Obit - William B. Kurtz, 1966
- Hallettsville New Era Herald, 10 Jun 1966, page 6
William B. Kurtz
Moulton - Requiem Mass for William B. Kurtz, 75, of Moulton will be said at St Joseph's Catholic Church at 9 am Friday. Burial will be in the Moulton Cemetery. Mr. Kurtz died in the Shiner Hospital Tuesday night.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Ed Heidaker, and Mrs. Steve Pavlicka of Yoakum, Mrs. Bruno Wenske of Moulton and Mrs. Eugene Brom and Mrs. David Gast of Houston; four sons Steve of Cuero, Victor of Baytown, Henry and Rudy of Houston; three brothers Clement of Shiner, Joe of Schulenburg and Charles of Yoakum; three sisters Mrs. Frances Dolezal and Mrs. John Dolezal of Shiner and Mrs. John Wallis of Houston: 25 grandchildren and 2 great grand children.
Mr. Kurtz was preceded in death by his wife September 13, 1964 and by a son, William, September 15, 1950.
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Shiner Gazette, 23 Jun 1966 , page 1
Last Rites For William B. Kurtz
William B. Kurtz, age 75 years, 4 months and 28 days, passed away in the Frank Wagner Memorial Hospital , Shiner, Tuesday, June 7, 1966 at 11:45 p.m.
The body rested in state at the Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, where brief services were held Friday, June 10 at 8:45 a.m. and continued with Requiem Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Emil Vinklarek officiating.
Burial was in the Moulton Catholic Cemetery .
Named as pallbearers were his grandsons, Eugene Heidaker, David, Stevie, Bobbie, Ronnie and Billie Kurtz.
Rosary was recited at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday led by Bill Novosad and Thursday by the parish at 8:00 p.m. by Rev. Emil Vinklarek.
William Ben Kurtz was born January 9, 1891 near Yoakum, the son of Joe Sr. and Magdalene (Lauer) Kurtz. He was married to Josephine Michalec October 28, 1913 . After their marriage they lived in Moulton for a short time then moved to the Yoakum-Sweet Home Community where they farmed for approximately 28 years. In 1942 the family moved back to a farm south of Moulton, where they spent the remainder of their life.
Surviving are four sons, Henry and Rudy Kurtz, both of Houston, Victor Kurtz of Baytown , Steve Kurtz of Cuero; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Emily) Brom and Mrs. David (Dorothy) Gast of Houston; Mrs. Ed (Bessie) Heidaker and Mrs. Steve (Maggie) Pavlica, both of Yoakum and Mrs. Bruno (Frances) Wenske of Moulton; 25 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. John (Katie) Dolezal, Mrs. Albert (Frances) Dolezal, both of Shiner, Mrs. John (Agnes) Wiles of Houston; and three brothers, Clement Kurtz Sr. of Shiner, Charles Kurtz of Yoakum and Joe Kurtz Jr. of Schulenburg.
Besides his wife, who died September 13, 1964 , he was preceded in death by one son, Bill Kurtz on Sept. 16, 1950; his father, March 17, 1952; his mother, November 11, 1938; four brothers, Ben died December 31, 1934; Victor passed away January 1, 1942; Edward Kurtz died April 1, 1944 and John P. Kurtz passed away May 22, 1966.