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In Loving Memory

Kurtz, Michael Edward

Michael (Mike) Kurtz, of St. Louis County, went to be with the Lord on December 17, 2023, while on hospice at his home, after a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Born in St. Louis, Mike attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help grade school, McBride High School, the University of Missouri, St. Louis, receiving his B.S. and M.S., and Fontbonne University, earning his M.B.A.  His career was in health care management.

Mike was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, where he served as president of the congregation.  He participated in the Boy Scouts of America as a child and an adult.

The son of the late Edward and Dolores Kurtz, Mike was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Eddie) Leong and brother-in-law Louis Hoffmeyer.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen Rodefeld Kurtz, children Brian, Alison (Alex) Cupp, Brendan; grandchildren Mason Vieth and Astoria Kurtz; sisters Barbara Hoffmeyer, Marguerite (John) Siesener, Michele (Michelle Frank) Kurtz; aunts Elaine Kurtz, Ruth Kurtz; mother-in-law Elaine Rodefeld; brother-in-law Keith (Lynne) Rodefeld; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

SERVICES: Funeral at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Road on Saturday, December 30, 10 a.m. with visitation at 9:00. Interment Our Redeemer Cemetery. Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Road on Friday, December 29, 4-7 p.m.


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  1. dearest Shelly, there are no words, especially when your twin dies. Nothing and no one can fill twin holes in your heart and psyche. As you and Michelle, and the rest of your family begin your lifelong journeys of grieving and mourning,at the time of the Incarnation of the One Who shows us the Way to new Life, i offer you the sure and certain Hope of that Incarnation. I offer the hugs and blessings of the promise that your Cronan family will always stand with and support you in Divine Love. I hold you mind-fully in the Peace and Joy that began in the Holy Darkness in an occupied cave in Bethlehem, Palestine, and will continue to be your BEacon of Light in this lifetime. In the names of Divine Love, the Beloved Lover, and Divine Loving. Amin.


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