Ordering flowers from our site ensures that your order will reach us or the family in a timely manner, and your gesture of support will remain acknowledged in the Book of Memories for future generations. We only work with local florists so we can maintain the sense of urgency and quality of your selections. We thank you for helping to support the family during their time of need, and will fondly remember your kind gesture.
We're sorry but the candle you have selected is currenty in the process of being purchased or has just recently been purchased.
Please feel free to select another candle or check back in 15 minutes to see if the candle you have selected has been released for purchase.
We're sorry but there are no candles available for lighting.
You have already begun a candle purchase session. If you would like to continue with your current candle choice please click "Continue" otherwise please click "Select Another".
In Memory of
1943 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.
The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.
Helmut William (‘Bud’) Kurtz, Jr., 74, of Greeley, CO passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at North Colorado Medical Center.
He was born on July 10, 1943 and raised in Windsor to Helmut HW Kurtz, Sr. and Esther (Miller) Kurtz. He graduated from Loveland High School with academic honors and attended University of Colorado where he majored in Aeronautical Engineering. Bud enjoyed the Colorado climate and remained a lifelong resident of Northern Colorado. Bud was the maintenance and grounds supervisor for the Johnstown School District before retirement and worked with the City of Greeley maintaining parks after retirement.
Bud enjoyed fishing, camping, occasional gambling and telling stories. He had a joyous laugh and he thoroughly enjoyed being around family and friends. He loved his grandchildren. This was evident at Christmas time when he played Santa Claus and donned a white beard and long hair. Bud was a true problem solver; there was nothing he couldn’t fix or leave in a better state than he found it. He also had a passion for his cars, a Cadillac to name just one.
A true patriot, Bud served his country, from 1967 to 1970 in the Army Reserves and was a member of the Johnstown VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Donna Kurtz; children, Terri Kurtz, Jillyn Johnson, Jessica Hacker, Lydia Cromwell, Marianne Ma’ae, Alice Chess, and Dr. Margherita Vaulte; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sisters, Lynda Kaser and Mayo Honstein and many other extended family and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at St. Peter Catholic Church at 915 12th Street in Greeley, CO. Friends and family are welcome to gather at Luther Park, 2200 10th Street, after the service.
Arrangements made by Northern Colorado Crematoria. To leave condolences for Bud’s family, please visit www.ncccremation.com
This Book of Memories brings those affected by loss together by encouraging communication and self-expression. By giving friends and family a special place to tell their stories and express their feelings of loss, it helps them care for one another during a very difficult time. Click on any of the links to the right to access features or information within this memorial website.