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Patricia Ann Kurtz

December 4, 1938 — August 6, 2023

Patricia A. Kurtz, 84, of Mitchell, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2023, at her home with her family by her side. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2023, at Holy Apostles’ Episcopal Church in Mitchell with Deacon Angela Jones and Jenny Hughson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery near Scottsbluff. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2023, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be directed to Holy Apostles’ Episcopal Church or the donor’s choice. The service will be livestreamed and recorded to Patty’s obituary page viewable at

Patty was born December 4, 1938, to Clarence “Pat” and Dorothy (Frame) Kennedy. She attended Mitchell Schools and graduated from Mitchell High School.

Patty married her high school sweetheart, Gilbert Kurtz, in 1957 at Holy Apostles’ Episcopal Church.  Four children were born to the union: Jerry, Laura, Annette, and Kathy.  She was a devoted wife and mother and will be remembered by her smile. While her kids were young, she was active at church as an organist, with the women’s guild, and in organizing the Community Concerts in the valley. As her children grew, she returned to her education and graduated from Chadron State College.

The family home was her haven, and Patty and Gilbert took great pride in caring for it. Christmas was always a special time with Patty and her family making cookies and hosting traditional celebrations. In her spare time, Patty enjoyed sewing, cooking, and relaxing with her cats.

Survivors include her children, Jerry Kurtz of Mitchell, Laura Kurtz of Gering, Annette (Mark) Knaub of Harrisburg and Kathy (Chad) Propp of Minatare; grandchildren, Joslyn (Dustin) Neuwirth of Sidney, Michael John Kurtz of Minatare, Kelsey (Josh) Loutzenhiser, Jacob (Ashley) Knaub, Kinsey (Tanner) Groves, and Jordan (Kaitlin) Knaub all of Harrisburg, and Dalton Propp of Minatare; great grandchildren, Kassie, Kambrie, and Jaxson Loutzenhiser, Trenton and Addison Knaub, Bexlie, Henry, and Ellie Groves and Colbie and Camden Knaub all of Harrisburg; sister, Barbara Frank of Cumming, Georgia; sister-in-laws, Cynthia (Robert) Brown of Wake, Virginia, and Kay Chatterton of Torrington, Wyoming; and her beloved cats, Smokey and Skipper.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert; granddaughter, Stevie Propp; brothers-in-law, Don Frank and Roger Kurtz; and mother and father-in-law, Arthur and Annie Kurtz.

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