ASHTON – Oliver F. Kurth, 87, of Ashton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home. He was a lifelong farmer.
Oliver was born June 29, 1925, in Ashton, the son of Fred and Minnie (Mall) Kurth. He was a veteran of World War II in the 9th Air Force, serving from 1943 to 1945 in England, France and Germany. Oliver married Geraldine Brackman on Feb. 18, 1956. He was a member of Franklin Grove Historical Society and Ashton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, and son, Kevin Kurth, both of Ashton; and daughter, Jill Kurth of Rockford. He also was an uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph; and sister, Alice Greenfield.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ashton Cemetery, with the Rev. Sang Hun Han, pastor of Ashton United Methodist Church, officiating. Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Ashton United Methodist Church.
Visit www.coulon-lyonsfamilyfh.com to send condolences.