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John E. Kurzhal

Born: Mon., Sep. 21, 1931
Died: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Location: Sumption Prairie Cemetery

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  John E. Kurzhal, 88, of South Bend passed away on Tuesday, January 7th, in Franciscan Health Hospital in Michigan City, IN, unexpectedly.

  John was born on September 21, 1931 in South Bend to the late Harry and Gladys Mae (Lowery) Kurzhal.

  On June 4th, 1949 in North Liberty, IN John married Glorida (Worthington) Kurzhal. John is survived by his daughters, Kay (Jack) Lambert of North Liberty, Peggy (Leo) Shafer of South Bend and son, John (Linda) Kurzhal of Mishawaka along with five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandsons and one great-great-granddaughter. Also surviving are his sisters, Linda Bruington of Marcellus, MI, Judy Smoroske of South Bend, IN, brothers, Bill Kurzhal of North Liberty and Tom Kurzhal of South Bend. John was preceded in death by his wife, Glorida, grandson, Dennis John Kurzhal, sisters and brother: Diane Johns, Pat Myzak and Harry Kurzhal.

  John retired from Torrington and then from construction.  He truly enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, enjoyed traveling and spent many years wintering in Avon Park, FL and remodeling his homes and doing woodworking of all sorts, loved making things he could give away to Brighten someone’s day! John never knew a stranger, touched a lot of hearts and will be dearly missed, but never forgotten!

  On Monday, January 13th, 11:00 A.M. at Sumption Prairie Cemetery in South Bend, there will be a Family and Friends graveside service, officiating Scott Taylor.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Johns name to Hospice of St. Joseph County, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

  The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” handled arrangement, services and express our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to John’s family.

  Online condolences may be sent to: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com


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Gregg & Dorothy Dabrowiak
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
Sorry for your loss.

Marcia Brunt
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
I was so heartbroken to here the news...my love, hugs and prayers are with Peg, Kay John and your families... John was such a sweet--sweet man and such a joy. I so much enjoyed my recent visits with him and will forever cherish all the memories...Marcia

Sandy (Kurzhal) Holderread
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
So sorry for another loss in your dear family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Kevin Lynch
   Posted Sat January 11, 2020
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Ken Huggett
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
I started at Torrington right out of high school and didn't know anyone and John went out of his way to befriend me. A kindness never forgotten. We got to know each other and I enjoyed his humor. My sympathy.

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