Farm Bureau mourns longtime leader Jack Kuhl
» June 15, 2004 «
Jack Kuhl, a longtime board member and former president of the Calaveras County Farm Bureau, has died following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Kuhl served on the California Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors in 1993-94 and was awarded the organization's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 2002.
He was a cattle rancher and a former high school agriculture teacher. A decorated World War II veteran, Mr. Kuhl began teaching in the late 1940s for a government program called "On the Farm Training," traveling to farms to help farmers improve agricultural techniques. After earning a master's degree and teaching credential from the University of California, Davis, he became a high school agriculture teacher in Ceres and later at Calaveras High School in San Andreas. He joined Farm Bureau in 1948.
"Jack Kuhl was a one-in-a-million person, and we will miss him dearly," said California Farm Bureau President Bill Pauli. "He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need in his community, church and Farm Bureau."
Mr. Kuhl is survived by his wife, Ruth, and two children.
A memorial service is scheduled Sunday, June 20, at 3 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, 135 Laurel St., Valley Springs.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, mourners send donations to the Valley Springs Community United Methodist Church or to the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, 2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833.
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