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Robert Kurtz

Robert Edwin Kurtz, 69, of Giddings, Texas and formerly of Aransas Pass, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home in Giddings.

Robert Edwin Kurtz was born on May 23, 1951 in Robstown, Texas to Wilhelm and Mary (Hunger) Kurtz. Robert served in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He retired from Evonik Degussa Corporation after 28 years. Robert enjoyed music, barbecuing, and working on wood building projects in his workshop.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Shirley Baker; and his twin brothers, Larry Kurtz & his wife, Mona and Gary Kurtz.

Robert is survived by his wife of 29 years, LeaAnne (Echols) Kurtz of Giddings; five children, Rob Kurtz & his wife, Lindy of O’Fallon, Illinois, Chris Kurtz & his wife, Christine of Cary, North Carolina, Becky Kurtz Goebel of Charlotte, North Carolina, Gary Wade Smith & his wife, Stephanie of Giddings, and Stephen Smith & his wife, Nikki of Wichita Falls; fifteen grandchildren; two brothers, Ronnie Kurtz & his wife, Pam, of Rockport and Arnold Kurtz & his wife, Norma, of Portland; one brother-in-law, Bobby Barker of Aransas Pass, and two aunts, Emily Frazier of Corpus Christi and Donna Kurtz of Floresville.

A memorial service and inurnment will be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Aransas Pass Progress


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Aransas Pass, TX 78336


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Aransas Pass, TX 78336


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