Gary L. Kurth, husband of Karen, age 75, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Olivia Hospital in Olivia, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, Hector, Minnesota with interment in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Military Honors by Beack-Thompson American Legion Post 126.
Gary Louis Kurth was born on January 26, 1947, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Louis and Mabel (Lohrenz) Kurth. Gary was baptized as an infant on February 23, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 28, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, Hector, Minnesota. He received his education in Buffalo Lake, and was a graduate of the Buffalo Lake High School Class of 1965.
Gary entered active military service in the United States Army on May 17, 1966, and served his country during Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge on May 16, 1968, and achieved the rank of Private.
On December 15, 1973, Gary was united in marriage to Karen Nagel at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Carrie, Kellie, and William. They shared 48 years of marriage.
Gary farmed all his life in Cosmos. He also did some custom work for neighbors. After selling the cattle in 2000, Gary worked at 3M for two years, Seneca Foods for two years, and other various jobs. In 2007, Gary and Karen moved off of the farm to Hutchinson, Minnesota and their son, Bill took over the family farm. Gary was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a Deacon and also served on the cemetery board. Gary was also a member of the Cosmos American Legion Post 126 and the DAV.
Gary enjoyed driving around the country side to look at the crops to see how they were growing. In the winter months, he enjoyed putting puzzles together at the senior center. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Gary passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Olivia Hospital in Olivia, Minnesota, at the age of 75 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Gary is survived by his:
Wife, Karen Kurth of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Carrie Kurth of Hutchinson, MN,
Kellie Strand of Rosemount, MN,
William “Bill” Kurth and his wife, Leah of Cosmos, MN;
Grandchildren, Larkun, Livia, Briecyn, Taelyn Kurth;
Sister, Val Elder of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Gary is preceded in death by his Parents, Louis and Mabel Kurth; Mother and Father-in-law, Marcella and Wilferd Nagel; Son-in-law, Pete Strand III; Brothers-in-law, David Elder and Richard Hoff; Sister-in-law, Diane Nagel; many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
To all if Gary’s family we extend our sincerest sympathy to you.
Always a pleasure to talk with Gary.
May your memories bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Blessed be his memory.
Tom and Beth Fruetel
Andrea Koenig says
Karen~~~We are thinking of you during this sad time. May God fill your heart with peace.
Your friends, Arnie and Andrea Koenig
Julie (Benson) Fett says
Our sympathies to Karen and family.
Sylvia Bunke says
You and your family have my sympathy and I hope you find peace in knowing that Gary is no longer in pain.
Teresa (Nagel) Krall says
Our sympathies go out to your family in this time of loss