Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


John C. Kurtz

August 9, 1924September 5, 2020

JOHN D. KURTZ, 96, of Leo, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. He was the son of the late Ralph and Erlena (Yerks) Kurtz. John retired after a lifetime of farming. He was very active in the community including the Harlan Lions Club and the Harlan Christian Youth Center. He is survived by his son, Andrew (Kim) Kurtz of Oak Park, Calif.; grandsons, Jackson and Cole; and a brother, George Kurtz of Leo. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Kurtz; two brothers, Thomas and Robert; and four sisters, Marjorie Klopfenstein, Mary Catherine Klopfenstein, Doris DeLong, and Helen Lantz. Private service will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020; to view the service visit the Facebook page of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home at 10 a.m. for a Facebook Livestream. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. To sign the online guestbook visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com


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Bonnie Kees

September 11, 2020

I have known Johnny for a long long time. My sympathy to his family. And to his brother George. Thinking of you. Bonnie Kees

Mary Jo Mikulski

September 10, 2020

One time we went to lunch after church with the Kurtz’s in Grabill. As we were sitting there one of the waitress came running over and said to John “ Do you have my tootsie roll? He was always there with a smile. So enjoyed and appreciated all the support he and Mary Lou gave me. What a well lived life.

Doris McKinley

September 9, 2020

Mr. Kurtz was an amazing man, he always loved being around children and devoted much of his time to working with children, through the Harlan Youth Center or church. He will always be known as the tootsie roll man to our children and church kids. He was a treasure to the Harlan Lions Club and the community. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

John Weicker

September 9, 2020

John Kurtz was a friend of my late father and mother, Jack & Janet Weicker. John went to Harlan High School with my parents, and they remained friends for many years. I will always remember John Kurtz when he would come by our house to visit my parents, as I was growing up....He was simply a wonderful person, and I will always remember the relationship he had with my parents. While I was sorry to hear of his passing, he lived a long life, and I observed first hand, that he had a positive influence on many people that he met during those many years. And most importantly, John Kurtz was able to leave this world with the imperishable crown of a good name! My sympathy goes out to all of those family members who survive him! John H. Weicker

Cindy Staley-Harter

September 9, 2020

John was a very nice and caring person. May he rest in peace.

Dennis McMaken

September 8, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. A great deal of thanks is do this man for all that he has done for the Harlan community.

Janet Kratzar

September 8, 2020

Andrew, the Fort Wayne Urantia Society shares you loss and celebrates your dad’s graduation to the heavens. God bless you and your family.


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