William "Bill" P. Kurth

May 5, 1941December 5, 2018

William P. "Bill" Kurth, 77, of Marengo passed away December 5, 2018, after a short illness. He was born May 5, 1941, in Carroll, Iowa to William C. and Philomena (Wolterman) Kurth. On June 23, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy Johnston, in Glidden, Iowa. Bill graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City where he attended on a football scholarship. After graduation he worked for United States Gypsum (USG) in Fort Dodge, Iowa and was transferred to their main offices in Chicago in 1968. He retired in 1999 after 39 years of service. In his retirement he worked for H&R Block in Hampshire and Genoa for 10 years. Bill was also the President of Riley School Board for 10 years. He loved sports and took a particular interest in football, baseball, and bowling. He was also an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy; his sons, Matthew (Larissa Ranbom) and Eric (Lesley Kassicieh) Kurth; grandchildren, Robert and Regina; his sisters, Jo "Lois" Moberg and Dorothy (Jim) Strabala; his sister-in-law, Jeannie Kurth; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert "Bob" Kurth; and his brother-in-law, Jerry Moberg. There will be a visitation from 2 to 6pm on Sunday, December 9 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. Funeral services and burial will be in Glidden, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marengo High School Indians Booster Club or to the family to establish a college fund for his grandchildren. For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at


  • Judy (Johnston) Kurth, Wife
  • Matthew (Larissa Ranbom) Kurth, Son
  • Eric (Lesley Kassicieh) Kurth, Son
  • Robert and Regina, Grandchildren
  • Jo "Lois" Moberg, Sister
  • Dorothy (Jim) Strabala, Sister
  • Jeannie Kurth, Sister-in-law
  • William C. Kurth, Father
  • Philomena (Wolterman) Kurth, Mother
  • Robert "Bob" Kurth, Brother
  • Jerry Moberg, Brother-in-law

  • Marengo High School Indians Booster Club
  • To the Family for a college fund for his grandchildren


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018

William "Bill" P. Kurth

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Don Thompson

December 7, 2018

Bill Kurth was a star football player for the Morningside College Chiefs. He lived across the hall from me in Roadman Hall. We renewed our friendship when a large group of what we called the Men of the "M" got together about 6 years ago for a reunion at the College during Homecoming. Bill was well liked an respected by all of his college friends. I will miss him and send my sympathy to his family.

joe clausen

December 7, 2018

bill was my roommate on road games his senior year what a great guy going to glidden for weekend with him and going to starlite in carroll along with lee moran god bless joe clausen