OBITUARY

Lillie Kurtz

June 22, 1928October 12, 2018
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For the past 90 years, Lillie Hroch Kurtz, has patiently and kindly walked through life picking up every stray dog and cat, feeding every person lured in by the scent of her kitchen, and loving seven children selflessly and unconditionally. Born on June 22, 1928, she gracefully endured the depression on a farm with her thirteen siblings. Although she only completed 8 years of education, she was an avid reader and instilled that into her family. Lillie began working at HEB with Mr. Butt, but decided to go to beauty school and became a beautician to many ladies who came to her weekly to get their hair done. Lillie worked tirelessly at various salons for over 60 years until she was 85, and she finally retired. She married James Kurtz on June 2, 1952 and being a devout Catholic, raised 7 children to be independent, hard working individuals who have all been successful because of her guidance and undying love. Throughout her life, Lillie gauged her achievements on that of her children and she tirelessly worked to meet the needs of everyone she touched. In her retirement, her daughter, Susan, and her son, Danny, were her main care givers who took her to church on Saturdays and frequented Whataburger to get her usual, #7 no pickles. A big thank you to Mallory and Sara at Brookdale for the undying love they showed her in the last year of her life. Lillie flew into the arms of Jesus on Friday, October 12, 2018. Lillie is preceded in death by her husband, James, son, Steve, and grandson, Matthew Neal. She is survived by sons, Gary (Tina) and Danny (Bunny), daughters, Linda (Mike), Cheryl (Randy), Susan, and Judy (Matt), Lillie also left a legacy through her grandchildren, Tara (Peter), Melanie (Jared), Kristen (Michael), Clark, Matthew, Hannah, Colin (Bailey), Kimberly, Lily, Meredith, and Noah. She has four great-grandchildren, Vera, Elliott, Gwyneth, and Benjamin. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16 from 5-9 pm at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart with a Holy Rosary recited at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, October 17 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church on 3210 South Padre Island Dr. at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

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  • Lillie is preceded in death by her husband, James, son, Steve, and grandson, Matthew Neal. She is survived by sons, Gary (Tina) and Danny (Bunny), daughters, Linda (Mike), Cheryl (Randy), Susan, and Judy (Matt), Lillie also left a legacy through her grandchildren, Tara (Peter), Melanie (Jared), Kristen (Michael), Clark, Matthew, Hannah, Colin (Bailey), Kimberly, Lily, Meredith, and Noah. She has four great-grandchildren, Vera, Elliott, Gwyneth, and Benjamin.
    Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16 from 5-9 pm at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart with a Holy Rosary recited at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, October 17 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church on 3210 South Padre Island Dr. at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Holy Rosary Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lillie Kurtz

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Tricia Busker Fridye

October 14, 2018

To Linda and family ,
I have very fond memories of Lily Kurtz, our backdoor neighbor, and your sweet mom. She was friendly, kind, and and just a cool lady. She raised some wonderful children including my elementary classmate, Stephen, and my young childhood bestie , Linda. One of my fondest memories was a seeing our mom’s chatting over the chain link fence after hanging out loads of laundry. Another is seeing your mother faithfully make her way to church passing right by our house. Later in my life, after all these years, she continued to recognized me when I would go home to my parents house. Her beautiful heart surely lives on in her children and grandchildren. I’m so blessed to have known her and thank God for her. God be with you and your family at this difficult time. Forever a friend, Tricia

Gerri Perry

October 13, 2018

What can you say about someone who was part of your life since you were born. My Mom, Marcella told me Lillie would come over and walk the floor with me. I must have been a real crybaby. I have always felt a special bond with Aunt Lillie. She was always such a happy person. Whenever we came to Corpus she would come by and spend time with us. I consider myself lucky to have known her and to be loved by her. In my thoughts and prayers always.

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Jim and Lillie's Wedding Day

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Jim and Lillie's 50th Anniversary

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Jim, Lillie, Judy and grandson Matthew.

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Judy, Sue, Linda, Lillie and grand daughter Kimberly

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Lillie's 80th Birthday

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Lillie, Jim and grandson Matthew.

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Kimberly, Lillie
Meredith and Noah