Richard Howard Kuhlwein passed away in his home in Hico, Texas on Dec. 13, 2019.
Born to the late Richard and Bertha (Troesch) Kuhlwein in Hilliard, Ohio on Sept. 17, 1941, he spent most of his growing up years and early adulthood farming central Ohio. He raised his three sons, Erv, Larry, and Rodney with a great appreciation of agriculture and mechanics. Rich knew his way around any piece of equipment and often relied on a healthy amount of WD-40. He passed his mechanical intuition on to his three sons.
He eventually began work as a cross country truck driver, visiting all 48 contiguous states, tracking over one million miles travelled and making many friends along way.
In his later years he was a fun grandpa to his four grandchildren, Jared, Katelin, Dustin, and Ashlin. He is remembered for treating them with Coke floats, made with only the best Blue Bell ice cream. He passed along his love for animals to his grandchildren and never turned away a stray.
Rich is survived by his three sons, Erv Kuhlwein and wife Helen of Hilliard, Ohio, Larry Kuhlwein and wife Michelle of Ostrander, Ohio, and Rodney Kuhlwein and wife Laurie of Bynum, Texas; four grandchildren; siblings Margaret Kuhlwein Planck, Jim Kuhlwein, and Emma Kuhlwein Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Bertha Kuhlwein and sister Dorothy Kuhlwein McGrath.