Dick would like to let you know that his work here is done. He received a call, a sort of offer if you will, which he can't refuse. This offer is for an appointment from which he will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus: a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time. His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where he will be socializing, fishing, hunting, and gardening.
Dick passed away Saturday, November 25th, at the age of 90 in Billings, MT. He was born Richard Peter Kuhn, on September 4, 1933, in Glen Ullin, ND, on the family farm. Dick LOVED this farm immensely. The work he did on the farm as a child and then a young man would define his work ethic for the rest of his life. One of his favorite things was to make a journey to the farm. He enjoyed bringing family members with him to show them this family homestead.
Dick was a member of the Laborers Union for about 70 years. He was a dedicated, hard-working laborer. Even after his retirement, he paid his monetary dues, so he could continue participating in the Union to which he was so committed.
Dick taught his children and his grandchildren the importance of being a loyal, dedicated worker. Dick loved working and staying busy. While driving around Montana with Dick, it was always interesting to hear him talk about all the work he helped complete. He was on one of the original work crews for the creation of I-90. Dick helped construct multiple buildings on the MSU campus and contributed to many projects around Yellowstone Park, including the road that goes through Yankee Jim Canyon.
Dick married Connie Lehman in 1990. Connie was the love of his life. After she became ill, Dick was her caretaker until her death in 2003.
Dick resided in the Bozeman area most of his adult life, then moved to Billings in 2004 to be closer to his medical team.
Dick was a caring father, a doting grandfather, and a mischievous brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, brothers, his wife, and his son Alvin Kuhn. Alvin's death was extremely hard on Dick, and we know their recent reunion must have been stupendous!
He is survived by his sisters, his daughter, grandchildren, one great granddaughter and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, December 3rd, from 4-6 PM at Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service, Bozeman. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, December 4th, at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman.
A No-Host lunch will be held at a local restaurant immediately following the service. Location will be announced at the service.