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Kuehn, Franklyn

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Franklyn Kuehn of Granum, beloved husband of Lynne Kuehn, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the age of 71 years.
Franklyn Alfred Kuehn was born on May 11, 1941 in Lethbridge. He was raised on the family farm at Skiff. He attended school in Skiff, Foremost, Lethbridge and Calgary.
Franklyn obtained his flying licence at the age of 17. He graduated with a BSC in Agriculture from Bozeman, Montana. He also obtained a welding licence and a heavy-duty mechanic’s licence.
Franklyn married Lynne Fairweather on Nov. 11, 1961. They moved to the family farm in 1962, to Foremost in 1977 and to Granum in 2000.
Franklyn was a man who was not afraid of work. He was a farmer, crop duster, mechanic, long haul truck driver, public works foreman and charter coach driver. He was a “jack of all trades” and could rig up a fix to almost anything. He was willing to help anyone in need at any time.
Franklyn’s interests were flying, Alberta Flying Farmers, welding, skiing, tractor pulling, lapidary and jewelry making, fishing, collecting treasures and practical jokes.
Franklyn was very creative and showed his talents in building an air drill, an RV-6 airplane, a pulling tractor and converting a bus to a beautiful motor home. He loved to travel and camped with family and friends.
Besides his loving wife Lynne, Franklyn is survived by his daughter Janet (Alan) Gunning; son Rodney (Cindy); his grandchildren Michael Janze, Jennifer (Mark) Stocker and their son Colby, Jessica Janze, Mathew Kuehn, Kyle Gunning and Lauren Gunning; his father Herbert Kuehn; his sisters Ethel (Alan) Graham and Paige Hartman; his brother Ken (Lori) Kuehn; his uncle Wes Kuehn along with his children Pheona (Ed) Sloboda, Harold (Lorraine), Randy (Karen), and Farley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
Franklyn was predeceased by his mother Grace (Hap) Kuehn.
A funeral service was held on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel in Lethbridge with Rev. Eras Van Zyl officiating.

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