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Helen L. Kurtz

July 5, 1920 — April 12, 2020

Helen L. Kurtz 99 of Peru. Died April 12, 2020, in Manor Court of Peru. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday July 25 at St Valentine Church. Monsignor Soseman will officiate. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no visitation.Covid-19 precautions will be followed. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at St Valentine Cemetery. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Helen was born July 5, 1920, in La Salle to Arthur and Mary (Derix) Stein. She married Joseph J. Kurtz on September 7, 1940, at St Patrick Church La Salle. Helen worked at Westclox up till her retirement. She was a member of St Valentine Church. Helen enjoyed bowling in local leagues and golfing. Helen is survived by her son Joseph (Margaret) Kurtz of Peoria, 4 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, Daughter in law Patricia Kurtz of La Salle, several nieces and nephews and her extended family, her neighbors Bill and (Terry) Terry Family. Helen was preceded in death by her husband in 2004, her son Jim in 2006,3 sisters Gert Marple, Jackie Ratkiewicz, and Melva Rossman. Memorials may be directed to St Valentine Church or St Bede Academy.
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