James D. Kuhn, 65, of Rantoul passed away at 8:14 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Jim was born on March 3, 1955 in Watseka IL to parents Orville and Helen (Lemming) Kuhn. He graduated from Cissna Park High School and achieved his Associates Degree at Parkland College in Champaign. During his career he worked for the City of Urbana for 17 years. Jim married his wife Linda on April 20, 1989 in Watseka. He would often pull over on the side of the road and pick flowers to bring home to Linda and the kids. Jim was an avid gardener and his garden which his family and neighbors admired very much. He loved the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs and would often yell at the TV if he thought they should be doing something differently. Jim’s other hobbies included singing karaoke, being a D.J. and reading. He loved to gather with his family at cookouts and spend time with his loved ones. He loved his children and grandkids and was so excited to recently become a great granddad! Jim was a devoted and loving husband, father, granddad, and great granddad.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Yvonne Thrasher.
Survivors include his wife Linda (Boley) Kuhn; his children Jamie Huisinga (Kyle), Amanda Esposito (Thomas Navolt), Layla Johnson (Rodney), and James Esposito (Denise Campbell); His sisters Betty Seidel, Donna Brown (John), and Debbie Mueller (Wayne); his brother Ron Kuhn; his grandkids Devon, Alexandra, Jaricka, Catherine, Breanna, Nathaniel, Olivia, and Addison; and his great grandkids Aria and Memphis with one on the way.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in his name to the American Diabetes Association and/or Urban Restoration Ministries in Champaign.
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