David Kurtz Obituary

David W. Kurtz
David W. Kurtz

August 14, 1982 - December 31, 2017
Born in Bend, OR
Resided in Bend, Oregon


David W. Kurtz was born in Bend, OR, August 14, 1982, to Susan Whitney Kurtz and Charles H. Kurtz. He was a member of the first Bend High School Nordic Ski team, coached by Ben Husby and Greg Strome. He skied for Western State College at Gunnison, CO. David returned to Bend in 2007, and joined the Nordic staff at Bend Endurance Academy. He assisted coach Gene Fitzsimmons with the Bend High School Nordic team for several years. During summers, he worked for Lay it Out Events, helping set up for festivals and laying out race courses.

David is remembered by his friends and employers as one who loved working with kids: They were quoted saying, "Amazing guy; so sweet"... "Best coach I ever had".

David was reported missing in early December. His body was found west of Shevlin Park, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He is survived by his mother Susan; father Charles (wife Barbara Mannenbach-Kurtz); sisters Ellen Sawo and Kathleen Irwin; and brother Michael Irwin.
David is preceded in death by his infant sister Katrina Kurtz and brother Adrian Irwin.

Rosary for David at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 120 S. Main St., Prineville, OR at 7 PM, Friday, January 19.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10:00AM, at The Historic Downtown St. Francis Catholic Church.
The celebration of life for David will begin at 12:00PM, at the First United Methodist Church (in the Fellowship Hall"), through the Staats street entrance.




St. Joseph Catholic Church
120 S. Main St
Prineville, OR 97754
Friday, January 19, 2018
7:00 PM
The Historic Downtown St.Francis Catholic Church
599 NW Lava Road
Bend, Oregon United States 97701
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 AM
Celebration of Life
Bend Church First United Methodist Church
680 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR 97703
Saturday, January 20, 2018
12:00 PM
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