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Matthew Kuhlmann

July 18, 2015

Funeral Service

July 24, 2015 10:30 AM

Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Matthew Kuhlmann

July 18, 2015


Matthew Ray Kuhlmann, Minneapolis, MN, formerly Fargo, passed away July 18, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Matthew was born May 14, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio.  He graduated from Fargo South High School in 2002.  He was attending Minneapolis Community College when he was diagnosed with adrenal cancer.  He courageously fought his cancer for 14 months. 

He enjoyed outdoor activities including running, fishing, ice fishing, boating, snowboarding and motorcycling.  He also enjoyed playing drums and guitar and jamming with friends. 

He will be remembered as a gentle soul.

Matthew is survived by his parents Craig and Anna Kuhlmann, Fargo and sisters Mallory(Braden) Sutton, Woodbury,MN and Kallie(Tyler) LeBlanc, Fargo and neice and nephew, Marrin and Leo Sutton, Woodbury, MN.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Raymond and Marie Kuhlmann and Sigurd and Katharine Isfeld. 



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17 responses to “Matthew R. Kuhlmann”

  1. Callie DeTar says:

    Matt had the quickest wit and a great sense of humor. I give him credit for all of my musical exposure. He was such a beautiful guy and when I came to stay with him last winter he was so nervous about his appearance but I told him he was still the beautiful Matt I’ve always known. I admired his courage and his strength. Even when he wasn’t feeling the greatest he made sure to drop me a line when I had a full plate just to tell me someone was thinking about me. I love you Matt and I’m going to miss you so very much. Thank you for being such a wonderful person. Fifteen years I knew you and your memory will always live on within me.

  2. Amy Davidson says:

    Matt and I first met when we were in the same class together in the 1st grade. We didn’t really become friends until we were teenagers though, and I helped him out with some of the local shows that he promoted. He always had a huge passion for music. He really enjoyed playing his drums in a few different bands over the years, and he went to countless local shows and national concerts too. He shared lots of amazing music with me and even introduced me some great TV shows. One of the best experiences we shared together was meeting up in Sauk Centre, MN in 2012 to watch Beware the Vine play and also spend the night at the haunted Palmer House Hotel.

    After he moved to Minneapolis, I always made it a priority to visit him when I was out that way. I remember taking him to out to new stores and restaurants when I visited, which he was always open to and expressed gratitude for the experiences. He was also very kind in always having a place for me to stay when I was in town. When Matt was diagnosed with cancer, I knew his time was limited, although I didn’t expect it take him so soon.

    Matt, you were a talented individual that had a great sense of humor and you always stayed strong. You were caring, generous and open-minded, and you will be dearly missed by everyone.

  3. Jane Strebig Anderson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Alee & Ross Smith says:

    I am SO very sorry to hear this news!! I met Matt through a mutual friend back in junior high school… He ALWAYS, genuinely cared about the people around him. And, I agree, he was definitely a gentle soul!! I will never forget hanging out with him, chatting at various shows, watching him play at various shows, going to the South High homecoming football game with him & a group of friends, &, more than anything, I will remember practicing for a concert in the studio space at his parent’s home. Even a number of years after graduating high school, my husband & I ran into Matt at another mutual friend’s place… with Matt, it was like no time had gone by – we were all just friends hanging out, having a nice time together again!
    Thank you for touching so many lives, Matt!! You will always be remembered!

  5. Doug and Kristi Vang says:

    Dear Anna, Craig, Mallory, Kallie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Matt’s passing. We are thinking about you at this difficult time and praying that you can come together to remember all of the special times with your son and brother.
    Doug and Kristi Vang

  6. Alicia Graves says:

    I’ve known Matt since middle school. We road the bus together, were neighbors and he was in a couple bands with my now husband. He was easy going and a fantastic drummer! He will be missed.

  7. diane gemelli says:

    Craig,Anna and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss

  8. Cory Markert says:

    Matt Kuhlmann took me out on my first ice fishing adventures, introduced me to some insanely great music and dragged me out to some of the dingiest bars around to listen to some of the craziest rock n’ roll out there. I repaid him by pushing him out of his comfort zone (think toddler birthday parties and neighborhood BBQs), forcing him to lay down drum tracks for me and making him try all sorts of “exotic”/non-Midwestern fare. After I brought him to Quang for his first bowl of pho soup, I’m fairly certain pho became his primary food group.

    Making music with Matt was always entertaining and I have many fond memories. Gone are the days where he’ll insist on tripling the tempo of a tune so he can wail away on his drums more. I’ll miss him telling me to “make sure your guitar is out of tune. It doesn’t sound punk enough.” And I’ll miss spending hours crafting tunes only to have Matt decide “it’s all garbage” and we’ll have to scrap it and start over.

    Most of all, I’ll miss the average days when we can sip beers in the Clown Lounge and fill the hours with conversation and the occasional Neil Hamburger joke.

    You will truly be missed, my friend. Thanks for the memories and the friendship.

    “The big star is falling
    Through the static and distance
    A farewell transmission
    – Jason Molina

  9. Pete Seljevold says:

    Dr Kuhlmann and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. God’s peace with you all.

  10. Tom and Kathy Kuhlmann says:

    Kathy and I share our deepest sympathies to Anna, Craig and family. Our hearts cry with yours and know that Matt is in that ‘better place’. Love, Tom and Kathy

  11. Butch and Joie Muhle says:

    Dr. Kuhlmann and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

  12. Randy Johnson says:

    Hi Craig, So sorry to hear of about your Son,my prayers go out to you and your family.I can’t imagine how hard it must be. May the Lord be with you all through this time. Randy johnson

  13. Tom Ramsey says:

    Please accept my condolence (con-with, dol–sorrow), my feeling with you of sorrow at the loss of a “gentle soul”.

  14. Susan Heidenreich says:

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother and uncle. My thoughts and prayer are with you all at this difficult time.

  15. Flint family says:

    Matt’s mother and my mother attended school together for some time. I do not know the family well, but my thoughts are with all who knew and loved Matt. I paid tribute to him singing “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” to honor his courageous battle with cancer. The Flint family would like to reach out and love all of you through this difficult time.

  16. Dennis Jacobsen says:

    Anna and Craig:
    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
    Sincerely, Dennis Jacobsen

  17. Marilyn Mische Olsen says:

    It has been way too long since we’ve visited. I was so sad to hear about your son, I hope you and Craig are lifted by the many people holding you in their hearts and prayers. Thinking of you both at this difficult time.
    Marilyn Olsen

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