Kurtis Huss of Fort Collins, passed away the evening of Aug. 20, 2013 following a courageous and arduous battle with testicular cancer. Kurtis was a loving and caring husband, son, brother, uncle, teacher, and coach. An outdoor celebration of Kurtis' life was held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Registry Park in Fort Collins.
He was born and raised in Holyoke, where he graduated from Holyoke High School in 2006. He then attended Colorado State University where he graduated in 2010 with a BA in History.
On June 16, 2012, Kurtis married Liz Melahn. He taught high school social studies and English at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School and coached girls' lacrosse at Thompson Valley High School.
Kurtis enjoyed life to the fullest degree. He was an inspiration to all that knew him both before and during his fight with cancer. Kurtis was kind, funny, and driven; he loved to spend time outside playing golf, watching sports, and exploring. His classroom was always filled with learning and joy. He touched many lives and all those who knew him will miss him deeply.
He leaves behind his wife, Liz Melahn; dog, Chauncey; parents, Gary and Joyce Huss; sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Brett Bieber; nieces, Aubrey and Laityn Bieber; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as countless friends, students, and lacrosse players.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send contributions to the Kurtis Huss Memorial Scholarship fund that will begin awarding students from Polaris ELS and Holyoke HS with money to continue their education. You may make your donation at any Wells Fargo Bank Branch, or mail a check made payable to the Kurtis Huss Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 51284, Colorado Springs, CO 80949-1284.