Warren Francis Kuhn, 79, Sheridan, passed away Nov. 5, 2019 from injuries he sustained during an automobile accident in Northern Hamilton County.
Born July 19, 1940 in Noblesville, Ind., he was the son of the late Adam Frank and Ethel Irene (George) Kuhn.
Mr. Kuhn was a 1958 graduate of Westfield High School and a lifelong farmer in Hamilton County. Following graduation he went to work for Kraft Foods in Sheridan, and would later work for a short time at Booker's Feed Store. He also drove a school bus route for both Sheridan Community Schools and Westfield School Corporation for a number of years.
Mr. Kuhn was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country from 1963-65 while stationed in Neu-Ulm, Germany. After his 17 1/2 month deployment was finished, he returned stateside and continued his service through his reserve training at Camp Grayling, Mich. until his discharge in 1969.
Farming was one of the things Mr. Kuhn enjoyed most in life. His love of dairy cattle kept him engaged in selling Grade B milk until 1985, at which time he decided to sell his herd and switch over to raising beef cattle. After a few years Warren decided to make another change; this time it was from beef cattle to raising sheep. During that time he was a member of the Continental Dorset Sheep Club, as well as the American Rambouillet and Dorset Sheep Clubs. Throughout all of his years of farming, he also raised chickens. He enjoyed showing his flock at the State Fair summer after summer, and over the years amassed quite the collection of colorful ribbons for his work. For him, however, raising animals on the farm was never work, it was a labor of love. His animals were his pets and they all held a special place in his heart. In addition to raising animals, he had quite the green thumb. He loved gardening and was quite well known for his beautiful roses.
Mr. Kuhn was a 60-plus year member of the Sheridan First United Methodist Church where he sang in the church choir for several years. He also served on the Administrative Council, briefly served as a trustee of the church, and was a longtime member of the Challengers Class.
Survivors include his sister Carol Elizabeth Kuhn of Sheridan; and by his good friends, John and Karla Waitt of Sheridan. John and Karla have been wonderful stewards of Warren's farm since his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents in 1982; his brother George Arnold Kuhn in 1938; his paternal grandparents, Adam and Annie (Whitesell) Kuhn; and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Agnes (Collier) George.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Pastor Carol Fritz will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be presented to the Sheridan First United Methodist Church capital campaign fund.