Waldon Vernon Kurtz
Passed away on August 6, 2018
Waldon Vernon Kurtz, was born February 11, 1927 in Alton, Kansas to Vernon Kurtz and Mary Martin and passed away August 6, 2018 in Centralia, Washington.
Waldon attended medical school and did his residency in Hawaii and California. He served as a Medical Missionary in Haiti and India. He was a family practitioner in Denver, Colorado and Northgate, Seattle.
He loved and lived: Jesus Christ. He knew and experienced God’s salvation, His Faithfulness, Healing and Protection.
As his health deteriorated he spent hours painting pictures on rocks, wood burning and adult coloring.
Proceeding Waldon in death was his wife Mary Virginia Newton Kurtz, sister in-law Evie Kurtz and his brother Bob Klassen.
Waldon is survived by his brother Duane (Carol Yett) Kurtz and Paul Kurtz, children; Sandy (Lee) Maxey, Walda Kurtz and Steve (Valerie) Kurtz. His grandchildren; David Maxey, Tyler Donnahoo and Drew Donnahoo. Great-Grandchildren; Diana, Michael, Meghan, Morgan, Reagan, Sailor and Sunny and many nieces and nephews.
“For I the Lord they God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13
Waldon Vernon Kurtz
January 7, 2019
A memory prompted me to look up Dr. Kurtz today and I'm saddened to hear of his passing. I'm 54 years old and Dr. Kurtz brought me into this world. He was our family doctor for about 20 years when he had his practice in Englewood and Littleton. I'm a genealogist by hobby and happened to run across the Kurtz name which brought forth a memory of Waldon.
I broke my wrist in the mid 70's and when I arrived at Dr. Kurtz office, he was wearing a cast of his own, on the same arm I had injured. He told us that I had one upped him though, I'd broken both my bones, he'd only broke one. My family has always had a good chuckle about that visit, still to this day in fact.
We've were all blessed to have known him. We'll miss you Dr Kurtz...
(photo below from Indiana Wesleyan University, 1949)