Stanley Erwin Kuehn, age 76 of rural Sanborn, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, South Dakota. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Willow Lake Township. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Burial is in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Stanley Erwin Kuehn was born May 4, 1946 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, to Erwin and Leona (Krueger) Kuehn. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Willow Lake Township where he remained a lifelong member. He attended country school through the 8th grade and later graduated from Wabasso public school. Stanley was united in marriage to Diann Lynn Homiston on August 15, 1964 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willow Lake Township. Together they made their home in the Sanborn area where they farmed, raising pigs and crops. Stanley was employed by S & H Snowmobile Sales and Service in Sanborn, and he also raced snowmobiles for them. Stanley’s faith in God was very important to him, and he showed it by his extensive involvement at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was an Elder, a Trustee, and served on the cemetery board. He also served on the Willow Lake Township board for countless years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing, as well as playing cards and shooting pool. He stayed young by dancing throughout his whole life. Spending winters in Arizona, Stanley enjoyed ATV rides through the foothills of Yuma. Above all else, Stanley valued the time he spent with family and friends.
Stanley is survived by his son Todd Kuehn of Wabasso and his children: Kody (Katie), Tristan and Jasmine; his daughter Tonya (Joe) Coplan of Hazel, SD and her children: Braxten, Caleb, Jonah & Logan; great-granddaughter: Amelia (daughter of Kody); siblings: LaVonne Sinclair, Marilyn (Tom) Puzak, Ann Sullivan, Gary (Jeanne) Kuehn; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Diann, brother-in-law Dean Sinclair, sister-in-law Linda Maust, nephews Brady Kuehn, Brad Homiston and LeRoy Maust, and niece Shelly Raddatz.