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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Kurt Genz

  • Kurt Genz, 45, of Spicer, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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  • Kurt Genz, 45, of Spicer, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady of the Lakes and will resume one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake. Condolences may be sent to www.EricksonSmithFH.com. The family requests that you wear your favorite team attire when attending Kurt's service.
    Kurt was born on September 10, 1968, in Stanley, Wisc. He attended Sleepy Eye High School where he played on the football, basketball and baseball teams. Kurt graduated in 1987. He then attended Southwest State University in Marshall earning a degree in Business Management. He subsequently was employed by Hy-Vee in Marshall, Kid's Foot Locker, several Best Buy stores, and later joined the Best Buy Corporate Office. On June 21, 2013, he married Sandra and became the immediate loving dad of Easten, Peyton and Avery. Kurt was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and was a season ticket holder since the '98–'99 season; he was passionate about tailgating, all sporting events, and attending his kids', nieces' and nephews' games. Kurt held his family and friends close and they molded him into who he was.
    Kurt is survived by his wife Sandra; children, Easten, Peyton and Avery; father, Martine Genz of Barrett; sisters, Kim (Randy) Froemming of Barrett, Kristi (Tim) Luehmann of Minnetrista; nieces and nephews Sara Froemming, Corey (Casey) Froemming, Jennifer Froemming, Kyle Luehmann, Ashley Luehmann; great-niece Lexi Froemming; and all of his great friends .
    He is preceded in death by his mother, Verlaine Genz.
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