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“My deepest prayers goes out to the family of Ms.K. Wonderful woman and great teacher.. So many great memories I shared. ”
1 of 45 | Posted by: Brianna P - MI

“I will never have another friend like Monica. She was there at so many critical moments of my life. So many of my memories involve her. I know that...Read More »
2 of 45 | Posted by: Sharon Lindow - Sarasota, FL

“I was truly blessed to have known Monica first as my teacher, coach, mentor and later on as friend. I have many fond memories of SL HS because of...Read More »
3 of 45 | Posted by: Mary Hughes - Roseville, MI

“In deepest sympathy to the family of Monica. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. There are so many good memories of Monica that I hope that...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Debbie OHara - St. Clair Shores, MI

“To My Dear friend Kathy and all of the Kurtinaitis family may God Bless and comfort you as you mourn the loss of your Dear sister, Monica. ”
5 of 45 | Posted by: Camille McClure - Belleville, MI

“To all of the Kurtinaitis family I send you my thoughts and prayers during this time of what may seem unbearable sorrow for the loss of Monica. I...Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Dottie Schultz - Sun Lakes, AZ

“Two years ago I was in town and met Monica for breakfast at the Pancake House. She seemed so happy and alive. Yet fears of more dreaded tumors,...Read More »
7 of 45 | Posted by: Marie Johnson (Schultz) - AZ

“My heart goes out to Margaret and all the family at this sad time. She was dear to many and an inspiration to her students. My prayers go to all as...Read More »
8 of 45 | Posted by: Margaret Mary Leusch - Idyllwild, CA

“Distance separated us over the years and our getting together never seemed to happen, but I have nothing but fond and fabulous memories of our times...Read More »
9 of 45 | Posted by: Carolyn Ganz Golemo - Brooklyn, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Monica's family and friends. I haven't seen Monica in many years but have fond memories and was saddened by the news...Read More »
10 of 45 | Posted by: Coreen Rossi - CANTON, MI

“Dear Margaret and John.. Danny and I are very sorry for your loss. I know Monica meant the world to you both. May God be with you at this time of...Read More »
11 of 45 | Posted by: Laur a Hodgins - Linden, MI

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Monica. She was a great woman with a dynamic personality. Even though it is has been years since I have seen her...Read More »
12 of 45 | Posted by: Lorraine Reuther - Santa Rosa, CA

“I was a classmate of Monica's. Her sister, Margaret, was my best friend. I will keep you both in my prayers and may God's loving arms surround and...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Mary (Stinson) McNabb - MARION, IN

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Monica's death. We go back to 1966 in Monroe, where she created many happy memories for us. Although I had not...Read More »
14 of 45 | Posted by: Moni McIntyre - Pittsburgh, PA

“Sending my thought and prayers to the family at this time. Ms. K was a great teacher and I was honored to have her as a teacher though out elementary...Read More »
15 of 45 | Posted by: Jeanne Spaunburg - Roseville, MI

“What an influential woman! As a coach, mentor and friend she has always encouraged the best whether on the court, on the field, in the classroom, or...Read More »
16 of 45 | Posted by: Julia (Froehlin) Jackson - FL

“I couldn't call her Monica...had too much respect for Ms. Kurtinaitis. Great teacher, even better person. Rest in peace. ”
17 of 45 | Posted by: Janice Thomas - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Very surprised and saddened by this news. We were great friends in high school. So many memories. Drifted apart over the years, but I have never...Read More »
18 of 45 | Posted by: Sue (Ruthig) Schroeder - MI

“My heart is heavy as I heard that Monica had passed. I was very fortunate to meet and help care for Monica. I always enjoyed chatting with her. It...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: Jennifer Paluch - Macomb, MI

“Having trouble getting my mind around this loss. We shared high school,basketball, and pondered all the big questions of life from the swings and...Read More »
20 of 45 | Posted by: Paulette Zaryczny - Clleveland, OH

“You were a most amazing woman and fantastic teacher. You challenged your students and that is why they respected you. Always straight forward and...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: Judy Sand - MI

“Miss Kurtinaitis was the best teacher I ever had the honor of teaching me throughout my entire life; elementary, middle, high school and even college...Read More »
22 of 45 | Posted by: Sienna (Lyle) - sterling heights, MI

“Rest in peace, enjoyed you as a teacher will never forget you. ”
23 of 45 | Posted by: Teri (Allard)Nieto - Warren, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Kurtinaitis family at this time. Ms. Kurtinaitis was an amazing teacher who taught me about more than what the...Read More »
24 of 45 | Posted by: Marti Raymus - St. Clair Shores, MI

“Fond memories of you from High School...so long ago but not forgotten. You are in my prayers. ”
25 of 45 | Posted by: Susan Zielinski - MI

“this amazing women helped me become the man I am today ! She never gave up on me or anyone that ever needed help. She will be missed immensely. This...Read More »
26 of 45 | Posted by: Christopher trudell - MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Miss K's family and friends. She was a wonderful teacher. I am honored to have been one of her students. God bless...Read More »
27 of 45 | Posted by: Amy Conniff (Carpenter) - MI

“Wow I remember the impact ms k had on my life she was the first person to challenge me to make my self think that I was better than I was an at that...Read More »
28 of 45 | Posted by: Dave Ertzbischoff - MI

“My prayers with the family. I will never forget her. She was a nice person and good teacher. ”
29 of 45 | Posted by: vanessa - saint clair shores, MI

“I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of this wonderful lady. I'm glad I had the opportunity to be her student. My thoughts are with her family. ”
30 of 45 | Posted by: Rebecca Pattison - MI

“Hearing about Monica's passing makes me so sad. She was such a lovely lady. I was very fortunate to meet and get to know her. I wish it had been...Read More »
31 of 45 | Posted by: Teresa Grady Eovaldi - Macomb, MI

“Wow..My heart is heavy. Life has a way of taking us all in different directions, but I can say that even though it's been 25 years or so since I...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: LIANA CRISCUOLO - Seattle, WA

“My coach, mentor, and friend. This beautiful woman was such an influence on my life on so many "playing fields". Monica was always there to give me...Read More »
33 of 45 | Posted by: Donna Donnelly - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Was by far my favorite teacher. I wasn't always the best behaved kid and Miss Kurtinaitas would regularly put me in my place. Her strict but fair...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Brad Connell - White Lake, MI

“She was an amazing teacher and will be greatly missed RIP ”
35 of 45 | Posted by: Erin Huntsman (Naden) - MI

“R.I.p Mrs.kurtinaitis.you Will forever be in my prayers. Lots of prayers to the family.. She was one of the best teachers I've ever had. ”
36 of 45 | Posted by: jaime - eastpointe, MI

“My heart is heavy for the family of mrs. Kurtinaitis. From the day i met her in health class my freshmen year i knew i would never forget her.She was...Read More »
37 of 45 | Posted by: kristina gallagher - roseville, MI

“So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and healing prayers <3 One of my favorite teachers. She will be missed. ”
38 of 45 | Posted by: Amber Charrette - MI

“As a teacher/person she was always blunt and to the point, and that was one of the big reasons why I respected her. Take care ms. Kurtinaitis. ”
39 of 45 | Posted by: Matt Kenzie - Saint Clair Shores, MI

“Miss Kurtinaitis Was a wonderful teacher and lady. She will be missed. May God be with with your family during this time ”
40 of 45 | Posted by: James Wrubel - Elk River, MN

“Ms. K was one of my favorite teachers. She will be sorely missed. She touched many of lives while at South Lake. I will always remember her fondly. ”
41 of 45 | Posted by: Keri Kleiner (formerly Awe) - MI

“May you rest in peace Aunt Monica , Love you , Love marty ”
42 of 45 | Posted by: Martin Hathcock - Las Vegas, NV

“Mrs Kurtinaitis was an amazing teacher. I had the pleasure of being her student at Elmwood, then the next year at the middle school and two years...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: Alyssa (DiFilippo) Bault - OH

“I'm very sorry for your loss. She was a great woman to know and it was a pleasure to have been taught by her. ”
44 of 45 | Posted by: Emily Leach

“I am very sorry for your loss. May god bless you all. Monica was a great teacher and a great role model to many of her students. ”
45 of 45 | Posted by: Dianne Hansen - MI


Monica L. Kurtinaitis, age 67 of Warren, passed away March 31, 2015. She was born in Wayne County on November 8, 1947; the daughter of Adam and Agnes Kurtinaitis. Monica was an avid golfer and longtime and dedicated teacher and coach for South Lake School District for 30+ years. Dear sister of Margaret Voorhess of Howell, Kathleen (Dale) Warsow of Wayne, Christie Kurtinaitis of Ypsilanti, Lisa Kurtinaitis of Westland and Adam Kurtinaitis of Ann Arbor. She is also survived by 5 cherished nephews, one great-nephew, two great-nieces and many loving friends. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 9th from 1:00pm until 8:00pm with a Rosary 7:15pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13-1/2 Mile), Warren. A memorial mass will take place on Friday, April 10th at 11:00am at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 E. 14 Mile, Sterling Heights.

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