Everyone at Cowsmo would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Alan.
Alan Wayne Kuehnert, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on April 13, 2021, in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, on February 8, 1957, to Melvin and Delores (Fritz) Kuehnert. He spent his formative years in rural Fort Wayne, graduating from Carroll High School in 1975.
Alan was married to Cynthia Pullen in Fort Wayne, on November 12, 1977.
He, along with his family, own and operate Kuehnert Dairy Farm, a proud Indiana family farm that has been in operation since 1897. Alan was the fourth generation to farm. His farm has hosted the Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival since 2013. Alan knew no strangers. His favorite thing to do was to interact with the guests that attended the festival on his farm. He loved to tell his family’s story with the goal of instilling a trust in the quality of the products that U.S. farmers produce.
Alan’s drive in life was faith, family, friends, and his farm. He was a proud father and grandfather who loved to work alongside his family. He was a faithful servant to his community, where he truly helped and touched so many lives.
Alan was an active leader at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township. He was a true advocate for Indiana agriculture, leading and serving on the boards of various organizations. He was also a 40-year member of the National Holstein Association and served on the Prairie Farms Board of Directors.
In 2019, Kuehnert Dairy Farm served the milk to the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500. He called this experience “the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Alan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cynthia Kuehnert; his parents, Melvin and Delores Kuehnert; his two sons, Nathan (Sarah) Kuehnert and Andrew (Brittany) Kuehnert; his four grandchildren, Allie, Bryar, Kennedy, and Carson; a brother, Stanley (Carol) Kuehnert; three sisters, Sharon (John) Engstrom, Linda (Anthony) Eagle, and Nancy (Pastor David) Koeneman.