Cover photo for Frank Kurtz's Obituary
Frank Kurtz Profile Photo
1930 Frank 2023

Frank Kurtz

December 4, 1930 — May 7, 2023

Beloit

We are saddened to announce the passing of Frank Martin "Shorty" Kurtz Sr. of Beloit, Ohio. He passed at age 92 on May 7th, 2023. Frank was a resident of McCrea Manor for 2 years where he lived his last days with Alzheimer's disease.

Frank was a graduate of Endinburg High School and served in the Ravenna National Guard for 9 years. He has been a resident of Beloit for 66 years. He had been very active as an Elder and Sunday school teacher at the Beloit Friends church for many years. He worked in the forestry department at the Ohio Edison as a "Tree Trimmer" for 37 years and was proud to be called a Legend in the business. He also joined the philanthropic club the Ruritans the year of its inception in 1959 and has been an active member for 64 years. Frank was a pillar in the community and his love, and joyful heart will leave a big gap to all who knew him, and he will be sorely missed. As his family, we could write novel after novel of the love and laughter we experienced during our time with him. We are thankful to God for letting us have him for 92 years.

His family left behind are his loving wife of 67 years Peggy (Criss) Kurtz, whom he married on June 19, 1954, his daughter Marsha (Frank) Stillion, Son Frank Kurtz Jr. Grandchildren Holly (Joshua) DeVore, Christopher (Jessica) Stillion, Tyler (Andrea) Stillion and Great Grandchildren Evelyn Stillion, Joshua DeVore, Caelyn Stillion, Jayson Symoni, Joshua Stillion, Dominic Symoni and Alainah Stillion, who will miss him more than words can express. He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Harry and Julia (Horvath) Kurtz, his foster parents, Gail and Eileen McGowan, a daughter Beverly Armitage, and his brother Robert Kurtz.

Services will be held Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Beloit Friends Church with Pastor Mark Reich officiating. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the services at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Beloit Friends Church, 18042 5th St, Beloit, OH 44609. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring (330) 938-2526.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frank Kurtz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, May 13, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Beloit Evangelical Friends Church

18042 5th Street, Beloit, OH 44609

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Beloit Evangelical Friends Church

18042 5th Street, Beloit, OH 44609

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Highland Memorial Park

12th Street, Beloit, OH 44609

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree