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Susan V. Kurt
(September 13, 1952 - September 23, 2013)

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Susan V. Kurt

Obituary announcement Dateline: Cascade

Susan V. Kurt, 61, of 824 5th Ave SW, Cascade, Iowa, died Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:05 a.m. at her home in Cascade, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Susan may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Services for Susan will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Garryowen, Iowa, with Rev. Msgr. Richard Funke Presiding. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, Iowa.

Susan was born September 13, 1952 in Cascade, Iowa, daughter of Henry “Harry” and Virginia (Davis) McLees. She received her education in the former St. Martin’s grade school and was a 1970 graduate of Aquin High School in Cascade. On November 18, 1972 she was united in marriage to Gary Kurt at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa.

Sue loved spending time with her family; she especially enjoyed her time with the grandchildren and the trips to Colorado. She enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and Alaska with her husband and her trips to Florida, especially the trip with Jamie’s family, the Kelchen’s, and her sister-in-law Jean. She spent time outdoors bicycling and walking. She liked dogs, horses, reading, and collected many horse and tree figurines.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Kurt of Cascade, IA; a son Jamie (Ana) Kurt a grandson Weiland and granddaughter, Isabelle all of Lakewood, CO; her mother, Virginia McLees of Cascade, IA; five siblings, Elona McLees of Cascade, IA, Bonnie McLees of Marion, IA, Ted (Sara) McLees of Davenport, IA, Tim (Maribeth) McLees of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Terry (Marsha) McLees of Madison, WI; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean (Gene) Conrad of Cascade, IA, Vernon Kurt of Woodstock, GA, David (Julie) Kurt of Cascade, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Henry “Harry” McLees; and her father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Bernadette Kurt.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at A special thank you to Sherry Kelchen, Hospice of Dubuque, especially her nurse Ann, Dr. Karl Thomas and Tom Recker at the University of Iowa Hospital, friends and family, especially to her son, Jamie for spending the past weeks at home helping care for his mom.


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