OBITUARY: David Allen Kurr

David Allen Kurr, 54, of Wichita passed away suddenly on Dec. 21, 2018.

David was born on Dec. 7, 1964, in Newton, the son of Leslie and Ruby Kurr. He graduated from Newton High School in 1983 and married the love of his life and soul-mate Stacy Goette on April 20, 2008.

David will be missed for many reasons, most notable, his amazing humor and love for fun. He was kind and generous, ready to care for friends in need. David was an amazing machinist, able to transform metal into premier engine parts or a work of art. For many years, the “Kurr engine” has been known as the elite racing motor.

Survivors include his wife Stacy Kurr of Wichita; the daughter he raised Ashley Nichole Gonzales; siblings Gary Kurr and wife Cindy of Newton, Joni Isaac and husband Mark of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lori Knowles and husband Joe of Maryland, Kathy Rhodes and husband Jeffrey of Madison, Miss., and James Kurr of Overland Park; and, numerous nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Ruby Kurr.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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