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Jack Frank Kuhlman 1939-2017

Jack KuhlmanJack Frank Kuhlman, 77, of Parker, CO, passed away peacefully April 23, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. He leaves his loving wife of 56 years, Vera Ann Kuhlman and his devoted children: son, John F. Kuhlman, (Parker, CO) and daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Rodolfo Gonzalez (Richardson, TX). He is also survived by three grandchildren: Alejandra Gonzalez, Hayden Kuhlman and Jessica Kuhlman; Sisters-in-law: Laura Collis Antrim, Vicky Collis Benson, Jonnina Collis Benson; Brother-in-law: David E. Antrim; Nieces: Amy McCurry, Jane Tilly; Nephews: Michael Antrim, Ted Antrim, Tom Benson, Andy Benson, John Benson.

Jack was born October 22, 1939 in Saint Louis, MO to parents Frank H. and Edna Postel Kuhlman. He graduated from Southwest High School in St. Louis, and from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in 1961 with a B.A. in Sociology. A member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, he served as president; president of the IFC; received the Outstanding Senior Award; and Who’s Who Among Students. Jack graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT), Chicago, IL in 1967 with a Juris doctor degree. He was a member of the Law Review and was president of his senior class.

He was employed by Continental Casualty Company, Chicago, IL, as an organizational analyst (1962-67). Admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois (1967), Federal Court and The Supreme Court of the United States (1972) he was in private practice with Collis and Kuhlman, Hinsdale (1967-2000) concentrating on estates; trusts & wills; real estate; family law; zoning and small business matters.

He was a Bank Director at Northern Trust Bank DuPage (First Security Bank of Oak Brook); Director of the DuPage County Bar Association; Instructor of Business Law, Keller Graduate School of Management; Member of Illinois State Bar Association Assembly; and Hinsdale Lawyer’s League Coordinator.

Jack married Vera in 1961 in Hinsdale where they raised their family. Jack served on the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Jaycees, Hinsdale Community House Board of Governors. His interests revolved around his love of baseball (Little League coach), Jazz music (playing the bass in the “Free Notes” jazz band) and tennis (playing many matches with family and friends at Burns Field and Salt Creek Club). Favorite times revolved around family vacations around the country, but especially summers spent in Good Hart, Michigan, enjoying a “beach day” sailing, grilling on the Weber, and an “EYHO” sunset.

Jack and Vera retired to Parker, CO, in 2000. Being a people-person, Jack began working for H&R Block in 2005, where he continued to work until his illness. His favorite discussion topics were his children and grandchildren, the Rockies and jazz music. He could recall sport trivia at all times and enjoyed watching “the sport of the day” whether it was baseball, basketball, golf or tennis.

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Sara Anderson
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