(nee Larsen) Passed away surrounded by her children on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 88. Loving wife of the late Ned Kurtz. Proud mother of Bruce (Ann) Kurtz, Dave (Patty) Kurtz, and Nancy (Tim) Hamm. Beloved grandmother of Katie (John) Kalmi, Bill (Megan) Kurtz, Alyssa Kurtz, Steven Kurtz, Danielle Kurtz, Margaret Hamm, Jack Hamm, and Lucy Hamm. Adoring great-grandma of Owen and Ellie Kalmi. She will also be missed by many other family members and friends.
Susan was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She went on to work as an Assistant Vice President at US Bank-Brookfield for many years.
Susan was involved in many organizations, clubs and various groups in her community. She was a founding member of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Susan was also on the board of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and was actively involved in Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin. Along with her husband, she was a long-time member of Brookfield Congregational Church. Susan enjoyed spending time with her many book clubs, bridge groups, Ned’s fraternity friends and her fellow AAUW members. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her and lived her life in service to others.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to The Cathedral Center, Inc. 845 North Van Buren Street, Milwaukee WI 53202 or to any organization that you had the opportunity to work together with Susan to support.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Brookfield Congregational Church, 16350 Gebhardt Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM. Masks will be required. Private burial to follow. Please see Krause Funeral Home website for a livestream of Susan’s service.