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Ex-Alderman Walter Kurtz Dies At 86

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Ex-Alderman Walter Kurtz Dies At 86
Funeral services will be held Monday for Walter L. Kurtz, of 3749 Dexter Rd., who served as a city alderman for nine years during the 1930s and 1940s.
Kurtz, 86, died Thursday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A local building contractor for many years, Kurtz was first elected to the City Council as a Democrat in 1932. He served five terms before being defeated for reelection in 1948. He also served on the city's zoning appeals board and was inspector of building codes.
He was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ and was active in Moose Lodge 1253.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Celia) Stormant, of Lansing, and Mrs. Ottis (Jane) Thornton, of Florence, Ala.; two sons, Erwin D. and Eugene E., both of Ann Arbor; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A son, Raymond, preceded him in death in 1963.
Services for Kurtz, a lifelong Ann Arbor resident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Muehlig Chapel with the Rev. Orval L: E. Willimann officiating. Burial will follow in Washtenong Memorial Park.