US Coast Guard

Loren James Kurth

December 23, 1940 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 80)


Loren J. Kurth, 80 of Weston, WI, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 4th 2021 with his family by his side. Loren was born Dec. 23, 1940 in Wausau, WI to Edward and Amelia Kurth.

Loren graduated from Wausau High School in 1959. After graduation, he was a roughneck on an oil field in Ogden, UT. Loren joined the Coast Guard in 1962 where he attained the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. He married Jane Anschutz in 1965 in Sturgeon Bay, WI and they were blessed with one daughter, Lisa. From there he went to work for UPS for 28 years. Loren belonged to the Man-of-Honor Society and was a lifetime member of the AMVETS.

Loren was a man you meet but a few times in your life. His love and devotion to his family and friends knew no bounds and this world was a better place with him in it. To meet Loren was to love Loren. His quick wit and outgoing personality made him a close friend to all who knew him. All the neighborhood children loved him, as he would entertain them with all his tricks and stories.

After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson Reed, who he loved so much and was so proud of. In 2005 he gained a grand-stepson, William Schultz. Loren was overjoyed when Will called him Grandpa.

Loren is survived by his wife Jane, daughter Lisa (Doug Schultz), sister Ellen Charles, grandsons Reed Slaby, William Schultz (Nicole Yunk) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Nancy Platta, and brother William Kurth.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Man of Honor Society, P. O. Box 2071, Wausau, WI 54402.


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Man of Honor Society
P. O. Box 2071, Wausau WI 54402
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