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Gloria G. Kuhrts

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Gloria G. Kuhrts, age 88, of Alta, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the St. John Lutheran Church of Alta with the Rev. John H. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery of Alta.

Gloria Genevieve Kuhrts was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Cherokee, to Milo G. and Helen E. (Warburton) Clow. She was baptized and confirmed on Aug. 18, 1946 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. She attended Cherokee County Rural schools graduating from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1941. She taught school for four years in rural Cherokee before marrying Earl Henry Kuhrts on Oct. 2, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.

They farmed west of Holstein before moving to the Hanover Community in 1951. Taking care of her family was her life. She was very active in the church and community, was a member of Ladies Aid, a 4-H leader and in the PTA.

Gloria and Earl retired from farming in 1983 and then moved into Alta. Earl passed away on April 29, 2001. Gloria stayed in her home until April, 2010 when she moved into Wel-Life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Earl.

Survivors include her children, Larry (Linda) Kuhrts of Alta, Roger (Sally) Kuhrts of Galva, Joan (Rick) Saathoff of Canton, S.D.; grandchildren, Angela (Arnold) Tillman of New Boston, N.H., Lynn (Scott) Bouska of Laurens, Becky (Jesse) Coudron of Brookings, S.D., Beth (fiancée Mark Poss) Saathoff of Sioux Falls, S.D.; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Hoffard, Brooke Bouska and Jacob Coudron; a brother, Edwin "Bud" (Dorothy) Clow of Cherokee; and many nieces and nephews.

On-line condolences can be made at www.nicklasdjensenfh.com