We honor here members, friends and supporters of the American Council of the Blind who have impacted our lives in many wonderful ways. If you would like to submit a notice for this column, please include as much of the following information as possible.
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Nov. 25, 1941-Oct. 18, 2021
by Kathy Welsh and Donna Seliger
Roderick “Rick” Kuhlmey was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on November 25, 1941 to LeRoy and Marge Kuhlmey. His accomplishments: graduated from Buffalo High School; completed courses at the University of Minnesota; joined the Air Force and then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from UNLV with a B.A. degree in psychology.
Rick was a Teamster when he walked 400 miles from Las Vegas to Carson City, Nev. for POW’s and MIA’s and received worldwide recognition for his efforts. He was a volunteer and lobbyist for veterans, blind and visually impaired. Rick was responsible for the first prescription drug reader for Las Vegas and throughout the United States. He was president of the Nevada Council of the Blind for decades; served in Blind Lions; member of the Nevada Association of the Blind; a faithful member of his church and executive secretary to the bishop of the LDS Church.
Rick went home to be with his heavenly father on Oct. 18, 2021. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.