Charles Kuhlmann was born to Melvin and Adeline (Goos) Kuhlmann on January 13, 1951, in Nemaha County, Nebraska. He was baptized at St. James Lutheran Church (Long Branch), rural Humboldt, Nebraksa.

He began his education in the Auburn Public Schools. In 1959, he moved with his family to McCook, Nebraska, and completed his education at Red Willow School (six miles east of McCook).

On May 19, 1973, Charlie married Becky Boyer. Divorced.
On April 12, 1980, he married Theresa Party (born August 4, 1954).
Theresa had one son::
Thomas Joseph Adams, born June 16, 1972.
Charlie and Theresa had one son:
Marcus Fredrick Kuhlmann, born June 7, 1983.

Charlie and Theresa are at home in McCook, Nebraska. Charlie owns and operates an auto dealership there. 
Charlie and Theresa Kuhlmann
Charlie and Theresa Kuhlmann
Marcus Kuhlmann