Jeffrey Kuehl
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Green Bay, WI
Our beloved husband, father, papa, son, friend, and neighbor is at rest after a lifetime of giving to us his whole heart and his unconditional love. Jeffrey Charles Kuehl of Kewaunee, age 68, passed away on July 17, 2021.

Jeff married his best friend, Renée, and together they built a beautiful home for their four children, always providing for them a magical and unbending love. That same love extended to his three beautiful grandchildren. Whether he was wrapping us in bear hugs, picking up morning doughnuts, spending afternoons in the backyard pool, checking our oil, or simply cheering us on, he always found ways to show us that we were his world. Above all else, Jeff's life was guided by his deep commitment to his family.

After graduating from Kewaunee High School in 1971, Jeff enjoyed the camaraderie of playing on numerous basketball teams, forging many lifelong friendships. He found a similar brotherhood while working for the Kewaunee County Highway Department. Jeff took immense pride in paving and plowing the roads of the county, giving nearly 40 years of service to his hometown community. As a third-generation owner of Kuehl Oil Company, Jeff traveled those same county roads delivering fuel to local homes and farms.

His hometown connection extended into the waters of Lake Michigan, where Jeff found a source of peace and refreshment. He spent his entire life on the lake and from Door County to downtown Chicago, always jumped at an opportunity to "take a quick dip," regardless of the water temperature. His love of the beach was passed on to his children and grandchildren, and they will always feel a deep connection to him there. He was our navigator, our lighthouse, and our safe harbor. Many will remember Jeff's infamous sweeper jump shot on the basketball court, his perfectly grilled hamburgers, or his love of Billy Joel songs. But all have been touched by his genuine kindness, his welcoming smile, and his gentle demeanor. He had an open mind that allowed him to connect with anyone, from any walk of life, and he showed respect for all, especially the underdog.

Jeff was a devoted husband to his wife, Renée; a proud dad to Shannon Kuehl (Tracy), Rachel Kuehl (Tom Balsley), Megan Kuehl (Elliott Magers), and Valerie Kuehl (Richard O'Brien); and a loving papa to Molly & Sam Kuehl and Maddie Balsley. He is also survived by his father, Carl "Cully" Kuehl; brother, Scott Kuehl; mother-in-law, Joan Du Chateau; siblings-in-law, Cynthia (Larry) Schaefer, Michelle Du Chateau (Gary Ledvina), Denise Du Chateau (Joe Baierl), Lew Du Chateau (Tammy), J.J. Du Chateau (Karen), Lance Du Chateau (Swapna), and Jeremy Du Chateau (Kelly); nieces and nephews; and cherished family friend, Jesse Rouse.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Kuehl; his sister, Laurie Kuehl; and his father-in-law, John Du Chateau.

All are welcome to join us for a casual gathering to celebrate Jeff's life on Wednesday, August 4 between 4:00 and 7:00pm at Lakehaven Hall in Kewaunee. Out of concern for immunocompromised individuals and young children, face masks are required indoors.

"To become a better human, focus on the things you admire about people who have passed."





Published by Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Jul. 23 to Jul. 31, 2021.
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Jeff was the first friend I made when I transferred to KHS. And Jack is right, I was "crisscross" from that day on. Met Renee with Jeff at UWGB. Wonderful memories. Prayers of healing for Renee and the family.
Chris Ross - Arizona
Friend
August 3, 2021
Friends from early childhood at 617 Rose Street became friends forever. Thanks for the great times and memories. Deepest sympathies to Renee and the whole Kuehl family.
Don Quistorff
August 2, 2021
Very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine going thru high school without Jeff as my friend. We lived near each other. I can still hear his laugh in my head. Such good memories.
Toby Berkovitz
Friend
July 29, 2021
So sorry to learn of Jeff's passing. Though I haven't seen him in years, he was a good friend in high school and beyond, and yes, there are some great memories of mischief done. Thoughts and prayers for Renee and family.
Andy Holub
School
July 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss, Renee' . Prayers & hugs.
Patricia Gissel (Dorner)
July 26, 2021
My sympathy to your family. We were classmates from 1st grade thru KHS `71. Jeff always had a smile to share! May your many memories give you comfort.
Peggy (Michalek) VanBoxel
School
July 26, 2021
Thinking about all of you each and every day as you grieve, as well as reminisce about all of the joy he brought to so many people throughout his life.
Anne Laurent
Friend
July 26, 2021
My condolences to Cully & family ,I remember when Jeff took over the fuel business , such a nice guy , I always enjoyed our conversations , all my sympathy
LeeAnn Haack
July 25, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss Renee. Sending a big hug.
Kathy and Craig Dequaine
July 24, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss.I love this picture of him smiling.As long as I have known him,he was always smiling .He made all of us smile too..Cousin John
John Kriesa
July 24, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Jeff was a classmate and a very kind and caring man. His big smile touched many lives.
Jeanne (Thompson) Pendl
Friend
July 24, 2021
My condolences to the Kuehl family . I had not seen Jeff since 1977, but I do remember him well. I hope you all are handling this as best you can. I'm sure he is in a better place now. Pak
Pete Kriesa
Family
July 24, 2021
So sorry to hear that. My sympathy to the family. Classmate with Renee
Sandra (Treml) Jeanquart
July 23, 2021
Megan, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sending you lots of love.
Jamie (Peot) Zilisch
July 23, 2021
My condolences to the family. I did not know Jeff, but he sounds like he was an amazing, life-affirming man. May he rest in peace.
Cindy
July 23, 2021
If you are 5 years older or younger than Jeff and went to school in Kewaunee and had a nickname, Jeff most likely gave it to you. Jeff was and always will be my Best Man!
Jack Novak
July 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy on Jeff's passing. He was a high school classmate, and truly just an all around good guy.
Judy (Raisleger) Brickbauer
July 23, 2021
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