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William Kurth

December 1, 1938 — May 9, 2024

Montello

William “Bill” Louis Kurth, age 85 of Montello passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Montello Care Center.  Bill was born in Antigo to Otto and Grace (Rebensdorff) Kurth on December 1, 1938.   He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1956 and was united in marriage to Judith Stone August 2, 1958; together they were blessed with 57 years of marriage and five children.   Judi preceded Bill in death on April 29, 2016.

Bill and Judi owned and operated a restaurant for 14 years before his career as a car salesman.  They loved the Northwoods and were able to spend many years of retirement in Boulder Junction.  Bill was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed fixing cars as well as watching the Packers and NASCAR.  He will be remembered for his faith, his love for his family, and his love of nature.

Bill is survived by his five children:  William G. (Karen) Kurth of Woodland, CA, Joseph J. (Elizabeth) Kurth of Montello, Bonnie Kitzhaber of Wausau, Elizabeth (Rich) Sorenson of Little Chute, and Benjamin (Taryn) Kurth of Chicago, IL.  He is also survived by grandchildren:  William A. Kurth, Christopher Kurth, Nicole Kurth, Scarlett (Michael) Ruyle, Grace Kurth, Joshua (Dana) Deppe, Jake Deppe, Casey Lacvkowski, Maxwell Sorenson, Jordan Shrader (Austin), Ella Kurth, Ryan Kurth as well as great-grandchildren:  Amarah Connolly, Zion Kurth, Tallulah Kurth, Wilder Kurth, Kylah Deppe, Callen Deppe, Lina Potvine, Tanner Shrader, Logan Shrader, Covey Ruyle, Samuel Ruyle, and Clyde Ruyle.  Bill is further survived by two sisters, Phylis Leonard and Audis Teal, as well as other extended family members.

A celebration of life for William Kurth will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 601 South Washington Street, Combined Locks, WI 54113.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.  Following the service, please join the family for lunch at Hollanders Pub and Grill, 1820 E. Main Street, Little Chute, WI 54140.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family.  www.CrawfordFH.com  

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am

Christ the King Lutheran Church

601 S Washington St, Combined Locks, WI 54113

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am

Christ the King Lutheran Church

601 S Washington St, Combined Locks, WI 54113

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Lunch

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Starts at 12:30 pm

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