Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Eugene R. Kurtz
August 12, 1943 - July 22, 2016 (Age 72)
Watertown, WI
Service: July 28, 2016
Eugene R. Kurtz
Eugene R. Kurtz, age 72 of Watertown, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 22, 2016 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek, surrounded by his loving family.
Eugene R. Kurtz was born on August 12, 1943 in Watertown, the son of Clarence and Elsie (Thrun) Kurtz. He was a 1961 graduate of Watertown High School. Gene was a member of the United States Army. On March 6, 1971 he married the former Beverly Blank at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Gene had been employed at Motor Transport, Allard Express and Watertown Metals, retiring in 2010. He was an avid Sunday football fan. He loved spending time at the cottage in Glidden. Gene and Bev enjoyed trips to the casino.

Gene is survived by his wife Beverly of Watertown, eight children; Patty (Pat) Moretti of Janesville, Debbie (Duane) Strauss of Watertown, David (Gail) Bates of Watertown, Denise (Eugene) Yogerst of Mayville, Daniel Bates, Brian (Laura) Bates, Craig Kurtz and Brent (Kari) Kurtz all of Watertown, seventeen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, a brother Harvey (Marlene) Kurtz of Madison, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter; Linda DePlover, three brothers; Robert, Kenneth and Donald Kurtz, two sisters; Doris Appenfeldt and Beverly Behling.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7 pm at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Ron Kral of the Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday at the funeral home from 4 pm until the time of the service. Burial with Military Graveside Rites will be Friday morning at 10 am at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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