Kermit Kuelzer

Kermit Charles Kuelzer, 93, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2023, in his home.

Kermit was born at the family home in the Big Four Community, February 26, 1930, to Henry William and Lula Mae (Stanfill) Kuelzer. He graduated from Big Four School.

Kermit married Christine Ann Mueggenborg July 20, 1954, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Okarche, Oklahoma. Of this union, there were two daughters, Mary and Carol.

Kermit worked at Gooden’s Hardware and their John Deere Parts Department. He later went to work for Pioneer Telephone, retiring in 1995 after 33 years.

He was a lifelong farmer and rancher on the Kuelzer Centennial Farm, although Kermit and Christine moved from the farm to Kingfisher In 1987.

Kermit was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and belonged to Knights of Columbus, Rotary, Kingfisher Elks Lodge and enjoyed participating in Pioneer Telephone’s “Call Santa Clause” night. He had served leadership positions with Kingfisher Regional Hospital, Chisholm Trail Museum, Kingfisher County 4-H adult leader, and Kingfisher Rotary. Kermit enjoyed traveling, pitch club, woodworking, being a ham radio operator, and hosting several foreign exchange students. You would find Kermit lending a hand at local civic events like cooking calf fry at the Kingfisher County Fair Grounds and making cotton candy at the Kingfisher Museum’s Chuck Wagon Gatherings.

Kermit is survived by his wife Christine, daughters, Mary Chamberlain and husband John of Cypress, Texas, Carol Wilczek and husband Edward of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; grandchildren: Brad Chamberlain and partner Keith Sartin, Kelli Chamberlain Makohon and husband Michael, Justin Wilczek and wife Katie, Blake Wilczek and wife Alicia and Jessica Wilczek; great grandchildren: Molly and Nolan Makohon and Claire and Declan Wilczek; his only sibling Edward Kuelzer; sister-in-law Caroline Chambers and husband Gordon, brother-in-law Harold Mueggenborg and wife Theresa; and beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters-in-law Doris Kuelzer and Rita Mueggenborg, and brothers-in-law Donald Mueggenborg and Tom Barrett. 

Visitation for Kermit will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Sanders Funeral Service Chapel. 

Wake Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2023, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2023, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with burial following at Kingfisher Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.