Kenneth Alan Kurz

 

Kenneth Kurz, 65 of rural Sidney, died Saturday evening, July 4, 2015 at his home south of Sidney.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. Services will conclude at the funeral home.

Memorials have been established to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation or to Prostate Cancer research.

Cremation has taken place and there is no visitation at the funeral home. Friends who wish can sign Ken's register book on Wednesday at the Holechek Funeral Home.

You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at http://www.holechekfuneralhomes.com

Kenneth Alan Kurz, the son of Howard and Violet (Raddatz) Kurz was born October 17, 1949 at Sidney. He attended the Sidney schools, graduating from Sidney High School in 1967. While in the first grade he developed Legg Perthes Disease and had to wear a cast from the waist down for about a year, doing school in bed with a teacher to student box. He was still able to go and march with the Sidney High School Band at the 1966 Rose Parade. He loved sports, playing baseball and was very good at math, a subject that came naturally to him. He attended Fullerton Jr. College in California, and then Long Beach State where he majored in math, graduating in 1972. He then taught one year at Huntington Beach High School. He decided that he didn't like teaching and went back to farming.


In November of 1978 he was united in marriage to Susan Warren in Las Vegas, Nev. and made their home on a farm southwest of Sidney. To this union three daughters were born: Joni, Sarah and Emily.

Ken took up trucking locally, working for Crossroad Co-op and other farmers. He was a remarkable mechanic, working on diesel engines and could repair about any air conditioning and major appliances. He was also a driving instructor for WNCC. He had double hip surgery in 1980 and had to use two canes in later years.

He loved music, playing the piano and guitar. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved his pets, always taking in strays; there was always room for more. Later on he developed a love gardening in his huge garden and enjoyed the yard.

Survivors include his wife Susan of Sidney; three daughters: Joni and Sarah Kurz both of Kearney and Emily Kurz of Sidney; his parents, Howard and Vi Kurz of Sidney; two brothers: Cal of Corona, Calif. and Phil of Sidney and one sister Yolanda Happold of Cheyenne. He will be missed by family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Holechek Funeral Homes and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Kurz family.

 

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