OBITUARY

Barbara Jean Kurzen

March 8, 1935June 26, 2018
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Barbara “Bobbie” J. Kurzen (83) of Attica passed Tuesday, June 26, 2018 surrounded by her family at her home. She was born March 8, 1935 in Milan to the late William D. and Blanche (Scheck) Meese. Mrs. Kurzen was the owner/operator of the Milan Beauty Shop in Milan then later drove school bus for the Willard School system and was “Grannie For Hire” driving for Mennonites. Bobbie was a member of the Jewel Tea collector club, took tickets at Willard High School events and was a judge at the school bus rodeo. She also judged the canning, flower and crocheting entries at the Huron County Fair as well as her own love of gardening, day trips to the casino and her love of dogs, specifically Boston Terriers and Chocolate Yorkies. Mrs. Kurzen is survived by her son: Gene “Chip” (Diana Smith) Kurzen Jr. of Willard, 4 daughters: Laura Hainline of Willard, Christine (Roger) Donnamiller of Willard, Michele (Ryan) Christie of Mansfield and Rebecca (John) Helmkamp of Huron, the father of her children: Gene Kurzen of Willard, 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters: Karen (John) Warner of Tulsa, OK and Sandy (Brian) Smith of San Bernardino, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Russell Hainline, sister: Mary Lou Franklin and brother: William C. Meese. Friends will be received on Tuesday July 3, 2018 from 10-12 noon with a Memorial Service to be held at 12 noon at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 295 W. Tiffin Street, Attica. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice through the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Barbara Jean Kurzen

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Marie, Eric and Christa Baumgartner

July 2, 2018

We are sorry for your loss. Memories of dogs, canaries, the asparagus she grew and being the bus driver. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

DEB KOSTOFF

July 2, 2018

so sorry for your loss. thought and prayers are with all of you

See Dee Wade

July 1, 2018

Mickey I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved coming out to your house your mama was so nice she always made me feel welcomed

Mark & Julie Metzger

June 30, 2018

To All of Bobbie's family: My sincere condolences to you all! Your mom was a great and fun lady. We loved to tease each other and had a lot of fund doing it. As a "neighbor", bus driver and person, I really enjoyed her and had a lot of respect for her. I seen her this past Christmas time in Goodwill and we talked for about 50 minutes, talking about the good old days and about our families. I wanted to make sure that I sent this quick note to let you know that we can not be there on Tuesday for her service due to work commitments. Know that you all and your mom are in our thoughts and prayers. My our Lord wrap his arms around you all and comfort you through this difficult time. With all of the great memories we have, Bobbie's legacy will live forever!!
Mark and Julie Metzger

Sandy Smith

June 30, 2018

I'm sorry we can't make it for the service. I will be there in spirit. Bobbie was a special person. I want to express my sorrow for our loss, but it's very hard to do. I know that all of her family and friends and I will miss her very much. We will meet again someday. Love you!
Sandy Smith

Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum

June 30, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

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