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Oliver F. Kurth

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

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.

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