Robert H. Kuhrt, 93, of Tripoli, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli with Rev. Scott Duffus officiating. Interment will follow with military rites conducted by Brandenburg-Krueger Post #4013 V.F.W. of Tripoli at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, rural Tripoli. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12th at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be made in his name to Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli or Tripoli Nursing & Rehab.
Robert Henry, son of John and Mabel (Pries) Kuhrt was born January 12, 1925, in Tripoli. He was baptized February 8, 1925, and confirmed April 2, 1939, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli. Bob received his education in the Tripoli Schools, and graduated from Tripoli High School in 1942.. He married Irene Meier in 1949. The couple would later divorce. On May 28, 1977, he was united in marriage with Betty Destival Gaede at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli. Bob served in the United States Coast Guard from September of 1943, until being honorably discharged in February of 1946. He came back to Tripoli and opened a clothing and dry cleaning business with his brother. Later he sold his share to his brother, and in 1950, he opened an insurance agency. In 1954, Bob earned his real estate brokers license. In 1990, he sold his insurance business, but remained in real estate until his health no longer permitted and Richard and Joyce Harms took over his real estate business. Bob was a life time member of Grace Lutheran Church where he served on Church Council and was President twice, Tripoli V.F.W., American Legion, Tripoli Community Club, Tripoli Nursing Home Board of Directors and President for eighteen years, Bartels Nursing Home Board of Directors, School Board Secretary for thirty years, original Board Member of Maple Hills Country Club, and original Board Member of Tripoli Public Library. He enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Leech Lake in Minnesota, golfing, going to Chicago Cubs games, and going to Las Vegas with friends, He also enjoyed going on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Bob thoroughly enjoyed time spent with his family and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife, Betty of Denver; daughter, Teresa (Paul) Hunstiger of Eagle River, Alaska; step-children, Connie (Jerry) Lobeck of Denver, Michael (Dolores) Gaede of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and Linda (Danny) Drewis of Denver; grandchildren, Moriah Hunstiger of Fairbanks, Alaska, Rebekah Hunstiger of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ethan Hunstiger of Eagle River, Alaska; eleven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and four nephews, James, Jeffrey, Kent, and Kevin (Cathy) Kuhrt.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth; and sister-in-law, Rose Kuhrt.