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“hi...I was formerly Cathy Anderson. from seminary days. Just was sitting around due to the social isolation. I see Bob died over 3 years ago. So...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: CATHY JUNGENGERG - Oshkosh, WI

“Jeannie,Praying for God's presence and care for you and your family. Giving thanks for Bob's life, love and service. - Del and Lois Keeney ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Del Keeney - Mechanicsburg, PA

“Wally and I will always remember Bob's acts of love and kindness when we were at Bethany Seminary. He was truly a gentle giant. May God grant you a...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Wally and Bonnie Landes

“Pastor Bob will be sorely missed. I knew him from the diner, always welcoming with a warm smile and good conversation. My thought and prayers are...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Vickie Williams - Englewood, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to the Kurtz family.What a great man. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Marsha,Jonathan, and Jennifer Burke

“We are so sorry for your loss. What a great man. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Marsha ,Jonathan, and Jennifer Burke

“Dear Jeannie and family,We are so saddened to learn of Bob's passing. The two of you made our seminary experience both rich and fun. We love you...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Harry and Linda Parker - IL

“Pastor Bob was my mentor. I learned by watching him always have a smile, a kind word, and a listening ear even to his thorns in the flesh. His...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: jerry collins

“Pastor Bob was my mentor. I learned by watching him always have a smile,a good word and a listening ear, even to the thrones in his flesh. The...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jerry collins - Pleasant hill, OH

“Jeanne & family, We will never forget Pastor Bob. He was truly a man of God and lived his life to serve Him and others. I know that he is with his...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jim & Amy Davis - Friend

“Megan and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending Hugs and Love! ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Angela Cockrell - TROY, OH

“Pastor Bob gave so much to the church and to those who knew him. The Potsdam Church of the Brethren was our family's home church. He was a great...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: The Family of Roger Miller - OH

“Dear Jeannie and family, We were shocked to hear of Pastor Bob's passing. We have wonderful memories of our time in Potsdam ministering and the...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Pastor Vic and Barbara Reffey - IN

“Bob wil be sorely missed. He always had a smile and time to talk to anyone who needed a friend. He took the church outside the walls and spread the...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Tom and Rhondalyn Murray - Troy, OH

“Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Pastor Bob. May his family know that he is in Heaven serving God.He was one of a kind and we are so very...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Ruf - Lahra, OH - Neighbor

“My wonderful pastor and friend. Rest in peace my friend. Our loss is heaven's gain. Love to all the family. Cecilia ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Cecilia Tyler - Pitsburg, OH

“What a shock - Bob always was a very special person - lots of fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God's peace be with you. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Cindy Peel - Stow, OH

“Jeannie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's death. He was a special friend for many, many years. The kind of friend that no matter how much...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Rick Bissler - Kent, OH - Friend

“Sending hugs and prayers to all of you! He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed! ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Amanda Morris - Laura, OH

“I remember growing up listening to him at church Sundays and he would lead the youth group once in while during the week as well as all the funerals...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Shanda Lazzarine - Troy, OH


Rev. Robert "Bob" William Kurtz, Age 63, of Potsdam, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at his home. He was born February 13, 1953 and preceded in death by his parents Leonard William & Sarah Maxine (Starkey) Kurtz in Ravenna, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents. He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife Jeannie (Veon) Kurtz of 41 years; son Matthew (Talissha) Kurtz of Laura; daughters Miranda (Joshua) Rohwer of Potsdam and Megan (Brian) Ouellette of Troy; 6 grandsons Brian, Landen, Jesse, Jacob, Bentley and Beckham; sister Marilyn (Otto) Falkenberg of Mantua and brothers David (Peggy) Kurtz of Kent and James (Carol) Kurtz of Stow. Bob was the longtime pastor at Potsdam Church of the Brethren for 33 years, loved spending time with his grandkids, woodworking, going fishing, golfing, traveling and going to the Bulldog Diner. Pastor Bob faithfully served his church and many others in the community throughout his ministry at Potsdam. Pastor Bob was loved and will be missed by the entire community. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 25 at Potsdam Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Cross St, Potsdam, OH 45361 with Rev. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in Potsdam Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM on Friday, June 24 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Potsdam Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund. Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.

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