Evan D. Kuhlemier

  • Born: December 10, 1937
  • Died: December 29, 2017
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Evan D. Kuhlemier, 80 of Rock Falls died Friday December 29, 2017 at Rock River Home and Hospice in Sterling.

He was born on December 10, 1937 in Milledgeville, IL the son of Verlin and Gladys (Daehler) Kuhlemier and served in the US Marines stationed in California at 29 Palms. He married Jerrie Marie Shankel on October 24, 1959 in Rock Falls. Evan was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for over 40 years retiring in 1990 as a welder. He liked to work on old engines (the old "hit and miss"motors). He was a member of the Sterling Family Moose and was a past member of the Rock Falls American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Jerrie; two daughters: Patricia (Bruce) Maynard of Tampico and Kathy (Ralph) Algiere of Colorado Springs, CO; two sons: Randel William (Barb) Shankel of Dixon and Kevin (Roxanne) Kuhlemier of Rock Falls; two brothers: Glenn (Delores) Kuhlemier of Rock Falls and Marvin (Barbara) Kuhlemier of Rock Falls; 7 grand daughtes, 4 grandsons; 1 great granddaughter, 2 great grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter Terry Lynn.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 3, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow on Thursday at 10 AM in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.

Arrangements completed by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory.


Condolence & Memory Journal


So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Debra cook - Tampico, IL - Family Friend   December 31, 2017


Our deepest sympathies to you all. Evan will be missed dearly. No longer will we be able to see him out on his tractor spraying those pesky dandelions, weeding and feeding his immaculate cut grass. No longer will we hear him tinkering in his shed; working on some kind of motor that sounds like it's about to con out, trying to keep it running. We will miss you Mr K !!! You were a wonderful neighbor and a stand up kind of guy. Love and peace be with you all...

Posted by Maureen Frankfother - Rock Falls, IL - Neighbor   December 30, 2017

So sorry Patty and Bruce

Posted by Tracey Batten - Sterling, IL - Friend   December 30, 2017