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Dr. Denis L. Kuebler, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Recipient

Had one of Avon Lake's first dental offices

Dr. Denis L. Kuebler, 86, of Avon Lake passed away on Dec. 31, 2012 at St. John Medical Center. Dr. Kuebler was born in Norwalk, OH on Jan. 13, 1926.

He graduated from St. Paul High School in Norwalk. Dr. Kuebler was a WWII Army Veteran where he served in the battle of Okinawa and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Following his service, he graduated from Western Reserve University with a B.S. degree and earned his D.D.S. from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Dr. Kuebler had his own dental practice, which was one of the first in Avon Lake, and had his office in his home.

Dr. Kuebler was a member of St. Joseph Church, a generous man, who always gave of his resources and time. He was a man of culture who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed sports, camping, traveling and classical music. Dr. Kuebler was an avid fisherman and proud of his German heritage.

Dr. Kuebler is survived by his loving wife Pauline; children Carolinn Ann Kuebler of Washington D.C., Christopher Denis Kuebler of Avon Lake, Gregory Joseph (Amy) of Kutztown, PA, Mary Kathryn Kuebler (Daniel Kubler) of Uber-Magstatt, Alsace, France; grandchildren Thomas Maximilian Haney and Frederick Augustus Haney, Elizabeth Joy, Lucas Gregory, and Benjamin Linn Kuebler; dear brother of Dolores Lucas of Norwalk. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Olivia Kuebler and sisters Columbia and Katherine.

Friends may call at the 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake from 2-6pm on Sunday, Jan. 6. Prayers at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9:15 a.m. with mass to follow at 32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake at 10 a.m. with Father Robert Beckerer officiating. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

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