Obit: Kurth, Verna H. (1920 - 2003)

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Surnames: KURTH GOEBEL GARBISCH PIOTROWSKI NEWMAN

----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 02/12/2003

Kurth, Verna H. (30 AUG 1920 - 3 FEB 2003)

Verna Kurth, 82, Granton, Clark County, Wis., died on Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Zion American Lutheran Church, Granton. The Rev. David Johnson officiated. Music was provided by Marjorie Dahl. Burial was in the Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Terry Kurth, Dennis Kurth, Scott Newman, David Kurth, Travis Kurth, Shawn Newman and Darin Kurth.

Verna Helena Goebel was born on Aug. 30, 1920, in Granton, to Paul and Nelda (nee Garbisch) Goebel. She attended the Roder Country School near Granton, and then worked in the area helping families in their homes. She married Raymond Kurth on Sept. 27, 1941, in Granton. They later purchased her parents’ farm. She worked at the Granton High School and from 1967-75 at Spaete’s Locker Plant in Granton wrapping meat and checking out. After her husband’s death in 1977, she returned to Spaete’s and worked until 1992, when she retired. She continued to live at her home in Granton until December 2002. She was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church, Granton.

Survivors include five children, Wayne (Karen) Kurth, Neillsville, Sandra (Ronald) Newman, Watertown, Glen (Geri) Kurth, Marshfield, Michael (Claudette) Kurth, Granton, and Sharon (Norm) Piotrowski, Watertown; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Garbisch, Neillsville; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband and her parents.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


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