Eric Charles Kurth

September 28, 1947March 11, 2020

Eric C. Kurth, 72, of Bartonville, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Farmington.

He was born September 28, 1947 in New Kensington, PA to Charles and Grace (Sathoff) Kurth. He married Nancy Wilcoxen.

Surviving are his two sons, Nathan (Jeanette) Kurth of Hanna City and Jared (Amanda) Kurth of Peoria; four grandchildren, Zander, Hunter, August, and Allison; and four siblings, Neil Herman (Judy) Kurth of Dunlap, Wayne (Sharon) Kurth of Fairbury, Mark (Diane) Kurth of Bartonville, and Jane (Rick) Weising of Thornton, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Daniel "Danny" Kurth.

Eric served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and then with the IL Army National Guard. Where he enjoyed static displays and flight demonstrations in Chinook Helicopters at various air shows. He made two trips to the Boeing factory in Pennsylvania to bring back new aircraft for the newly formed 106th F Troop. He retired as a CW4 with master aviator wings in 2000. He worked for over 32 years at Caterpillar Inc. and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.

A funeral service will be Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Prospect Cemetery in Dunlap.

Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church or Southside Mission both in Peoria. Online condolences can be submitted to


  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Southside Mission


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 16, 2020


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Layne Holley

March 24, 2020

Sending our deepest sympathy to Nathan and Jared.
We thank Eric for his service to our country.

Layne & Bev Holley
Bartonville, IL

Dick/Sue Mottor

March 14, 2020

To the Kurth Family: We were sorry to learn that Eric has passed away. We have great memories of the Kurth family at Oak Grove Baptist Academy many years ago. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend, but we are praying that God will provide strength as you cherish the many memories and legacy that he has left for his two son's and grandchildren. Our deepest prayers and sympathy to you all.

Ken & Judy Hart

March 14, 2020

Dear family, We are members of Eric's Sunday School Class and have been his friends for many years. He will be greatly missed. Ken is recovering from surgery so we will not attend the funeral but our hearts will be with all of you. Our deepest sympathy.
Ken & Judy Hart

Merrylee Mullinax

March 14, 2020

So Sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I didn't have a lot of direct interactions with him growing up but I do remember how proud Aunt Anne was of him and talked of his love of flying and his great sacrifice for our country. Mom said to send her love to you boys and your family ad our prayers are with you.