Luverne Kurtz, 89 year old resident of Pierz, MN, died Tuesday, July 12 at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, MN. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN with Father Matthew Langner officiating. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, MN and from 9:30 a.m. a.m. until the hour of the service on Friday at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN.
Luverne Susan Kurtz was born April 28, 1927 in Pierz, MN to the late Joe and Elizabeth (Waytashek) Kurtz. She grew up and attended school in Pierz, MN until the eighth grade. Luverne worked at Flower City Press Pack in Minneapolis, MN, for over forty years. She returned to Morrison County and made her home in Little Falls, MN. She attended St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN. Luverne enjoyed attending church fundraisers and taking bus trips to the casino.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, John (Patricia) Kurtz of Pierz, MN; grandchildren, Amie (Shawn) Olesch of Pierz, MN, Mark (Andrea) Kurtz of St. Stephen, MN, Lisa (Brian) Klein of Pierz, MN and Kelsey Kurtz of Fargo, ND; sisters, Bertha Jedlicki of Pierz, MN and Lorraine Happke of Oxford, MI.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth; father, Joe; sisters, Irene Hoheisel, Florence Eller, Regina Meyer, Viola Senatore, Frances Meyer and a brother, Richard Kurtz.