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John A. Kurth
July 10, 1950 - December 22, 2018
John A. Kurth of Neenah, age 68 passed away peacefully at home after a hard fought battle with cancer on Saturday, December 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born on July 10, 1950, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, the son of Reinhard and Elda (Ruenger, Ketelhohn) Kurth. John graduated from Waupun High School in 1969. On April 17, 1971, John married Jo Ann Hampshire. He was past president of the Payne's Point Hook and Spear Fishing Club. For 40 years John was a proud Journeyman for Local 18 Sheetmetal Workers. He loved to hunt, fish, and Sturgeon spear for the big ones. John enjoyed pheasant hunting with his English Springer Spaniel, Gracie.
He will sadly be missed by his wife of 47 years, Jo Ann. John is also survived by his siblings, Adrian (Mary) Kurth, of Brown Deer; Lois James, of Nevada; Merle (Mary) Ketelhohn, of Mayville; June Sumnicht, of Rubicon; Claudette (Harold) Spolum, of Greenfield; Nancy North, of Green Bay. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Linda (John) Bornheimer, of Kimberling City, Missouri; Nancy (Ken) Breezer, of Woodruff; and Susan (Brian) Baley, of Cazenovia; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law; sisters, Susan Kurth and Joanne (Junior) Rau; three brothers, Lawrence Ketelhohn, Leslie (Evon) Ketelhohn, and Bill (Anne) Kurth; brothers-in-law, Bob James, Junior Sumnicht, and Charles Hampshire; and three nephews: Mark, Alan, and Michael.
As per John's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service held.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
A special thank you to Dr Brad Heraly, the staff at the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center, and the hospice care team from Ascension At Home for their compassionate care; such wonderful people to have at your side in a difficult time.
Mueller Funeral Home of Winneconne is serving the family.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.
Connie Zakszewski wrote on January 10, 2019
Im so sorry to read about Johns passing. He was such a kind man. I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. John and Susan are smiling down on us.
Dave Opsteen wrote on December 31, 2018
Jo, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melvin Klarner wrote on December 27, 2018
The members of the Fox Valley Retirees Club offer
our condolences to family & friends of John
Vickie Davidson wrote on December 26, 2018
I am so sorry to read about John's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Carla Bloesl wrote on December 25, 2018
My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
I was a classmate of John and will remember as a thoughtful, kind person.
Dennis Frakes wrote on December 25, 2018
Jo Im very sorry to hear about John be strong and Im praying for you
Jim and Missy Grundman wrote on December 23, 2018
John was so special to all of us. He will really be missed by our family. Love, The Grundman Family