STERLING – Kurt H. Granzow, 89, of Sterling, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Kurt was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Sterling, the son of Max and Ella (Kleinow) Granzow. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific area for 3 years. He married Audrey M. Cassens on April 27, 1947, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2011.
Kurt was a member of Sterling American Legion Post 296. He was employed at Frantz Manufacturing Co. and Northwestern Steel & Wire Co., before retiring from Lawrence Brothers as chief engineer for 30 years. Kurt was an avid bowler in the Sterling-Rock Falls area and was a charter member of the Sterling-Rock Falls Bowling Association Hall of Fame, being inducted Jan. 17, 1976. He was a charter member of the local barbershop association. Kurt also was a great fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls.
Survivors include three sons, David Granzow of Tok, Alaska, Mark Granzow of Fort Myers, Florida, and Tim (Ronda) Granzow of Sterling; four granddaughters, Stacy (Mark) Wolfmeyer of Washington, Ill., Kelly and Amber Granzow, both of Sterling and Melinda Ryba of Chicago; two great-granddaughters, Lauren Wolfmeyer and Rachael Wolfmeyer; one great-grandson, Jacob Wolfmeyer; and special friends, Dick (Dawn) Ryba of Sterling.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Leo Patterson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
A memorial has been established.
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