Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Richard “Dick” F. Kurth
Service: January 2, 2013
Richard “Dick” F. Kurth
Richard “Dick” F. Kurth, age 83, of Watertown, went to be with his Lord on Thursday morning, December 27, 2012.
Richard Frederick was born in Milwaukee on October 12, 1929, to Theodore and Gertrude (Mueller) Kurth. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan during the Korean Conflict as a corporal. On May 31, 1958, Richard married Bernice Wendorff of Watertown. In 1967, the family moved to Watertown. Richard was the parts manager at Lindberg Hevi-Duty for 25 years. Upon retirement, he and Bernice enjoyed traveling the United States, staying in RV parks in southern states for the winter.
He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bernice of Watertown; a son, Daniel Kurth of Watertown and a daughter, Jeanne (Mark) Holcomb of Fort Atkinson; his grandchildren, Jessica (Stephen) Butler, Lisa and Melissa Kurth, and Nathan and Sarah Holcomb. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Richard in death were his parents and two sisters, Marguerite Bauers and Carol, in infancy. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. John Boehringer officiating. Burial, with Graveside Military Honors, will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

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