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of Buffalo, MN

September 17, 1995 – April  2, 2024

Celebration of Life

Friday, April 19, 2024

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

B’s on the River, 1455 County Road 27, Watertown, MN

Kurt Alexander Klitzke, age 28 of Buffalo, MN passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2024.

Kurt graduated from Watertown Mayer High School in 2014. While in high school he was active in football, basketball and baseball.  Kurt went on to receive his bachelor degree in corporate finance from Minnesota State University – Mankato, MN and graduated in 2018.  For the past five years Kurt has worked for the Huntington Bank in Minneapolis, MN as a lead dispute specialist.

Kurt had many hobbies and interests.  He loved to fish at Oak Lake with his friend Michael Herd and always loved to catch the “big ones”.  He looked forward to his annual winter fishing trip with his friends up to Arnesen’s on Lake of the Woods.  Kurt had just returned from fishing trip in Canada with friends where he enjoyed catching his limit on walleyes every day.  Kurt was a big hunter, he loved to bow & gun hunt for deer every fall.  Kurt enjoyed watching sports, especially football and basketball.  For the college basketball season he was a March madness fanatic and followed every game.  He also enjoyed UFC fighting and even flew to Las Vegas and Vancouver to watch in person.

The best part of the year for Kurt was when Winstock was in town.  He loved planning everything and would spend every day/evening at the campground with family and friends.

Kurt loved his family and looked forward to the annual family vacations at a cabin every summer.  He loved spending time with family, playing games, holidays or just sitting around the fire pit enjoying a beer and visiting.

Kurt will always be remembered for his humor, quick wit, impersonations and quotes from many movies and television shows.  He was the best person and could get anyone to smile or laugh in any situation.  He had the biggest heart and was a loyal friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Zabel and uncle, Tim Zabel

Kurt is survived by his parents, Kellie & Mike Wright of Montrose, MN and Scott Klitzke of Watertown, MN; sisters, Samantha (Trent) Pfeffer of New Prague, MN and Kirstin (special friend, Zach Hruby) Klitzke of Plymouth, MN; niece, Raelyn Pfeffer; nephew, Kye Pfeffer; grandparents, Nancy Zabel of Howard Lake, MN and Milan & Kathy Klitzke of Aitkin, MN; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins; Kurt’s closest friends Michael Herd, Lexy Heldt, Matt Pysick and Cameron Killian.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Alex Arndt

    Sorry for you loss

  2. Shannon Ebsen

    There are no words to express the sadness I feel, Kurt was a wonderful person and I enjoyed hearing about all of his fishing and hunting trips. He really loved spending time with his family and friends. Work will not be the same without him.

  3. Lindsay Krause

    So sorry for your loss. Layla and I love you all. Please let me know if you need anything. Sending love and prayers


    Kurt’s Family – If you only knew how much he was loved and admired by all of his teammates at Huntington. He was an incredible Team Leader. His Columbus Ohio friends miss him so much and hope you find comfort in knowing he was an amazing man, friend and associate. Deepest sympathy.

  5. Katrin Sleep

    I am a Huntington colleague. I was not on Kurt’s team but he was someone I worked with frequently and he was a wonderful partner. Kurt was honestly one of my favorite colleagues as he was always helpful and friendly. His kind presence will be missed. My deepest sympathies.

  6. Callie Ellis

    Kurt was a wonderful person to work with. He always had a positive attitude, kind, and cared about the work we did and how to make it better for his team. He was a great person and will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathies for all who knew him.

  7. Dawn Detmer

    My deepest sympathies to all of you. Kurt’s kindness was felt by all of us, his Huntington Colleagues. He went out of his way to help others – always with patience and that ever present smile.

  8. Amy Sauter

    So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies to all of you.


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