Alvin John Kuehn
May. 23, 1930- Feb. 14, 2021
Alvin John Kuehn, age 90, 0f Fairfield, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Valentin's Day
'21 in Arizona City at his daughter Paula's home, Born in Sidney Montana on May 23, 1930. He joined
the Marines Shortly after High School and shipped out to Korea where he participated in the Inchon landing and became one of the "Chosin Few" as he fought hand to hand combat at the Chosin reservoir battle. Upon returning to Montana, he married Alta Ry in '53. They moved to Seattle and began a family with three kids: Paula, Neal, & Alaine, Al was always involved with his family, coaching baseball, camping and fishing. As a child, Al was baptized a Lutheran and always kept his family close to Christ. After 18 years with Alta they separated but remained close for life.
In '80 he remarried the second love of his life Sibby with her daughter Cyndi. He was an active member of the Lions club and also a proud member of Gideon's, placing bibles in hotels and working with Sibby in their prison ministries.
He was so proud when he gave away each of his three daughter in marriage. After selling their home in Seattle, they enjoyed traveling with many couples to and from Alaska and Arizona in their motor home. In'4 they made a new home in Arizona to be
close to Cyndi's growing family. They were together for 33 years until Sibby passed in '13. In '14 with declining eyesight, he decided to move back to a familiar Seattle. close to family and friends.
Al started working for Boeing in the engineering department in the B-52 division as a draftsman and then sold Forklifts in the greater Puget Sound region. He also owned an Exxon station and worked at Costco in Arizona until his retirement in '14.
His niece Toni eloquently stated that he was universally well-liked. Always active and fun to be around. Well-traveled, liked to dance flirt, tell jokes and told some really good stories. He was a good guy who was much loved, a true gentleman and will be really missed
Al is now with our heavenly Father and will be joining his mother and father : Hellen and Gust along with his ten brothers and
He is survived by his brother Glen and sister Marion. Besides his four children, he's 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren
with on the way.
Graveside services will be held in Seattle at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery with military honors in March. Due to Covid, attendance will be very limited. W will video the service and it will be a part of his celeb