Gladys Mae Kurth, age 93, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, August 31st, 2019, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, at 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6th, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday.
Gladys Mae Kurth was born on January 4, 1926, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Otto and Mabel (Laabs) Pless. Gladys was baptized as an infant on January 24, 1926, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 26, 1940, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Minnesota. She attended country school, St. John’s parochial and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1944.
On November 20, 1946, Gladys was united in marriage to George Kurth at the home of Gladys’ Parents. This marriage was blessed with ten children, LeRoy, Richard, Leonard, Rodney, Marilyn, Robert, Mary, Randy, Linda, and Lorie. Gladys and George resided on the Kurth family farm in Boon Lake Township where they lived all of their married lives. They shared 39 years of marriage together until George passed away on November 22, 1985. After George passed away, Gladys moved to Buffalo Lake in 1986.
Gladys was a loving homemaker to her husband and children. She was also very active on their dairy farm, doing whatever needed to be done, whether it was milking, taking care of chickens or feeding everyone. Gladys was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township. She helped where needed with church activities, children’s school events, was very involved with 4-H activities and volunteered at the Buffalo Lake Nursing Home.
Gladys loved to go fishing, gardening and spending time with her family. She made quilts for every child and grandchild and made a baby quilt for every great grandchild born up to her move to Prairie Senior Cottages in 2015. She also crocheted an afghan for every grandchild’s high school graduation. She loved going to the cabin with family, playing cards, polka music and fixing puzzles.
Gladys passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson, at the age of 93 years. Blessed be her memory.
Gladys is survived by her:
Children, LeRoy (Susan) Kurth of Hutchinson, MN,
Richard (Nancy) Kurth of Stewart, MN,
Leonard (Janice) Kurth of New Ulm, MN,
Rodney (Carolyn) Kurth of Hutchinson, MN,
Marilyn (David) Rusch of Hutchinson, MN,
Mary Southwood of Chaska, MN,
Randy (Tracy) Kurth of Stewart, MN,
Linda (Charles) Esser of Stewart, MN,
Lorie (Douglas) Kirtz of Hector, MN;
Daughter-in-law, Julie Kurth of Stewart, MN;
Grandchildren, Kari (David) Swanson, Michael (Kacie) Kurth, Kathy Kurth, Matthew (Kelly) Kurth, Rustin (Naomi) Kurth, Kammi (Jason) Flemming, Angela Hagen, Ryan (Renee) Kurth, Jeremy (Angie) Kurth, Jamie (Nicole) Kurth, Melissa (Eric) Yeats, Natasha (Seth) Thompson, Andrew (Andrea) Kurth, Phillip (Alyssa) Kurth, Daniel (Allyson) Kurth, Kelli Rusch, Patti (Eric) Schaefer, Patrick (Rachael) Rusch, Paula (Brian) Fox, Cassandra (Curtis) Larson, Laura (Cory) Krull, Russel (Tessa) Kurth, Corey (Nikki) Kurth, Cole Southwood, Holly (Luke) Heck, Mitchell Kurth, Morgan Kurth, Tyler Esser, Abby Esser, Seth Kirtz, Eli Kirtz, and Sadie Kirtz;
Great-grandchildren, Sierra Swanson, McKenzie Swanson, Shelby Swanson, Chandler Kurth, Christian Kurth, Brianna Kurth, Carter Kurth, Madison Kurth, Kylie Fischer, Cody Kurth, Conner Kurth, Mariah Flemming, Makayla Flemming, Kianna Hagen, Carson Hagen, Ryliena Kurth, Ryder Kurth, Aliyah Kurth, Madilyn Kurth, Noah Kurth, Emily Kurth, Ella Yeats, Aceson Kurth, Axton Kurth, Akley Kurth, Jaxson Kurth, Lexy Kurth, Grace Schaefer, Wyatt Schaefer, Tanner Rusch, Svea Rusch, Tyson Fox, Hannah Fox, Emery Fox, Bennett Krull, Braxton Kurth, Nora Kurth, Baby Girl Kurth, Elsie Heck and Emmy Heck;
Many other relatives and friends.
Gladys is preceded in death by her Parents, Otto and Mabel Pless; Step-mother, Lena Pless; Husband, George Kurth; Son, Robert Kurth; Sisters, Ruth Hagen and Margaret Schaefer; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Vernon Hagen, Lloyd Schaefer, Louis and Mabel Kurth, Harvey and Leona Kurth, Art and Esther Kurth, Walter Kurth, Ruth and Wilber Rusch, and Edna and Clarence Runke.