Edwin Kuhn

Obituary of Edwin Kuhn

Edwin W. Kuhn of DeLand, Florida and formerly of Findlay and Fostoria, Ohio died on May 28, 2018 at his residence. What an appropriate departure for a WWII and Korean War Marine!


He was born on June 13, 1922 in Fostoria, Ohio to George and Elma Martin Kuhn. On August 13, 1947 he married the former Evelyn Rose Gair, the love of his life!  She died in 2014 after 67 years of marriage.  He graduated from Bowling Green State University and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and a Mason.


He was a Marine and a Navy-trained pilot who flew 9 different aircraft during his military career, his favorite being the F4U Corsair.  He was stationed at Peleliu, Palau and China during WWII and Jacksonville Naval Air Base, Jacksonville, FL during the Korean War. He retired as a Major.


His passions: family, faith, friends, world-wide travel, his dogs, especially “Shea,” who survives, stimulating conversation, music, building and flying his half-scale F4U Corsair which is displayed in the Hancock County Historical Museum in Ohio, and flying his personal planes around the country. He loved his extended family at The Cloisters in DeLand, FL and all of the dear friends and family that he left behind!   One of his favorite desires in life was to, “ do it all over again!”


A memorial service was held in the Atrium of The Cloisters in DeLand, FL on Friday, June 1. A private burial will be held in Fostoria, Ohio at a later date.


His survivors include: two daughters, Lesley (Hugh) Nixon, Peru, IN; Kristin ( John) McDonnell, Morrison, CO; one son, Steve (Carol) Kuhn, Sacramento, CA; four grandsons, Josh Nixon, Ross Nixon, Colin Ringie and Garret Ringie and five great-grandchildren, Dash, Crew, Story, Cooper and Lauren Nixon.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Kuhn.


Preferred memorials may be shared with: The New Light Church at the Cloisters, (Memo: Missions) 2650 Evergreen Rd, DeLand, FL 32724 or  DeLand Naval Air Station Museum, 910 Biscayne Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32724 in memory of Edwin Kuhn or via Paypal online on the website, www.delandnavalairmuseaum.org.