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“I will always remember David babysitting for my two boys, Eric and Tyler.  The boys enjoyed having him come over, they always requested David to...Read More »
1 of 55 | Posted by: Diane Birchem - Wahpeton, ND

“Thought and prayers are with you Wendy during this tough time. It's hard to lose a close family member but hang in there. Let the memories and the...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: Kyla Peterson - Turtle Lake, ND

“My deepest sympathy to all family members and friends of David. I never had the opportunity or honor to know David. My step-daughter, Melissa ...Read More »
3 of 55 | Posted by: John A Hiedeman - Breckenridge, MN

“know that our prayers are with you at this time and forever.  our son Jon Paul was the 1st so we know what you are going thru  please call...Read More »
4 of 55 | Posted by: larry and shirley fettig - ND

“Our Prayers are with the family for the loss of their Husband, Father and Son. ”
5 of 55 | Posted by: Trina and Rob Blom - Chokio, MN

“Well I was very saddened to find out of David's death, I was in C Co. 1/9 Cav with him. He will be greatly missed by one and all. To the family and...Read More »
6 of 55 | Posted by: bernie brooks - fort hood, TX

“Keith, Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of David.  You are in our prayers. ”
7 of 55 | Posted by: Kevin & Nachole Kloster - ND

“Keith, Laura, & Family,We are so sorry to hear about your loss, There is little we can say or do right now. You are experiencing heavy hearts just...Read More »
8 of 55 | Posted by: Clayton & Susan Wieser - ND

“I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God help guide you through this tough time! Cherish,...Read More »
9 of 55 | Posted by: Janel Hruza - Moorhead, MN

“My heart goes out to you all. Many,many years ago when David and his sisters were young they would come over since we had Windy babsit for us in...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: Elizabeth Thiele - ND

“Thank You for your service to our country. You will sadly be missed! ”
11 of 55 | Posted by: Rick Baker - Wahpeton, ND

“David will be sadly missed by all of his family adn friends. ”
12 of 55 | Posted by: nola pausch - Wahpeton, ND

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
13 of 55 | Posted by: Kara Helgeson - Grand Forks, ND

“My thoughts and prayers are with Davids wife and children, and the entire family. Grandpa Keith and I were in the ND Guard together and old friends....Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Roger Wagner - Grafton, ND

“Amy, Laura and Family-We would to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Dave was a great friend and will be truly missed.  ...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Max & Sara Roberts - Breckenridge, MN

“To the family of DavidYour family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 55 | Posted by: Susan Gallegos - Wahpeton, ND

“With my deepest sympathy to the family.  He will always be a hero in my heart! ”
17 of 55 | Posted by: Jamie Hendrickson - Wahpeton, ND

“Amy, Laura & family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  Dave will be missed by all who called him a friend. I would like to...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Jen Spilman - Wahpeton, ND

“DAVE I KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE TERRY IS UP THERE WITH YOU AND I AM HERE WITH AMY AND NO MATTER WHAT SHE EVER NEEDS I WILL BE HERE AND YOU WILL BE...Read More »
19 of 55 | Posted by: AMY PRATER - SPEEDWELL, TN

“You were a brave guy the entire time I knew you. We had alot of good crazy and fun times together. I will never forget you, I will always have you...Read More »
20 of 55 | Posted by: Christy Still Bernstein - ND

“We just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you comfort n support to guide you through this tough time and the...Read More »
21 of 55 | Posted by: Darcy Block-Nelson - Wahpeton, ND

“David was a great man and will be very missed.  Our thoughts and prays are with you. ”
22 of 55 | Posted by: Lindsay Polda - wahpeton, ND

“Our love and prayers are with you all! We will never forgot just a few months ago when David was in church and everyone applauded him for his service...Read More »
23 of 55 | Posted by: Sam & Sarah Snyder - Breckenridge, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
24 of 55 | Posted by: Chris & Krista Le (Trana)

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this sad time. Dareld and Cindy Koziol d4df3e ”
25 of 55 | Posted by: Dareld and Cindy Koziol - ND

“David was a great guy and it is a terrible thing to lose someone you love. I do know from experience. Our families have known each other for a really...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Lynn Tetzloff - Wahpeton, ND

“LOVE YA ”
27 of 55 | Posted by: JEFFREY R HELEY - THORNTON, CO

“My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends of this courageous young man.  God Bless you all in this time of great sorrow. ”
28 of 55 | Posted by: Karen Miller - Colfax, ND

“DAVID  WELL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL OF US. HE WAS A GREAT YOUNG MAN, WITH A GREAT FAMILY. WHO HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE TO KEEP US FREE. THE...Read More »
29 of 55 | Posted by: LOIS  & DARO CRANDALL - ND

“Dave, you were a great guy who is gone to soon.  You think you have a life time to catch up with an old friend that you lost touch with, then...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Sara (Davis) Gregor - Wahpeton, ND

“I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.  HE WELL BE MISSED BY MANY.  HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND WELL BE KNOWN FOR...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: JESSICA GIBBLE - PERHAM, MN

“We had the privilege of meeting and getting to know David and most of his family through our office.We are so proud of the heroic efforts that David...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Dr. William Welder and Staff - ND

“Keith, Laura and all of David's family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  May the support and love from all the...Read More »
33 of 55 | Posted by: Sandy Riemann - Hankinson, ND

“Laura, Keith, Wendy, Shauna, Amy & Family~We are so saddened to hear of the loss of David.  I immediately recalled him at the house as a...Read More »
34 of 55 | Posted by: Kari Ward - Fergus Falls, MN

“I am sorry for your loss. Just remember the good times and what an exceptional soldier he was. From one soldier to another soldier's family: may your...Read More »
35 of 55 | Posted by: Katherine Kruft - Grand Forks, ND

“would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family may god bless you. ”
36 of 55 | Posted by: Kim Hoopes - Wahpeton, ND

“Thank you for being a great friend and a shoulder to lean on.  We had some great times together.  I will never forget working with you,...Read More »
37 of 55 | Posted by: Lori Gefre - Wahpeton, ND

“David,  We all owe you a debt of gratitude, for the fine job you did, for that I THANK YOU, and SALUTE YOU. May you rest in peace, GOD BLESS!...Read More »
38 of 55 | Posted by: Michael R. Luebke - Breckenridge, MN

“I knew Dave from when we worked together years ago. He always had a smile and a joke. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Just...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: Janet Marohl - Fairmount, ND

“MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS ”
40 of 55 | Posted by: judy a heley tunis - thornton, CO

“Laura, Amy and Family, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dave was a great guy and a true hero. I'll never...Read More »
41 of 55 | Posted by: Timmi (Krump) Johnson - Manassas, VA

“David is a true American Hero and will forever be in our hearts. God Bless. ”
42 of 55 | Posted by: Sarah Breden - Wahpeton, ND

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss! Your son was a very brave man to go and fight for our country,and I thank him! take care ”
43 of 55 | Posted by: Lisa Nolden - Wahpeton, ND

“We attended the Memoral service last evening.  While we have never met David's wife; we enxtend our Sympathy. We are neighbors to JoAnn and knew...Read More »
44 of 55 | Posted by: Elmer and Serena Buckhaus

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. God bless you all.Todd & Mary ”
45 of 55 | Posted by: Todd & Mary Hagen - Wahpeton, ND

“We never had the privaledge of meeting Dave, but we do know Kiley's mom and grandpa and grandma Miller. Our sympathy goes out to the entire family....Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Scott and Stacy Osborn Fairmount

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of David, I never got the chance to personally meet him, but hearing about him through my in-laws, I...Read More »
47 of 55 | Posted by: Mike/Jodi Widhalm - Milnor, ND

“i miss my dad so much i wish i could of seen him 1 more time and tell him i love him and ill tell my sister all about you i love u daddy ”
48 of 55 | Posted by: kiley kuehl - ND

“We are so sorry for your loss Amy and family!!  We will miss David!!  You are all in our prayers daily, and David will live forever in our...Read More »
49 of 55 | Posted by: Nadgwick's - Fergus Falls, MN

“To the Family of David Kuehl,I am so sorry for your loss and I have asked my grandmother to send Shawna a card for me because I am so far away. MY...Read More »
50 of 55 | Posted by: Jenny M. Bleick - New Ulm, MN

“To the Kuehl family. I knew David for awhile. He was always nice to me and my son. He always had a big smile and big heart. He will be greatly misses...Read More »
51 of 55 | Posted by: Danielle Riveland - Wahpeton, ND

“I am sending my sympathy to the Kuehl Family. David was a very brave and noble man for being in  Iraq. He is a hero to many. Although he is gone...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: Heather Platt (Hemsing) - ND

“God Bless you David for your sacrifice to keep me free! I will never forget what you've done for me & the ones I love. I can only pray that your 2...Read More »
53 of 55 | Posted by: Casandra Woodling (Krause) - MN

“I am so sorry about your loss.  I wish if I could have been there but with my pregancy I am not able to travel.  My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
54 of 55 | Posted by: Sara Hendrickson(Mandelke) - NV

“Words are extremely difficult to come by at a time like this. Just want to let you know we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers. If there...Read More »
55 of 55 | Posted by: Rusty and Sari Smedberg - ND


     Army Staff Sgt. David C. Kuehl, 27, formerly of Wahpeton, North Dakota, was killed in combat in Iraq on May 22, 2007. His funeral will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the National Guard Armory in Wahpeton. Pastor Mark Manning will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 1, 2007, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the National Guard Armory in Wahpeton. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

          David is survived by: His wife and daughter: Amy Kuehl and Messa, Rural Campbell, MN; His daughter from a previous marriage: Kiley Kuehl, West Fargo, ND; His parents: Keith and Laura Kuehl, Wahpeton, ND; His 2 sisters: Shawna Chenoweth and Wendy Kuehl, both of Wahpeton, ND; His 3 nephews: Tyler Chenoweth, Jacob Chenoweth and Ryland Pauly; His father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ralph and Sharon Klemm, Rural Campbell, MN; His sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Sara Demorett, of Bangor Sub Base, Bangor, Maine, and her husband Troy Demorett, USS Momsen, Everett Naval Station; His paternal grandmother: JoAnn Kuehl, Hankinson, ND; His family pets: Ozzy and Doodles.

          He was preceded in death by: His paternal grandfather: Ed Kuehl; His maternal grandparents: Frances and Charles Heley.

     David Charles Kuehl was born February 25, 1980 in Breckenridge, MN, the son of Keith and Laura (Heley) Kuehl. He attended school in Great Bend, ND and completed his education in Wahpeton, ND, graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1999.  

     David entered the U. S. Army on August 5, 1999, and did his Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Following basic training, David was transferred to Germany, where he was stationed until 2003. Upon returning to the United States he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.   

     On February 15, 2003, David was joined in marriage to Amy Klemm in Wahpeton.  The couple lived at Fort Hood.  David was deployed to Iraq in March, 2004, and returned to the U.S. in March, 2005.  In July, 2005, he was transferred to Fort Lewis, Washington, where they lived until David was again deployed to Iraq on April 9, 2007. Their daughter, Messa, was born September 1, 2006.  

     David's most prized possessions were his two daughters, Kiley and Messa.  Other highlights in his life included hunting, family barbeques, his truck, family pets, and his job with the Army Infantry.

     Pallbearers:   Chris Neppl, Joey Kast, Troy DeMorett, Dean Sutherland, Roy Pena, George Scheufele, Mike Ceroll and Jonathan LeMaster

     Arrangements are being handled by Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge, Minnesota.  Online guestbook at  www.josephvertinandsons.com.

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