Judy Kuhn, wife of LCMS VP, dies

Judy Kuhn, who was married to former LCMS President and current LCMS Sixth Vice-President Rev. Dr. Robert T. Kuhn for 50 years, died March 10 in Oviedo, Fla., after a long illness. She was 73.



Judy Kuhn, a registered nurse, had been a resident of Lutheran Haven Nursing Home in Oviedo for several years.

A memorial service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 13, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo.

Another memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Central Time on Monday, March 17, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bath, Ill., where Robert Kuhn had first served as a pastor. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

“I’ve got a hole in my heart, but I’m grateful that she didn’t have to suffer anymore,” Kuhn told Reporter.

He referenced a column he had written for the September 2001 Lutheran Witness — his last as LCMS president, a position he served for six months following the death of President Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry.

In that column, which he dedicated to his wife, Judy, Kuhn commended her “faith in Jesus Christ and her commitment to our Lord” and cited the value of trusting in God.

Wrote Kuhn: “There have been those times when our faith, like that of others, has been tested. But by the grace of our heavenly Father, faith has remained, and it has become stronger.

“I have the privilege of being married to a true child of God. And I give thanks to God for her being so.”

Survivors include three children — Paul Kuhn of Winter Garden, Fla.; Mark Kuhn of Columbia, Mo.; and Kathleen Turk of Bartonville, Ill. — and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo or to Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

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3 Responses to Judy Kuhn, wife of LCMS VP, dies

  1. Karl, Marcia, Nathan and Luke Fry March 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kuhn family at this time. God bless you.

  2. Brenda Heriford March 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your loss but know she is in a better place, I will not be able to
    attend services on Monday as we are in Florida but know my thoughts and prayers are
    with you and your family. God bless.

  3. Suzanne houston March 26, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    paster,I’m so sorry for you’re loss,she was the love of your life,I’m glad Judy was a part of my life,she was the best,I’m sorry I didn’t come to her service I’ve just learned of the loss.I’m Heart gos out to you and you’re family,thanks for always helping me when I needed it. you’re the best.God bless.Suzanne

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