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The Buffalo United Methodist Church, Buf
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
7:00 PM

Visitation Information

Reverend Delburn Delton Kurtz, age 87, of Buffalo, MN died at his residence on Friday, June 17, 2011. He was born on December 15, 1923 in Danube, Renville County, MN to Stephen Kurtz and Esther (Pfeifer) Kurtz. Delburn graduated from Danube High School in 1943 and served as a Pharmacist’s Mate, third class, in the U.S. Navy from 1945-46. He was married to Lorraine Schafer on November 1, 1946. He was licensed by the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Divinity from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illinois in 1954 and was ordained that same year.
Reverend Kurtz served churches in Tenny, Pipestone, Farmington and Paynesville, Minnesota. He was the District Superintendent of The United Methodist Churches in the southwest district of MN and Pastor Emeritus of Buffalo United Methodist Church. Reverend Kurtz volunteered to perform funerals for families wihtout a church home. He enjoyed woodworking, camping and restoring antique autos.

Delburn was preceded in death by his parents, brother Elgin Kurtz and daughter Linda Legare. He is survived by his children; Donna Padelford of Farmington, MN, Faye Clay of Lakeville, MN, Dean Kurtz of Watertown, WI and Neal Kurtz of Minneapolis; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Reverend Delburn Kurtz will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 21 at The Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 2:00 PM until the time of service. Interment will take place on Wednesday at Olivia Cemetery in Olivia, MN at 11:00 AM.

The Peterson Chapel is proud to be serving the family.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Mardin

    I am so very sorry.

  2. Dianne McLain

    We will always remember Pastor Del as a very kind man and true gentleman. What a blessing he has been to our Buffalo United Methodist Church and the community, as well. Sending warm thoughts to his family.

  3. Debra and Laurence Cranwell

    On this day and in the days ahead, may the love of those around you help lift the sorrow from your heart. Words cannot adequately express the deep and heartfelt sympathy this message brings to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Joyce Betzold Swedin

    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


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