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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:00 PM

Oct. 23, 1931-Feb. 11, 2014


Larry E. Kurtz, 82, of Spencerville died at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville. He had been ill since August 2013.

He was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Lima to Harry E. and Hazel V. (Meeker) Kurtz, who preceded him in death.

On Oct. 27, 1951, he married Ruth Ilene Barnett, who survives, along with four daughters, Mary (Garland “Gar”) Williams of Botkins, Jean (Greg Evans) Williams of Lima, Carol Brincefield of Spencerville and Ellen (Brian) Franklin of Lima; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three half-sisters, Sandra Oakman of Maumee, Susan Keller and Cheryl Point both of Lima; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Kurtz of Lima.

His brother Gene “Red” Kurtz preceded him in death.

Larry was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson High School. He worked 30 years at the Fruehauf Manufacturing Company in Delphos until its closing as a welder and then in maintenance.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved fishing, mainly at Indian Lake, the outdoors, helping neighbors mow yards and was an avid walker. He had been active with his C.B. Radio with the handle “Doll Fly” and also was a Ham Radio operator talking all over the world.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. Jim Flatcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Spencerville EMS.

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