Wayne W. Kuhl passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the age of 75. He was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on October 12, 1941, to Ann (Anderson) and Perry Kuhl. Wayne attended the country school then later on to Sheridan School. In his younger years, he started riding colts at the age of 6 and by the age of 12, was cowboying on cow camps. His whole life he has worked cattle and had ridden the country from Sheridan and Pass Creek, Wyoming to Sand Springs, Montana. He married Judy Cramer, November 9, 1974, in Hysham, Montana. While working many places, he always kept his own horses, dogs and cattle. The home place was Hysham, after he and Judy got married. At Hysham, he became a Brand Inspector and worked as the Range Rider for Froze-to-Death grazing district. He rode for many folks in Treasure County doing “day work”. He also did custom haying and baling all over Treasure County. In 1989 he was chosen to be a drover in the Montana Centennial Cattle Drive.
Wayne loved many things: first and most importantly, Judy’s smile, a good horse and a good dog, wild sweet peas, his family, Faron Young and Hank Locklin songs, big pastures with lots of grass and water, good cows and long, stretchy bulls, a good joke, roping out in the pasture (he preferred to head), good friends, a straight and tight fence, baby animals, a good pair of boots, a nice sharp knife, banana or coconut crème pie, cowboy cookies, to give, a field of good grass hay, a cutting horse that really ducked and dove, Snicker’s candy bars, being at the back of a pasture before sunrise, feeding with a team and wagon, fall weaning and a rare rib steak!
He was a good man, friend and husband; he is missed greatly by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy; brother, Warren; son, Sam (Nanette); step daughter, Letty; two grandchildren, Zane Kuhl (Virginia) and Ashton (Jeremy) Hageman; and great grandchildren; Eliot, Eivin and one on the way!