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In Loving Memory

Kurt, Jerome Charles “Jerry” Col. USAF Retired


Kurt, Jerome Charles “Jerry” Col. USAF Retired. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Beloved husband of Virginia R. “Ginny” Kurt (nee Scheadler) for over 64 years. Loving father of Tim (Sharon) Kurt, M.D. and Joanne (Neil) Kurt-Hilditch, Ph.D.; cherished grandfather of Jacob (Brooke) Kurt and Andrew Kurt and Big Paw Paw of TJ, Noah, Mary Catherine and Aleah Rose; dearest brother of Janet (Pat) Keyes and the late Agnes (Dave) Harristhal; our dear brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, godfather and friend to many.

Jerry was a man of service his entire life.  He grew up in a farming family in Iowa surrounded by his two sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins. He chose a life of service in anesthesia with a 25 year career in the Air Force culminating in being the Director of the Air Force anesthesia program. Jerry was committed to his wife Ginny and took care of her for  more than 64 years until his health no longer allowed him to just a few months before his passing. Jerry’s life of service continues through his son, daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren will miss Big PawPaw.  We cannot thank the staff at Friendship Village Sunset Hills enough for their commitment to caring for Jerry and continued care of Ginny.  Jerry’s compassion and commitment to his family will never be forgotten

Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Sunday, September 24 from 1-5 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, September 25, 10 a.m. at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church (meeting at Church). Interment J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association would greatly be appreciated.


11 thoughts on “Kurt, Jerome Charles “Jerry” Col. USAF Retired”

  1. I knew Jerry primarily as a fellow parishioner and fellow Knight of Columbus. I will particularly miss his warm smile and friendly demeanor.

  2. We lost a compassionate & caring man who lived a life of service to others. He was a very kind man who touched many lives. I cherish the memories I have of him. He will be missed by many. I was very fortunate to know him.

  3. Doc spent time with The Sluggers Disaster Recovery rebuilding homes post Katrina.

    What a kind and gracious man. Jerry was our trim painter and a good one.

    In the evenings instead of roaming the haunts along the beach he would stay in the dorm and do our laundry.

    God rest his sole.

    J Mueller

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ginny, Tim, Joanne and their families. The extended, large Kurt family has lost a wonderful cousin who will be dearly missed. 💔 Hugs and love to all.

  5. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. We will be out of town for the wake and funeral. We will keep you in our prayers.
    God Bless.

  6. Ginny, Janet, and all Jerome’s loved ones: As a child, Jerome was my tall, older cousin whom I didn’t know well. As time went by I heard about his accomplishments and his goodness. Whenever we met, he was always smiling and gracious. That’s how I’ll remember him– as a good and loving man. May God bless you with the consolation that Jerome’s love for you continues into eternal life.

  7. Ginny and all of the Kurt family,
    We will remember Jerry as a kind and cheerful man who we had the pleasure of knowing through Queen of All Saints. We worked with him several times at the Cardinal baseball games concession stand for Pastoral Care.
    We are praying for all of you.

  8. Tim I just heard about your dad I’m so sorry we had so many good talks during his haircuts .He was the sweetest man I ever knew in my career. My prayers are with your family……

  9. Prayers for Jerry. Known to me as Col. Kurt – CRNA program director at Wilford Hall MC. He was kind yet held the line for high standards of training and performance expectations. He was the perfect mentor.


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