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Paul Francis Kurtz, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. He was born on Aug. 7, 1930, at Lawrence, Kan., the son of Roy and Bessie Burnell Kurtz.

He graduated from Eudora High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Paul married Lydia Jo New on Aug. 6, 1955, at Lawrence, Kan. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1996.

He was a member of the Hesper Community Church and the American Legion. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing. The Royals, Chiefs and KU basketball were his teams.

Also preceding him in death were, a daughter, Brenda Stevens; two brothers, LeRoy and Oliver Kurtz; and two sisters, Norma Stanley and Eva Kurtz.

Paul is survived by a daughter, Marsha Brown and husband Morgan; a sister, Geneveve Luther; five grandchildren, Tyler Brown and wife Amanda, Ryan Brown and wife Shelby, Jennifer Shaw, Crystal Stevens and Gina Faulkner; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial was in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart or American Lung Association. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel.

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