Lorraine Kurth

January 10, 2019

obit lorraine kurthMay 28, 1922 – Dec. 28, 2018

Lorraine Kurth, age 96 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Silver Creek Hospice in Maple Grove. Funeral ser­vice was 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at United Methodist Church in Hendricks with visitation held prior to the service at the church from 12:30-2 p.m. Burial was at the Hendricks City Cem­etery. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Hen­dricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Lorraine Elizabethann Ista was born May 28, 1922 in Walcott, North Dakota to LeRoy and Maude (Hancock) Ista. She grew up in the Colfax, North Dakota area. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1939 and attended Moorhead State Teachers College in Moor­head. She married John Kniess and later divorced. She then married Glenn Eugene Kurth on Aug. 7, 1953 at Zion EUB church in Colfax, North Dakota. They moved to Hendricks in 1953. Lorraine was an amazing artist, house­wife, jeweler, gardener, mother and teacher. Her artwork included rose­maling, china painting, oil painting, acrylic, water­colors, making porcelain dolls, stained glass, wood­working, crocheting, knit­ting, copper enameling, sewing and, last but not least, quilt making. Lor­raine was a humanitarian and loved to keep those around her, especially her grandchildren, filled with happiness and tran­quility. She was a strong, humble woman who is and always will be an idol and an inspiration. Some of her life accomplish­ments were pursuing an education until she was a proud 88 years of age, working at UMCOR ev­ery winter, helping those around her and giving her family a strong start. Lor­raine lived in Hendricks until March 2014, when she moved to Heritage Lane in Marshall, where she lived until June 2017. She spent the remainder of her life at SilverCreek on Main in Maple Grove. Lorraine died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Silver Creek on Main Memory Care in Maple Grove.
She is survived by her six children— Patricia Carlson of Rochester, Eu­gene Scott (Marie) Kniess of Port Orchard, Wash­ington, Glenda Vizecky of Cottonwood, Debra (Neal) Homan of Labolt, South Dakota, Tami (Tom) Cooper of Maple Grove, and John (Renee) Kurth of North Richland Hills, Texas; her sister Marge Crowell of Napa, Califor­nia, as well as sister-in-law Lorraine Ista of Fargo, North Dakota, and her many nieces and neph­ews; her grandchildren— Jill (David) Chao, Jennifer (John Adkins) Christens­en, Catherine (Case) Un­fried, Gordon (Stephanie) Vizecky, Michelle Kirk­land, Mark Vizecky, Quint (Erin) Homan, Clint Ho­man, Michael (Kelsey) Cooper, Rachel Cooper, David (Brittany) Kurth, and Matthew Kurth; her great-grandchildren— Abraham Wangnoo, Mary Claire Chao, Sara (Matt Menzenski) Chao, Tahira (Royce) Farmer, Zendaya Adkins, Zachary Vizecky, Gage Vizecky, Autumn Kirkland, Evan Kirkland, Andrew Vizecky, Reid Vizecky, Czarina Unfried, Carson Unfried, Remi Ho­man, and Callie Kurth; and lastly, her great-great-grandchild Mason Wangnoo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glenn; brothers LeRoy, Adolph (Vonnie), John and Allen (DeAnn); sister Beverly (Richard) Trimble; brothers-in-law Richard LaPlat and John Crowell; sisters-in-law Raychel Christianson, and Clarysse (Ronald) Ather­ton; nephew LeRoy Ista; son-in-law Thomas Carl­son; and grandson-in-law David Kirkland.