Melvin H. Kuhlenengel, 92 of Syracuse, passed away on June 23, 2022, at the Syracuse Hospital. He was born on November 10, 1929, at home to William & Rosie (Behrens) Kuhlenengelken. On June 16, 1954, he married Marita Siepelmeier at St. John’s Evangelical Reformed Church (McWilliams). They were blessed with 4 children Mark, Mary Kay, Melody and Mona, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom he loved deeply.

Melvin proudly served in the army during the Korean Conflict and was present at Panmunjom, Korea during the signing of the truce and prisoner exchange. After serving his tour in the army, he returned home to take care of the family farm and was proud he spent his whole life there. In addition to farming he did custom corn shelling from the 1950’s – 1970’s. Melvin was a lifelong and faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church (Delaware). He served every position on the church council and as a Sunday school teacher. He also served on the soil conservation board for many years and Dist. 90 school board. He was a member of the American Legion for 55 years and a VFW member. Melvin enjoyed woodworking and restored 3 tractors.

He is survived by his wife Marita Mae Kuhlenengel; children Mark (Linda) Kuhlenengel, Mary Kay (Larry) Arnold, Melody (Tim) Teten, Mona Kuhlenengel; grandchildren Elizabeth Kuhlenengel, Matthew Kuhlenengel, Michael (Rachel) Kuhlenengel, Jennifer (Kody) Dougan, Brent (Amber) Arnold, Heather Williams, Brian Arnold, Kayla (Bryce) Katen, Craig (Jennifer) Teten, Stephanie Teten, Samantha Teten & fiancé Matthew Kortbein; great grandchildren Lucy, Penelope, & Violet Arnold, Jacob & Ashley Williams; brother Ray (Lila) Kuhlenengel; also many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church (Delaware) in rural Syracuse. Burial will follow at the Christ Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Syracuse.

Memorials are suggested to the Christ Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE