Racine – Barbara (nee: Wilhelm) Kuhn, passed away peacefully on her 78th Birthday, Monday, March 1, 2010 at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center after suffering a stroke on Sunday. Barbara was born in Yugoslavia on March 1, 1932 to the late Johann and Anna (nee: Wagner) Wilhelm. She has lived in Racine since 1952. On August 29, 1953 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Telesfor “Theo” Kuhn, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1992. During her career, Barbara had been employed with Motor Specialty and Wisconsin Bell. She was an extremely devoted member of St. Lucy Catholic Church, where she volunteered countless hours with the food pantry, festivals, St. Rose Meal Program, and funeral committee, just to name a few. Her impeccable yard reflected Barbara’s gift for gardening and also created the perfect aviary for all types of birds. Barbara will be forever remembered for her infectious smile, sweet personality and generous heart. Above all, her world revolved around family and she treasured every moment spent with them – including her precious cat, Mickey. Surviving are her three daughters and sons-in-law, Marion (Chuck) Julius, Debe (Warren) Dahlke and Linda (Wayne) Cushman, all of Racine; grandchildren, Chuck (Cherie) Julius, Lauren Julius, Briannon (fiancé, Mark Dubiel) Dahlke, Eric (Laura) Dahlke, Warren Dahlke, Jr., Chad (Kristie) Cushman, Adam (Amy) Cushman and Ryan (fiancé, Courtney Suwalski) Cushman; great-grandchildren, Charlie and Cayla Julius; Cali and Caitlin Beere, Ayja and Eli Cushman; sisters, Katharina Luck, Rosalia (Johann) Nehr, Magdalena Ruch and Theresia (Heinrich) Lantz; brother-in-law, Mike (Maria) Morawicz; niece, Marion Morawicz; nephew, Gary (Lynn) Morawicz; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends (both in the United States and Germany) too numerous to mention by name. In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved son, Michael Kuhn, on March 1, 1989; sisters, Maria (Walter) Roth and Veronika (Erich) Bachmann; brother, Franz (Klara) Wilhelm; brother-in-law, Helmut Luck; and by mother-in-law, Martha (Heinrich) Schawe. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be in St. Lucy Church on Thursday from 11 am – 1 pm. In memory of Barbara, memorials to St. Lucy Church or to one’s favorite charity have been suggested. A special note of thanks to the entire staff of Wheaton Franciscan- All Saints, especially Stacy R.N. in the emergency room; James P. Gierahn, MD; Sue Cooper, NP; and the many dedicated nurses for the compassionate care and support in our Mother’s time of need. May God bless all of you!