lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to Folds of Honor, Department 13, Tulsa, OK. 74182 or to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL. 62703 and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.
Folds of Honor
Department 13, Tulsa, OK 74182
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
57 Country Place, Springfield, Illinois 62703
- Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, September 23, 2019
Patricia and Kevin Pikesh
September 27, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Keith. We were having dinner with my friend who told us. Sorry we missed his funeral as we would have wanted to pay our respects. You will be in our prayers for comfort.
Patti and Kevin Pikesh
September 23, 2019
Condolences to Keith’s family. Fond memories of softball teams with Keith when I lived in Springfield.
Jim aand Sue Cox
September 22, 2019
Carolyn, we send our sincere sympathy. We were so surprised to see about the passing of your husband. May the Lord be with you now and comfort you in yours days of loss.
September 20, 2019
Condolences to Dr Mark and the Kuhnke family. Keith was my pharmacist when i used Schnucks.