Charles C. Kurt
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Charles Clarence Kurt, 90, of Cascade, Iowa, passed away on Thursday August 15, 2019 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Charles may call from 2 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian burial for Charles will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at St. Patrick Church in Garryowen with Rev. Aloysius Vorwald presiding. . Burial will follow the funeral service at St. Patrick Cemetery with full Military Honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post #528.
Charles was the fourth of 12 children born to John G. and Ella (Moorman) Kurt in Bernard, Iowa on January 31, 1929. He married Elizabeth (Kit) Dunne on April 8, 1958 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otter Creek, IA. Charles was a farmer in the Bernard area prior to moving to Cascade in 2002. He served as a trustee for St. Patrick Church, board member for the Bernard Fire Department and the Bernard Telephone Company and a ASCS county board members. After moving to Cascade, he was a Telegraph Herald newspaper delivery person .
Charles was an Army veteran who served his country during the Korean War, was privileged to go on an Honor Flight in September 2012, and received a Quilt of Valor in November 2015. He was a member of the Cascade American Legion-Post #528.
He is survived by his siblings-Tom(Rita)Kurt of Bernard, IA and Pete(Mary Jane) Kurt of Peosta, IA; Lois Donovan, Earl(Louetta) Kurt of Cascade, IA; and Sr. Mary Kurt of Cedar Rapids IA
He was also preceded in death by his wife-Elizabeth on July 12, 2019; his son-Jerry on January 26, 1995; his parents; and his siblings-Germaine Bechen, Henry Kurt, Dorrance Kurt, Sr. Bernice Kurt, Rita Martin, and Jane Ann Steffen.
A Charles Kurt Memorial Fund has been established.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Shady Rest Care Center and Above and Beyond for all of their care to Charles.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com
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