Eric Edward Kurtz
Location: St. Bridget's Cemetery [ view map ]
Saturday, March 19, 1977
Date of Death:
Sunday, August 15, 2021
44 years old
Eric Edward Kurtz
Eric Edward Kurtz, 44, Rochester, MN, died August 15, 2021 peacefully at his home.
Eric was born March 19, 1977 in Rochester, MN to Edward and Diane (St. Laurent) Kurtz. He graduated from Mayo High School in 1996. He obtained his associate degree in Graphic Arts from Western Wisconsin Technical College and worked 16 years for Spectrum (formerly Charter Communications). He was most recently employed at MetroNet Cable Company’s Rochester office, and was considered a valuable employee.
Eric was an Avid sports fan. In his youth he enjoyed swimming and playing baseball. He had a passion for movies and drawing. Eric was a sweet, kind, gentle soul to all.
He is survived by his Parents Ed Kurtz and Diane St. Laurent, his siblings Rodd Kurtz, Chris Kurtz, and Jennifer Kurtz, along with many nieces and nephews he adored.
The family is planning a private service for a later date. His ashes will be interred at St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery, Simpson, MN.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Kidney Foundation.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
The family of Eric Edward Kurtz has received the following condolences.
We were very saddened to learn of your loss of Eric. Know that we are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time and are keeping you in our prayers. We are here for you.
i am so sorry to hear of Eric's death. he was a friend and co-worker at Charter for many years and i could always rely
on him to brighten my day. he was quick to help and gave me a ride home many times when my beater car went down.
he also was quite the artist and i will cherish the drawing he gave me of a "demoralized Santa" one year. (i still have this
if any of his family wants it, as i can make a copy for myself). he was quite funny and i will always look back fondly on the
years we worked together. my condolences to his family and friends for this devastating loss. Rest in peace Eric, you left us
way too soon.
Dear Kurtz family,
I am sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I remember Eric as quiet and kind when I knew him growing up in Rochester. I pray for God's peace and healing as you reflect on Eric's life.
Missing Eric is sad, but the love he shared is forever. We grieve together in a manner that honors his life for we can all learn many lessons he taught us all. Love one another unconditionally and be brave in this world for love comes from beyond and lasts in all our hearts. 🦋
My dearest Diane, Rodd, Chris and Jenny,
I can’t imagine what you are all feeling right now. Those feelings will stay with you forever, but an ordinary existence will return with a hole. Although I didn’t know Eric well, I always felt very close to him and all of you. Eric and I had some great times playing online games when he was younger. He was so sweet, kind and genuine. Even when we all were together at Chris’s house, he sat next to me the whole time. It was a a delightful day for me.
Be kind to each other during this time and in the future. Life is fleeting.
Love to you all,
Eric & our son Tony shared a lot of time together over the past 25 years, allowing us to become very dear friends. Eric always remembered us on any of our special occasions (mother’s day/Father’s Day, birthdays, holidays etc). Eric was always a great conversationalist, and even better listening ear. Eric had many great qualities that I do believe he instilled into our son. To you, his family I wish you strength to continue on, and memories to carry you. Prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Eric was always so sweet to me and im glad that i had a small part in his life... miss you eric
I am so sad to hear of the news. I feel very fortunate to have known Eric. He will certainly be missed. Prayers for all of his family and friends.
Martin and Kara Coon
College roommates for 3 years and friends forever!! I will miss you!!!
So very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing! Thinking of all of you at this difficult time! Thoughts and prayers to all of you! ❤️❤️
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for each of you. May joyful memories of Eric fill the difficult days ahead and help to bring comfort. Peace and blessings.
Prayers to Eric and the entire Kurtz family.
Eric will be missed. He was a great neighbor and an even better friend. Words can't explain how sad we are about this. Our prayers go out to you all. Eric we'll miss you buddy.
Very sad to hear this! Its been many years since ive ran into him! My deepest sympathy to all the family