Burt John Kurtz, age 49, of Fairmount, ND, passed away suddenly at Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, MN on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Visitation will be on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am followed by his funeral service at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton. A livestream of his service will be available on the funeral home’s website. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, rural Fairmount. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.
Burt was born October 28, 1970 to Robert and Agnes (Stach) Kurtz in Breckenridge, MN and grew up in Fairmount, ND. He was the sixth of seven children. Burt attended Fairmount Public Schools, earning a GED from NDSCS in 2005 and a Bachelor’s in Architectural Drafting.
Burt met his soulmate in high school, and in 1991 he married Sally Kutter. To this union two children were born, Keasha in 1993 and Colby in 1999. His one and only granddaughter, Amara, was born to Keasha in 2018, and adored and worshipped her “PaPa.”
Burt enjoyed cooking, baking, grilling, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed spending time with his children and very special granddaughter.
He was an avid fisherman and loved Bison football. He enjoyed playing games with his family and friends. Burt was known to never be judgmental and liked everyone. He always saw the good side of people.
He had an extensive career in construction and agriculture having worked for Falk Drilling, the Meyer Farm, Leonard Noel, Tedrow Construction, and the Jeff Muehler Farm, as well as owning Eagle Ridge Construction.
Burt is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Agnes; and in-laws, Grace Ann and Loren Kutter. He is survived by his wife, Sally; daughter, Keasha; son, Colby and granddaughter, Amara. He is also survived by his step-father, AJ Kuntz; his six siblings; brothers, Richard Kurtz, Steve (special friend Sara Abel) Kurtz, Timothy (Sherri) Kurtz, Ken (Lisa) Kurtz, and Carl (Nicole) Kurtz; and sister Barbara (Brent Osborne) Kurtz, as well as numerous nieces, nephew and friends.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the family to help with expenses.