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Teaching professionals since 1977, the Real Estate School of South Carolina offers a variety of courses to help you enter the real estate field and grow successfully in your career. Our courses include real estate, property management, appraisal, home inspection, home building, upper level brokerage courses and continuing education. We also offer an online program for mortgage licensing.

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Sumter, SC ……….. (Ret) Lt. Col. Joseph (Joe) Frederick Kuhlmann, Jr, age 84, beloved husband of 57 years to Janet Kuhlmann, died on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Ellenville, New York on October 20, 1934 to the late Joseph Frederick Kuhlmann and Margaret Ward Kuhlmann and raised in Manchester, CT. Joe retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Col. after 20 years of loyal service. He earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses while serving as a pilot in Cuba and Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and eleven Air Medals for his service in Vietnam. He also served as an Instructor pilot. Joe was the owner of Kuhlmann and Associates Real Estate and Appraisals. He loved teaching appraisal courses. Joe was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving in addition to his wife Janet are: three sons, Joey Kuhlmann and his wife Tina of Summerville and their children, Jaeger and Molly; David Kuhlmann and his wife Mary Margaret of Long Beach, MS and their children, Samantha, Michael and Charlie and Mark Kuhlmann and his wife Jen Jenkins of Savannah, GA and their son Ison; a nephew that Joe thought of as a son, Ross Berry and his wife Julie of Ponte Vedra, FL and their children, Alyson, Rachel and Symantha; one brother, Bill Kuhlmann of Gainesville, VA; one sister, Kitty Ansaldi of Manchester, CT and two beloved dogs, Mac and Robbie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Kuhlmann.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Nick Cheek officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

The family asked that donations be made to the Daedalian Foundation, 70th Flight Palmetto, P O Box 3192, Sumter, SC 29151 or First Presbyterian Church, 9 W Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.