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Mildred Kurt

October 18, 1920 — November 11, 2022

Mildred M. Renick Kurt, age 102, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2022 at Nightingale Nursing Home in Erie, PA. She was born in Bentleyville, PA on October 18, 1920, a daughter of the late Stephen and Amelia (Havlas) Renick.

Millie was a dedicated homemaker and wife to Eugene (Gene), a mother of 5 children and a member of St. James RC Church. Her life’s joy was centered around her family and the pride she had on watching it grow. She grew up on a small dairy farm in Mosiertown, PA with her parents and 8 siblings. In 1942 she married the Love of Her Life, Gene in Biloxi Mississippi where he was stationed in the Army Air Force, then later moved to Erie. Although she lived in Erie until her death, Millie and her family spent the majority of their weekends and most of the summer months on the farm providing support and care to her parents until their deaths in 1976 and 1978. During the last several years of her parent’s life Millie and her siblings became caretakers of their parents. The year 1970 brought the birth of twin granddaughters beginning the next two generations of 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. We know she’s in heaven now, but being around her grandchildren felt like “heaven” to her. Between 1978 and 2014 she would travel to New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Missouri and Texas to spend time with her Children and Grandchildren. Her life was never glamorous but always rewarding. Millie was one the most loving and caring people you could ever meet. Her husband Gene passed away in 2006. From 2006 until 2016 she continued to live in her own home. BTW her home was always immaculate. She was an amazing cook and awesome baker. Her specialties were breaded pork chops, blueberry muffins and banana bread amongst others. These goodies were always available to family, friends and neighbors. In fact during her last couple years at home, her next door neighbors were 3 college boys. To their joy and appreciation, she would often leave care packages of these goodies for them on her back porch. Sadly her remaining 6 years required health care support.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband of 63 years Eugene (Gene) Kurt, son Gene Kurt, son-in-law William Bretz, along with her 8 siblings Francis, Louise, Irene, Steve, Sally, George, Janet, Johnny, their respective spouses (with the exception of Shirley), her husbands brothers, sisters and spouses and several nieces and nephews.

Her surviving Family include: daughter-in-law Judy (wife of Gene Kurt of Erie), daughter Linda Bretz of Raleigh, NC , son Bob Kurt (Linda) of Erie, Rick Kurt (Debra) of St Louis, MO and Greg Kurt (Remona) of Forney, TX. Millie had 13 grandchildren plus (spouses) Cindy, Cathy (Bob), Christy, Deana (Scott), Lauren (Matt), Bryan (Tracy), Jennifer (Reem), Joe, Dawn (John), Erin, Ashleigh (Phillip), Nicole and Daniel. She was also blessed with 20 great-grandchildren, Cassie, Richie (Ariel), Eric, Carman, Jacob, Kayla, Lexie, Abigail, Madelyn, Jack, Nathan, Addyson, Joe, Greyson, Jonathan, Sydney, Ayla, Haylee, Kadence and Tyra (due in 2023) and Nieces and Nephews too numerous to count.

Family and Friends may call at Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Wintergreen, 2532 Norcross Road, on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm and on Monday, November 21st, 2022 from 9:30 am until the time of prayer service there at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 2635 Buffalo Rd. Erie, PA. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Our Family would like to Thank all of the staff, especially the 2nd floor unit both past and present) at the Nightingale Nursing Home (formerly St. Mary’s East). Very special Appreciation and Love to Peggy, Nurse Debbie and Diane who were with Millie since the day she entered the home in June 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St James Roman Catholic Church, 2635 Buffalo Rd. Erie, PA 16510, Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or Nightingale Nursing and Rehab Center, 607 E 26th St. Erie, PA 16504.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

9:30 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Wintergreen

2532 Norcross Road, Erie, PA 16510

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. James Roman Catholic Church

2635 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA 16510

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