Dusanka Kuhlmann

  • Born: December 16, 1949
  • Died: January 4, 2020
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend

Dusanka Kuhlmann, age 70, of McHenry, passed away Saturday morning, January 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Emsdetten Germany, the daughter of Krstan and Anica (nee Katic) Berich. Dusanka moved with her parents to the United States as a young girl. On October 19, 1974, Dusanka married John S. Kuhlmann in Gary, Indiana. On January 6, 1978 they welcomed a daughter, Anica Sutherland.
Dusanka was a Librarian Page for many years with the McHenry Public Library. She loved all animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. The riding style Dusanka participated in was called English Hunt Seat. She and her horse, Easy to Please, enjoyed their time together whether they were competing in horse shows or just taking a relaxing ride at the home stable. Dusanka shared her love of horses with Ana and they spent many years riding together. Ana shares her mom's love of animals and is passing that love on to her son, Jack. Dusanka's grandson, Jack Sutherland Camerano, was born on October 7, 2016 and was the light of her life.
In addition to John, Dusanka is survived by her daughter, Anica (Michael) Camerano; grandson, Jack Camerano; brother, John Berich; many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Sophia.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4-8 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 12:30 P.M. at St. Sava Serbian Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville. Burial will follow in St. Sava Monastery Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to have just found out. Dusanka was a loving spirit, she was my riding buddy for many years. My condolences to Ana and her family. I know she will be missed.

Posted by cindy mahlfeldt - Friend   December 03, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you are doing well.

Posted by Ariel Donato - Frankfort, IL - Family Friend   May 22, 2020

I love you aunt dusanka

Posted by Alexis Reyes - Tampa, FL - Family   January 19, 2020

Memory Eternal

Posted by Vera Russo - Huntington Beach, CA - Friend   January 09, 2020

Jack and Ana and little Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Dusanka's loved ones.

Posted by Cindy Swider - McHenry, IL - Friend   January 09, 2020

I worked with Dusanka for a long time. She was always so sweet and had the patience of a saint. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Laurie Mann - Belvidere, IL   January 09, 2020

I worked with Dusanka for many years. I will miss her great sense of humor, especially at our staff meetings, as well as her generous sweet treats she shared with the staff. Classy lady who will be greatly missed.

Posted by Kathy Lambert - McHenry, IL   January 09, 2020

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