Two gentlemen left us this past week.

Both of them kind, a good neighbor and friend, loving member of the community and both will be missed.

Walter Blum was a farmer after serving in the United States Army Reserves (member of the Herman American Legion Jackson Peck Post No. 274) and he worked his family’s 100-year-old farm and was dedicated to those around him.

From this appreciation of agriculture he derived a passion for tractor pulls, in which he won many awards which then led to motor sports—another passion.

Woven through his life were other loves such as 4-H where he assisted in different animal clubs and in the later years he went on to enjoy his flowers and grains which he entered in the fair. Walter embraced his simple country life joyfully.

Dan Kuhl was a dairy farmer after serving in the United States Army (member of the Herman American Legion Jackson Peck Post No. 274), he also spent many years with B & B Technologies until his retirement.

Keeping his life on a gentle path was his quest and as a member of the Country Bible Church in Blair, Dan enjoyed peace in the small town life.

My husband, Kent, remembers going to country school with “Danny” and smiles in fondness of the memories.

Two dear men that asked for very little, yet gave of their good natures to us all. We are blessed to have known you, Walter and Dan.