Louella Lou “Lulu” Kurtz
Jan. 21, 1984 – Jan. 25, 2021
BLUE RAPIDS — Louella Lou “Lulu” Kurtz, Blue Rapids, died at her home on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. She was 37.
Lulu was born Jan. 21, 1984, in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of Larry L. and Frances “Carol” (Yungeberg) Kurtz. She graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School, Carbondale, in 2002. Lulu worked as a customer service specialist for The Wearhouse Thrift Store, in Waterville. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Blue Rapids, Twin Valley Job Club and Coffee Buddies Coffee Club.
Be Happy:) Lou lived by that every day. She never met a stranger and those who knew her were touched by her. Her smile would light up a room and her giggle was infectious. She loved her family, Kanani her American Girl, her friends, her pets and everyone else’s, FROZEN especially Elsa, KU and Michael Jackson. Downtown Waterville looked forward to Lulu singing and dancing her way up and down Commercial Street. She will always be our ray of sunshine.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry and biological mother, Maselina Kurtz.
She is survived by her mother, Carol; a brother, Lawrence (Kinlan) Kurtz, San Diego, Calif.; five sisters, Dawna (Paul) Kalogris, Chicago, Ill., Ruthie (Michael) Kurtz-Bosley, Manhattan, Amanda Heidebrecht, Topeka, Agnes “Eki” (David) Casillas, San Diego, Calif., and Stacey (Jason) Whiting, Waterville, as well as many other extended family and friends.
Viewing is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 with visitation 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Terry-Christie Funeral Home, Waterville.
The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Blue Rapids, with Father Greg Doll officiating. David Merz will sing, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and Kim Oatney will sing “Let It Go” and “Dancing In The Sky”
Casket bearers are James Lutau, Daniel Lutau, Tony Yungeberg, Kris Beckley, Jackson O’Toole and Tanner Whiting. Honorary Bearers are Maddox O’Toole, Bryon Nemechek, Trayton Claycamp, Kadin Claycamp, Tim Claycamp, Preston Zvolanek and Braden Vandevord. Burial will follow the service at 2:30 p.m. at Scranton Cemetery, Scranton. “We Are The World” will be played following the graveside service.
Due to COVID and the size of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, seating will be limited inside the church. However, the service will be available live on the funeral home’s Facebook page shortly before the start of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or Twin Valley Developmental Services, and sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home, P.O. Box 61, Waterville, KS 66548.
Condolences may be expressed at www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com.