Hamilton County


Maynard Franklin Kurtz




Rites in Colorado For Maynard Kurtz Plane Crash Victim

Mr. and Mrs. Eldo E. Kurtz of Webster City have gone to Thornton, Colo., where they attended graveside memorial services for their son, Maynard F. Kurtz, who was lost on a plane flight Jan. 24, along with three companions.

The plane was found last Thursday by two hunters who reported it had crashed in a wooded area near Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., just 35 miles from the fliers’ first scheduled check-point at Kremeblin, Colo. The party of men had been enroute to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Civil Air Patrol authorities said the plane crash was due to a severe snow storm and terrific down-craft and turbulent winds.

Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz met another son, Stephen K. Kurtz, at Thornton where the funeral services were held.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - August 25, 1964

Maynard Franklin Kurtz was born in Oct. 27, 1927 to Eldo E. and Laura E. Leonard Kurtz. He died Jan. 24, 1964 and is buried in Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, Thornton, CO.

Maynard served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com