Age 71 ~ longtime Bayport resident Passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Born in Hastings, MN, David was the son of Perley and Gretchen (Prieve) Kurth. He was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota. After graduating from Stillwater High School he spent the next four years serving his country in the US Navy. After his service he attended the University of Minnesota for several quarters. He entered the construction business as a bricklayer and worked several years for William Jonk Masonry and later Siegfried Construction Company. He was a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater. His hobbies were fishing and golf. For a while in the 1960's he was an avid motorcyclist who owned the hardest starting Harley Davidson in the Saint Croix Valley. He lived in Bayport, Minnesota most of his life, finally passing away at home He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Priscilla (Kurth) Boehm and brother-in-law Daniel Boehm. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Kurth of Hutchinson, and by brothers John and Bani (Behrens) Kurth of Lake George, CO, Charles and Linda (Koester) Kurth of Hastings, and Timothy and Carol (Frerichs) Kurth of Hawarden IA, and numerous nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, Stillwater, at 11 AM on Monday May 13, with lunch following the service. Private interment in Hutchinson, MN at a later date. The family requests memorials be directed to the Salem Lutheran Elementary School in Stillwater.
Published in Pioneer Press on May 9, 2013