William H. Kurer, 79

Bill was a sinner saved by grace. Because Jesus Christ paid the debt of Billís sins when he was crucified on the cross of Calvary, and because Bill believed in Him and repented of his sins, we know Bill is now with Jesus in heaven. We thank God for His mercy and love. "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.

"Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory, and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Thine is the dominion, O Lord, and Thou dost exalt Thyself as head overall. Both riches and honor come from Thee, and Thou dose rule overall, and in Thy hand is power and might; and it lies in Thy hand to make great, and to strengthen everyone. Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name." 1Chronicles 29:11-13

William H. Kurer, 79, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his residence.

Bill was born on Nov. 25, 1930, to John and Viola (nee Japp) Kurer in West Allis. He married Evalyn (nee Wulz) on Jan. 16, 1954. Bill was in the U.S. Army and was later employed at Wisconsin Electric for many years and also farmed. He enjoyed raising and racing homing pigeons, raising chickens, gardening, making firewood, tending to the garden, nurturing the trees in his yard and loved the outdoors.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Evalyn; children, Jeri (Ches-ter) Filo, Wendy (Kent) Jahnke, Holly (Timothy) Graef, William (Mary) Kurer and Michael (Lori) Kurer. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Ann Kurer, Anthony and Amanda Groth, Destiny Richardson, Jeff (Cathy) and Tracy Jahnke, Paul, Kayla and Joshua Graef, Jordyn and Taylor Kurer; great-grandson, Aaron Councill; siblings, Victor Kurer, John (Arlene) Kurer and Donald (Dorothy) Kurer; sister in-law, Ester Kurer; brother in-law, Sidney Ar-thur; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; children, Christine and Robert; brother, Clarence; and sister, June Arthur.

A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. John Wulz presiding. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Emmaus Bible Church, 220 N. 6th Ave., West Bend, WI 53095, or the charity of your choice.
 
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

A special thanks to Jesus for paying the debt of Billís sins. To family and friends who prayed for us and their support. To Hospice Advantage, Dr. Gary Herdrich and Dr. Lacy and their wonderful staff.