Lora M. Kurtz

August 17, 1939 - December 30, 2020

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Saturday, January 02, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, January 02, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Lora M. Kurtz, 81, of Rome City died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8 a.m. in her residence.

She was born August 17, 1939 in Knott County, Kentucky to Lawrence and Edna (Sparkman) Wallen.

On Good Friday, March 28, 1986 in Nevada Mills she married the love of her life, Larry Kurtz. He survives in Rome City.

Mrs. Kurtz retired from No-Sag in Kendallville. After retirement Lora and Larry owned and operated L&T Greenhouses.

Lora was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a hard worker and loved being outside, tending to her flowers, plants, and sweet corn. She also enjoyed watching her grandkids in their sporting events.

Also surviving are two daughters, Angela Easterday of Avilla, and Jackie (Mark) Feller of LaGrange; five sons, William (Julie) Yates of Kendallville, Barrett Yates of Kelso, Washington, Phillip (Jodi) Yates of Shipshewana, Gradis (Regina) Yates of Auburn, and Timothy (Tracy) Yates of Kendallville; two stepdaughters, Cathy (Perry) Allen of Orland and Karen (Joe) Kugler of South Milford; two stepsons Chris (Lori) Kurtz of Orland and Scott (Terri) Kurtz Orland, a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; a sister, Wanda Pierson of Kendallville; two brothers, Ronnie (Shirley) Wallen of Kendallville and Don McDaniel of Lincolnton, North Carolina; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Kurtz of Orland and Diane Rumsey of Orland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tracy S. Yates; two grandchildren, Cody Kurtz and Calan Feller; a great-grandchild, Karma Star Davidson; sister, Connie Warnock; brother, Richard Wallen; mother-in-law, Ruth Kurtz; and two brothers-in-law, James Pierson and Bud Kurtz.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Ben Stuckey of LaGrange Church of God officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 2, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lora’s funeral service on Saturday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

Per the Governor, face masks are required.

Preferred memorials are to the American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 61420
Staten Island, NY 10306, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

View a video tribute after Saturday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Sally Durbin
January 4th, 2021 2:05pm
Angola IN

Thinking of Larry and family - sorry to hear of Lora's passing - thoughts of sympathy to you all.

January 3rd, 2021 7:22pm

I’m so very sorry for your loss......your mother was a very special lady and neighbor.......prayers to families.

Diane Leighty
January 2nd, 2021 8:37pm
Kendallville, In

So sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful mother. She was like a mother to me also. She cared and loved all of you. She went on band trips to cheer us on. I loved her like my own mother. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all.🙏🏻

Ron and Tonya Wallen
January 2nd, 2021 6:06pm

Sorry about your loss.

Dean and Jeanette Meridew
January 2nd, 2021 5:45pm

To the Kurtz family Sending you our deepest sympathies. Lora was a wonderful, kind lady that I got to know from her days at the greenhouse. We’re sending prayers to all of you.

Karen Kugler
January 2nd, 2021 3:30pm

Sorry we can not be with all of you today do being quarantine after Benjie tested positive for Covid. Sending hugs to all of our family.

Roger and Deb Carmicheal
January 1st, 2021 11:48pm

To Gradis Yates Family...sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you.

Beverly Mozena & family
January 1st, 2021 6:01pm
Orland Indiana

Our deepest sympathy to the family, she truly was a great lady and inspiration to many!

Linda Lacey
January 1st, 2021 4:35pm
Port St Lucie, Fl

So sorry for your loss. God Bless you & your family 🙏🙏

Jennifer Konger
December 31st, 2020 5:42pm

Thoughts and prayers to you all

Teresa Campbell
December 31st, 2020 2:16pm

Larry, I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a kind, special lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Teresa

Jodi Palus
December 31st, 2020 12:06pm

Sorry for your loss She was a beautiful woman and will be missed

Melissa Duff
December 31st, 2020 1:50am
Kingsport TN

So sorry for the loss. Prayers

Eric Kurtz
December 31st, 2020 12:23am

Sherri White
December 31st, 2020 12:00am