Rick Kuhn

rick kuhn

October 14, 1966 ~ September 12, 2022

Born in: Jamestown, North Dakota
Resided in: West Fargo, North Dakota

Rick’s Live Streamed Memorial Service can be viewed below:

Graveside Service:

Rick Kuhn, 55, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2022, in his home in West Fargo, ND, surrounded by his family.

Rick was born on October 14, 1966, in Jamestown, ND, to Timothy Kuhn and Marretta (Deede) Kuhn. He graduated from Woodworth Public School in 1985 and earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Sioux Falls. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa at Moorhead State. Rick started his career with EcoLab and went on to own his own pest control company, Veteran Pest Control, which he proudly owned and operated for nearly a decade.

Rick married Colleen Huck on August 20, 1988 in Moorhead, MN. The couple had two children, Ashley Abbas (Hartford, SD) and Tim (Lane) Fargo, ND.

Rick was a man of many talents. Among his wide array of skills were hunting and fishing, which were two of his favorite activities. He was also an outstanding grill master and was proud to smoke the most delicious meals for loved ones, including as a volunteer for events like weddings and VFW meals for the homeless. Rick loved to help others and never hesitated to give of his time and energy to better someone else’s life. He and his wife were also foster parents to several children over the years. Rick was an avid Vikings fan. He had a great sense of humor and was a champion prankster. We will miss his shenanigans.

Rick proudly served in the Army National Guard from 1984-2004. He served in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq from 2003-2004. Rick was Commander of the Fargo VFW #762 for 3 years. He was also a member of the Woodworth American Legion. He was fiercely loyal and dedicated his life to helping veterans. Rick was especially passionate about veteran suicide prevention and volunteered his time with the non-profit Mission22. He also volunteered with Freezin’ for a Reason, an organization raising awareness and funds for homeless vets. Rick would do anything to help a fellow veteran.

Rick is survived by his wife of 34 years, Colleen Kuhn, West Fargo, ND; children, Ashley Abbas, Hartford, SD; Tim (Lane), Fargo, ND; three grandchildren, Keighlor, Levi and Caypree; parents, Tim and Marretta (Deede) Kuhn, Woodworth, ND; his sisters, Bobbi Jo (Blaine) Geiger, Emmett, ID; and Roxanne (Jeff) Sherva, Horace, ND; aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Boulger Funeral Home on Sunday, September 18 from 5-6 PM and a celebration of Rick’s life will follow at 6 PM. Burial will be at the Fargo National Cemetery on Monday, September 19 at 10 AM.

Since Rick had many interests, we ask that guests dress casually and wear a sports jersey, military or hunting pattern to his service.

Memorial donations can be made in Rick’s name to the Fargo VFW Post 762. Donations will go toward a project that mattered a lot to Rick: the funding of a warming house and restroom facility at the Fargo Memorial Cemetery for the Honor Guard.


Celebration of Life: September 18, 2022 6:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Sunday: September 18, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Rick will be greatly missed. He was one of my best friends one could ask for. We met in college, joined the same fraternity, and were roommates for many years. Rick was willing to help everyone, he had the biggest heart. He helped take care of my niece who was in the same National Guard Company during the Iraq War. Again, I cannot thank him enough. Rick, you will be greatly missed.
    Love You

    Jared Karsky

  2. Uncle Rick, you will be missed. I will always remember you for your generosity, you helped me out when I had a wasp problem at my house and gave me advice for other pest issues and of course you wouldn’t let me pay you! I am forever grateful for your service to our country and for being an advocate for military service members. May you Rest In Peace.

  3. I’ll never forget the first time I met Rick… bringing flowers and chocolates to his lovely wife and dear friend, Colleen, at work. Veterans’ Pest Control was new and just growing then. He was so proud of his family and what he was building as a service to the community. It seemed every week I got to learn about another new budding business he introduced her to as he built relationships everywhere he went. He was always happy to share his vast knowledge, as I was recently touched by his advise on how to travel safely with a trailer even though he wasn’t feeling well himself. He just cared about people and he and Colleen touched so many just through their hearts. Rick, you will be greatly missed as you live on through your beautiful and growing family. I’m proud to have known you and thank you for your service and dedication to your fellow Veterans.

  4. Sorry to hear of the passing of Rick. We were neighbors in Sioux Falls for a short time but were so grateful for the leadership he offered Kris in the time they worked together at Ecolab. Many blessings and prayers to Connie, Ashley, and Tim during this time.
    -Kris, Katie, Bailey, & Jacob Jongejeugd

  5. My heart goes out to you all!! You and Colleen were great foster parents, Rick.
    I know you will be missed by many.
    Peace and blessings

  6. We are so, so sorry to hear that Rick has passed. Our family is holding the Kuhns in our hearts as we know too well the hole that losing a dad and husband makes. Lots of love to the best neighbors we ever had!

  7. Deepest sympathy to the Kuhn Family.

    Sending Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs to Connie, Ashley and Tim.

    God Bless and keep you
    David and Merralee Morse Family

  8. I was fortunate to have served with him. Rick was one of those guys you’d want with you on a convoy in Iraq, or a fish house on a little lake. A great guy who’ll be missed by all. Rest In Peace.

  9. Colleen and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about Rick. May God give you His peace and comfort. Many thoughts and prayers for you.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him for many years, I have fond memories of him as a student at Woodworth Public School. I remember his quiet, shy personality, yet he was quick to smile and laugh. It’s obvious he grew up to be a wonderful man who loved his family, friends, and country. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.

  11. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to all of Rick’s loved ones. My heart goes out to you. Rick will surely be missed, along with his love of family, country, and sense of humor! May he rest in peace.

  12. I send my prayers to you , and all that knew Ricky. I served with him in the 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion. He was a wonderful person to be around because he was the kinda guy that kept his head together. I could always know I would get a real answer to a problem from Ricky. He was a cool reasoning to my sometimes over the top judgments. A very good NCO and a Soldiier that utilized his leadership skills when he retired within the Veteran organizations he served with. I’ll miss him, and having a beer and shooting the shit. A good man gone too soon. RIP. Save a place for us Ricky.

  13. Praying for you and your family, Colleen. May God comfort you all as you celebrate Rick’s life. Cherish the many great memories God has blessed you with.
    Love, Sharon Kampman

  14. Rick,
    You will be missed, my friend. You left me and many others with a plethora of beautiful memories. Colleen, you and the family have been in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord gather family and friends together on September 18th to share many wonderful stories and celebrate your life.
    Love you brother, JD

  15. I am truly sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I just seen the tribute on tv.
    Connie know that you & your family will be in my prayers. You were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. I’m sure Charlie & Rick along with their dogs are all together.

  16. Rick was a great person and he was easy to work with. I had the privilege to meet him through the business service he provided. He was an amazing person, you will be missed. My condolences to his wife, children and the rest of his family.

  17. My first ever babysitting job was for Ricky and Bobbi Jo. I imagine he was probably out of diapers by that time, as he was very young. My condolences to Tim, Maretta, Bobbi Jo and Roxanne. And of course, to Ricky’s family. He led an exemplary life. May he rest in peace.

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