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Madelyn R. Kurtz (Frison)

August 10, 1937 — December 29, 2019

Madelyn R. Kurtz (Frison)

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Madelyn Rose Frison, daughter of Nicholas and Rosella (Humble) Frison was born on August 10, 1937 in Devils Lake. She attended St. Mary’s Academy and it is no surprise that she held the title as the 1st Homecoming Queen at St. Mary’s. 

Madelyn married her high school sweetheart, Casper Kurtz Jr. on April 25, 1956. They established their home in Devils Lake and would call it home their entire lives.  They soon began a family and were the proud parents of 5 children. 

Madelyn always put family first, but did enjoy working for many years at the Coast to Coast Store. She had such a sense of style and taste and was such an asset to the customers she served at the Fashion Boutique.  Madelyn retired from K-Mart after working there for several years. 

Madelyn enjoyed several hobbies including golf, women’s league bowling and playing bridge. She loved listening to music, and any chance they had, she and Cass were on the dance floor, dancing the night away.  They were also known to have some of the best Halloween costumes at any party.  But following the activities of their children and grandkids brought them the greatest joy. 

Madelyn had a quiet presence, but she loved, she lived, she laughed with all her heart. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and treasured her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and her dear in-laws. Rest in peace.

Madelyn’s loving family include her children and their spouses Cheryl and Jim Klett, Devils Lake, Greg and Dori Kurtz, Minot ND, Steve and Pip Kurtz, Lakewood CO, Glen “Pooh Bear” and Lori Kurtz, Devils Lake and Karen and Michael Lynch, Rathdrum ID; 14 grandchildren Leann Klett, Scott (Kristine) Klett all of Devils Lake; Jaxson Radke, Prezlie Kurtz all of Minot; Seth, Atalie and Jess Kurtz all of Lakewood CO; Cienna (Justin) Toso, Grand Forks ND, Ryan (Chelsey) Kurtz, Ocean Side CA, Chelsea (DeWayne) DeBruto, Minot and Holden Kurtz also of Minot; Billie Nelson, Laura Higbee both of Rathdrum ID and Robin Lynch of Perth, Australia; 12 great grandchildren Alexis Mikkelson, Kaleb, Hudson and Jasper Klett, Trevin Toso, Saige and Robert Kurtz, Evalynn, Halle and Simon DeBruto, Mason and Tanner Higbee; sister Marge (Jerry-04/25/2020)Smith, Fargo ND; brother Jim Frison who passed away on 02-15- 2020; in-laws Joe Kurtz, Bismarck ND, Betty Herda and Wallie Klier both of Devils Lake, Rosie (Jim) Hannon, Minneapolis, MN and Julius (Joann) Kurtz, California, Marion Reller, Grand Forks who passed away 06-16-2020; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cass on April 15, 2019, brother John Frison and father-in-law and mother-in-law Casper and Louise Kurtz.

Madelyn’s family would like to thank the entire Eventide Heartland Care Staff for all the love, care and concern shown to her over the years!

Mass of Christian Burial for Madelyn R. (Frison) Kurtz, 82 of Devils Lake ND who passed away on December 29, 2019 will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake ND. Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until time of service with a Rosary recited at 9:30 a.m.

Madelyn R. (Frison) Kurtz, 82 of Devils Lake, ND passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake in the loving care of her family.

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