Kurt Bales 1962—2021
Ridott- Kurt A Bales DVM, 58, surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 13, after a hard-fought battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He was Born July 4, 1962 in Anderson, Indiana to Keith and Judith (Horner) Bales. He graduated from Union High School, Modoc, Indiana in 1980 and went on to study Veterinary medicine at Purdue University graduating in 1987. He married Vicki Blount January 4, 1986. Together they raised 4 beautiful children. He was a member of Park Hills Church of Freeport, IL where he was on the worship team and led the men's small group. Upon graduation from Purdue, he worked at New Hope Veterinary Clinic, German Valley, IL for one year. He then moved to Topeka, Indiana to work at King Animal Care Clinic for 4 years. In 1992, he made IL his home and went on to work at New Hope Vet Clinic for his remaining 27 years.
He loved first his Savior Jesus Christ, his wife, and his children. He most cherished spending time with his children and helping with whatever project they were working on. He enjoyed traveling with Vicki, music, reading and working in his vegetable garden. He was a kindhearted, generous man who will be greatly missed by many. He is survived by his wife, his parents Keith and Judith Bales, Lynn, IN; his sons, Kalen (Amanda) Bales of Monroe, NC, Benjamin (April Sorg) Bales of Freeport, IL and Daniel (Jessica) Bales of Spencer, NC; his beloved daughter Bethany (Paul) Roloff, Janesville, WI, and a soon to be born granddaughter. He also leaves behind his brothers Randy (Sharon) Bales, Lewisville, IN, Brian (Ceann) Bales of Lynn, IN and one sister, Karen (Michael) Byrge of Anderson, IN as well as many nieces and nephews.
All services will be held at Park Hills Church, 2525 W Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL. Visitation will be Sunday, January 17th from 2-4pm and Monday, January 18th from 9:30 until the beginning of the funeral at 10:30. Services are open to the public. In light of Covid-19, masks will be required, and social distancing observed. Pastor Larry Elliott will be officiating. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.walkermortuary.com
. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Kurt's name at Park Hills Church to be used in support of missionaries.