Obit: Kurth, Philomene Mary (1954 - 2011)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt


Surnames: Bucher, Giles, Kurth, Lemmer, McElhney, Stieber, Wibben

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, August 18, 2011, online edition

Kurth, Philomene "Philly" Mary (Stieber) (January 10, 1954 - August 13, 2011)

Philomene "Philly" Mary Kurth, 57, Town of Hill, died on Saturday, Aug. 13 at her home, while under hospice care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating.

Interment will be at the Garden of Memories in the Town of Hill. Pallbearers are Paul Stieber, Craig Stieber, Jason Giles, Steve Wibben, Rob Kurth and Curtis McElhney.

Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Philomene Stieber was born on January 10, 1954 in Wausau to the late Edwin and Mary (Lemmer) Stieber.

She attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School and was a 1972 graduate of Marathon City High School. She worked at Wausau Daily Herald and various restaurants in the Wausau area.

On June 14, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nev., she married Jerry Kurth, who survives. They lived in the Wausau area until moving to Hultman Lake in 2006. She worked as an independent contractor for Countryside Meats for about four years and was known as the "Meat Lady."

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening and plants, horseback riding, English Sheepdogs, sitting around campfires and winter camping.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a step-daughter, Kristina (Curtis) McElhney of Wausau; three brothers, Clarence (Connie) of Marathon; John (Joyce) of Rib Mountain and Thomas (Maryellen) of Mosinee; two sisters, Kookie Stieber of Stevens Point and Christine (David) Giles of Weston; a step-granddaughter, Brynn McElhney; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Michael.



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