Lucille M. Kurth, 87


Lucille M. Kurth, 87, of West Bend, went home peacefully to her Lord on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Samaritan Health Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1926, in the town of Barton, the daughter of William and Malinda (nee Engeleiter) Heider. On Aug. 20, 1947, she married Wallace Kurth, Sr. in Dubuque, Iowa. Together they made their home in West Bend.

Lucille was a devoted housewife and mother. She was an avid cook, baker, seamstress and vegetable/ flower gardener for many, many years. She and Wally also enjoyed fishing and traveling to Arizona to visit their daughter. Both were devout churchgoers and members of Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend and served for numerous years on the church’s communion committee. Lucille also taught Sunday School at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Bend, for many years.

Lucille is survived by two children, Wallace (Mary) Kurth Jr. of Iron Ridge and Linda A. Kurth of Tempe, Ariz.; a grandson, Mark Kurth; three amazing great-grandchildren, Hannah, Asher, and Malachi, and their mother, Tanya Kurth; a brother, LeRoy Heider of West Bend; a sister-in-law, Marie Heider; and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Wally, in 2002; her brother, Earl Heider, in 2010, and her sister- in-law, Romilda Heider, in 2013.

A funeral service in memory of Lucille will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend. The Rev. Robert Hein will officiate and burial will follow at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.

Memorials to Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.