Harold T. Kuehnemund, Sr., 76, our generous, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Monday, December 29, 2014, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Harold was born in Munger on December 9, 1938, the son of the late Harold F. and Felecia (Czuprynski) Kuehnemund. After graduating from Central High School in 1957, Harold went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. After returning home and through his future brother-in-law, Harold met the love of his life, Frieda Helmreich and they exchanged vows on October 6, 1962 in St. Norbert Church. Harold retired from Saginaw Steering Gear in October of 1996 after thirty-five years of service to help care for his grandchildren. In addition to Frieda, Harold's faithful wife of fifty-two years, he leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Cyndi and husband, Mike Verhaeghe of Essexville and one son, Rev. Fr. Harold Thomas Kuehnemund, Jr. of Yale and Emmett. Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Jessica (Mike Doornbos) Verhaeghe, Sarah Verhaeghe and Michael Verhaeghe, all of Essexville; sister, Dee and husband, Harold VanDenBoom; brother, Thomas and wife, Dee Kuehnemund; in-laws, Esther Wark, Kathy and husband, Fred Harrington, Vi Jackson, Arlene Thomas, Oscar and wife, Jackie Helmreich, Paul and wife, Bev Helmreich, along with his special niece and nephews, Debbie and Mike Markel and Kenneth VanDenBoom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Oscar and Mollie Helmreich; sister, Rita Adamski; nephews, Andy VanDenBoom, C.J. Helmreich and in-laws, Helen and Bud Watson, Beau Thomas, Dave Wark, Walt and Mary Helmreich and Carl Helmreich. Harold's family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Rosary at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Monday, January 5, 2015, Harold will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Rev. Fr. H.T. Kuehnemund, Rev. Fr. Collins Okeke, Rev. Fr. Dale Orlik and Deacon Bill Kolarik will concelebrate and the Rite of Committal will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. sorry to hear of uncle harold’s passing.my thouights and prayers are with aunt freida and the family.God Bless you and be with you at this time.always thought a lot of uncle harold.God Bless you all.

    dan helmreich,

  2. Father Tom .. here’s a poem for you that I wrote .. hope it brings you great comfort:

    .. SUNSET ..
    pho-etry by ellen

    Dying is like the setting sun ..
    it’s gone from us, but new to some.
    We can no more stop the sun from leaving ..
    Than plan in our life we’ll have no grieving.

    The sun falls from our sight ..
    a loved one loses the good fight.
    To both sun and loved one, it’s a happy thing ..
    the sun greets new lands, the other hears angels sing.

    As the dark side of earth welcomes the sun ..
    remember that in heaven the same thing is done.
    Glad faces of old, both family and friends .
    and God there to greet us, when our day ends.

    “JOY comes, grief goes, we know not how.”

    May love surround you and yours in this time of sorrow.
    Chuck & Ellen Hajduk
    St. Ben’s

  3. Fr. Tom, your dear mother, Frieda, Cyndi & family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your loving patriarch, Harold. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here if you need us for anything.
    Love and God’s Blessings, The Scheible Family

  4. Our thoughts and prayers for your family at this time. Sending our love and friendship to all of you. Ray & Vickie Gleason

  5. God gives us miracles and blesses us with his love, Our family is sending love and giving prayers to the family, God is good., Rob, Pat, Brooklynn and Rj Smith.

  6. Wish I could be there with the family as we mourn the loss of a great man. Sorry for your loss! Uncle Harold was always one of the most caring people that I knew. Thoughts and prayers to you all!

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