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 Vivian M. (Hawkins) Kuhl

Born - December 11, 1912

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - August 1, 1936

Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas

Died - August 20, 2007

Her Home, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas



Auburn Girl Now

Bride of Teacher

The marriage of Miss Vivian Hawkins and George Kuhl which took place at Seneca, Kansas, August 1, was announced Christmas day at a dinner given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhl of Johnson. Herman Kuhl, brother of the groom, and his wife accompanied the couple to Seneca and witnessed the ceremony. News of the marriage comes as a surprise to the friends of the bride in Auburn.


Mrs. Kuhl is a daughter of Ralph Hawkins and was born and reared here. She is a graduate of the Auburn high school and also of Peru State Teachers college. At the annual college May fete last spring she was crowned May queen. Since her graduation at Peru she has been teaching in the schools at Eagle. An accomplished and talented young woman, with charming personality and many graces she has a wide circle of friends and admirers in this community.


Mr. Kuhl is also a graduate of Peru college and taught at the Graf school for two years. He is now a member of the faculty of the school at Union where they will make their home. They have the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends.



Nemaha County Herald

January 7, 1937

Page 5





Vivian M. Kuhl


Surrounded by family, Vivian Kuhl (94 years young) peacefully passed on August 20, 2007 in her New Braunfels home. Vivian was born December 11, 1912 in Auburn, Nebraska.

She graduated from Peru State Teachers College in Nebraska in 1935 and married her college beau, George
Kuhl from Elk Creek, Nebraska in 1936. Vivian and George celebrated 71 years of happy marriage on August 1, 2007.

Vivian taught school in Nebraska for a short time and did substitute teaching in Texas and then the
Kuhl's started a family. She made homes in Nebraska, Colorado, Mississippi, and Texas.
Known as Nana, her favorite thing to do was spend time with her children and grandchildren. In spite of many miles between their homes, all Vivian's grandchildren loved and knew her well.

She devoted time to her church, enjoyed fishing and loved shopping at thrift stores. She was known for her sweet disposition and always had a compliment for those she knew as well as those she didn't. She was a blessing to all who met her. Her family and friends loved her deeply and have many happy memories together. The world is a better place because God gave us Vivian

Kuhl was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Helen Hawkins, son Ronald Kuhl and sister Ouida Bassinger.

Vivian is survived by her two children Rodger
Kuhl and Carol Kuhl Bisset; four Grandchildren; Mark Bisset, Lisa Bisset Scheie, Kimberly Kuhl Shults, and Kindra Kuhl Mazurek; eleven great grandchildren; Heather Bisset, Kristin Bisset Boyd, Matthew Bisset, Emily Scheie, Allen Scheie, Corrin Scheie, Jonah Scheie, Mackenna Shults, Aleah Mazurek, Braden Shults and Haley Mazurek; 1 great great grandchild; Joshua Boyd and many nieces and nephews.

Vivian's memorial service will be held Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 4 p.m. at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church in Canyon Lake, Texas 78133.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Canyon Lake United Methodist church or Hope Hospice in New Braunfels, Texas 78130.


New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung


August 22, 2007




Husband - George W. Kuhl

Born - February 12, 1912 - Nebraska

Died - September 2, 2008

Father - Carl "Henry" Kuhl

Mother - Effie Bell (Hayward) Kuhl



George W. Kuhl

Surrounded by family, George W. Kuhl, 96, passed peacefully September 2, 2008. The last 3 years of his life he lived in New Braunfels, Texas. George was born on a farm in Nemaha County, Nebraska February 22, 1912. Wedding bells rang for George and Vivian Hawkins in 1936. They both graduated from Peru State Teachers College, Nebraska in 1937 and later George received his Masters Degree from Northern Colorado University. He taught school several years and entered Civil Service during WWII as an instructor in aircraft and engine mechanics in Biloxi, Mississippi. The family moved to San Antonio in 1957 where George was chief instructor in procurement and training at Randolph Air Force Base. He advanced to Technical Data Manager of the US Defense/Space Systems which included developing and presenting policies in technical training of aeronautical, missile, electronic and space systems. In the early 60's George spent time in Washington D.C. with the Apollo Space Program. In 1969 he received the highest government civilian award, Air Force Federal Employee of the Year.? He was also honored with the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service.  George and Vivian retired in Nebraska in 1971 where he became active in Lakeview Methodist Church, Lakeview Elementary School, Kiwanis and his Johnson County Farm. In 2000, they made their final retirement in Texas to be close to their children.

George was devoted to his family and traveled often to be with them. He touched many lives and will be remembered for his positive attitude, generous heart and his love for life and family. George Kuhl was a good example of a dedicated disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, a true American, devoted husband and father. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held Sept. 8 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
George is resting next to Vivian, his wife of 71 years in Auburn, Nebraska.

Memorials can be sent to Canyon Lake Methodist Church, 206 Flintstone, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 or New Braunfels Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut Ave. New Braunfels, Texas 78130.

Survivors : children: Rodger
Kuhl, Carol Bisset, grandchildren: Mark Bisset, Lisa Scheie, Kimberly Shults, Kindra Mazurek, great-grandchildren: Heather Bisset, Kristin Bisset, Mathew Bisset, Emily Scheie, Allen Scheie, Corrin Scheie, Jonah Scheie, Senait Scheie, Aleah Mazurek, Mackenna Shults, Samson Scheie, Braden Shults, Haley Mazurek, great-great-grandchildren: Joshua Boyd, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death: wife, Vivian Kuhl, Son, Ronald Kuhl, Parents, Henry and Effie Kuhl and 8 brothers and sisters.

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung


September 21, 2008




Son - Ronald Kuhl


Son - Rodger D. Kuhl

Born - April 1941

Married - February 21, 1969

Bexar County, Texas

Wife - Jane (Raney) Kuhl

Born -1944


Daughter -Carol Elaine (Kuhl) Bisset

Born - April 1946

Married -  July 15, 1966

Bexar County, Texas

Husband - James Floyd Bisset

Born -1942



Sister - Ouida Evelyn (Hawkins) Bassinger

Born - June 25, 1911

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -  August 11, 1994

Albany, Linn County, Oregon

Husband - Everett Dean Bassinger

Born - May  1, 1905 - Iowa

Died - January 27, 1966 - Linn County, Oregon

Parents - Charles E. & Estella M. Bassinger



Father - Ralph Tremlett Hawkins

Mother - Helen Belinda (Miner) Hawkins


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