Richard Kurt

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INDEPENDENCE - Richard J. Kurt, 72, of Independence, died Saturday morning at the West Village Care Center, Independence.
Richard was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Farley, the son of Urban and Frances (Lasche) Kurt. He graduated from St. John's High School and was united in marriage to Mary E. Schmitz on June 6, 1959 in Immaculate Conception Church, Gilbertville. The couple farmed near Independence, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons: Chuck Kurt, Brandon, and Larry (Kelli) Kurt, Independence; two grandsons: Grant and Paul Kurt; two sisters: Eileen (Ray) Kirby, Independence and Rose Ann (Ted) Thoma, Jesup, and a brother, Dan (Peggy) Kurt, Bridgeport, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 22 to Dec. 25, 2010