Grand Haven Tribune: Earl Edward Kurtz

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Earl Edward Kurtz

• Mar 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Earl Edward Kurtz, age 84, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2019, at Ely Manor in Allegan Township, Michigan. He was born March 14, 1934, in Otsego County, Michigan, to Robert and Florentina (Boelke) Kurtz.

Earl worked as a machine operator for National Products in Grand Haven until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, and loved fixing anything from his truck to his riding lawnmower.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Marie (Daniel) Haak of Grand Haven; three grandchildren: Timothy “T.J.” Blatt, Joshua Blatt and Kristen (Joe) Klooster; great-grandchild, Theodore Klooster; and his brother, Louis (Helena) Kurtz of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Ralston; and four brothers: Robert, Richard, Gene and LeRoy Kurtz.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (today), at Lakeshore Cemetery. Arrangements by Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services – The VanZantwick Chapel. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at

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