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Official Obituary of

Elmer Kuess

July 17, 1932 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Elmer Kuess Obituary

Elmer Kuess, age 91, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Gardens at Celina. He was born the son of the late Roman and Justina (Evers) Kuess on July 17, 1932 in Chickasaw, Ohio. On September 10, 1955 he married Irma A. Muhlenkamp, who died May 5, 1996.
He is survived by his seven children; Judith (Jerry) Dudte of Loudonville, Marjorie (William) Sell of Celina, Gerald (Susan) Kuess of Celina, Barbara (Kevin) Walls of Celina, Teresa (Scott) Mello of Cincinnati, Jacquelyn (Don) Herman of Lancaster, PA, Lorraine (Hud) Baker of Celina. He also leaves behind twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Irene (Paul) Heckman of Texas and two sisters-in-law Gladys Kuess of Coldwater and Esther Kuess of Chickasaw.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Elmer is preceded in death by three grandchildren Garrett and Hunter Kuess and Samuel Sell, his brothers Ernest Kuess and Lavern Kuess and three sisters and brothers-in-law: Dorothy (Clarence) Tuente, Mildred (Ed) Prenger and Dolores (Alvin) Muhlenkamp, and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Juanita (Muhlenkamp) Buening, Ernie Muhlenkamp, Elaine Carlisle, and Clete and LouAnn (Muhlenkamp) Knoth.
Elmer proudly served his country in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War. He was formerly employed at the Mersman Brothers Table Company in Celina and worked for New Idea in Coldwater for twenty-five years. He was the owner and operator of The Bottle 'n Keg in Celina until it closed in 2009. Elmer also enjoyed remodeling homes and rental properties in the Celina area.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, The Fraternal Order of Eagles in #1291, Moose Lodge #1473. Elmer was also a proud member of the Steel Workers Union and a union steward for several years. He was also a past Grand Knight for Knight of Columbus Council #1800.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Jon Tonkin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina, with Military Honors provided by the Celina American Legion Post #210 and the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5713. Friends and family may call at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024 and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Condolences may be shared with the Kuess family on-line at

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January 29, 2024

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January 30, 2024

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