EDINA, Minn. — Our beloved and loving father, husband and grandfather left us early in the morning on July 27, 2014.
Paul was born in a farmhouse near Bloomfield, Nebraska on January 20, 1928. He attended a one-room school house and Bloomfield High School, graduating in 1944. Initially chemistry major, he switched to accounting, graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1948. He worked as an accountant for the U.S. Army, stationed in Seoul, Korea, during the Korean War.
He worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (later KPMG) accounting firm for over thirty years, eventually becoming partner and managing Peat Marwick’s Billings office. He had many friends and colleagues at his business. He retired in 1986, and then worked as a consultant in Billings.
Paul enjoyed fishing at his cabin south of Red Lodge. He was a devoted Boston Celtics fan, and was an avid stamp and coin collector. He and his wife of 58 years enjoyed traveling around the United States, and visiting friends and family in Germany.
Paul was a quiet, unassuming man. One of his family’s favorite stories involved a phone call he received on a Sunday afternoon. “Who was calling?” asked his wife. “Somebody from the Petroleum Club. There was some damage to boxes in the basement.” “Why would they call you? Shouldn’t they be calling the president of the club?” “I’m the president,” announced Paul.
In addition to serving on the Petroleum Club board, Paul served on the board of St. John’s Lutheran Home and Rocky Mountain College in Billings. He was also a member of the Lion’s Club, working at the Lion’s Camp and the Lion’s Club booth at the Yellowstone County Fair.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at Edina Chapel in Edina, Minn.
Paul will be missed by friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughters, Rebecca Kuhlman (Bill Rova) and Erika Kuhlman (Kevin Marsh); much-loved grandson, Danil Kuhlman Marsh and brother, Delbert Kuhlman. Memorials may be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Home and Rocky Mountain College, both in Billings.