Dorothy Eleanor Kurtz, 91, of East Troy, died peacefully Nov. 14, 2020, after suffering a stroke. Dorothy Lukas was born in Milwaukee on June 15, 1929, and grew up in Caldwell.

She married Harley Kurtz on Aug. 16, 1952.

Dorothy was a dedicated member of St. James United Methodist Church for more than 70 years. She was a long time volunteer to many causes including Lakeland Nursing Home, Meals on Wheels and a troop leader for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Additionally, Dorothy was a founding member and EMT and EMT instructor for the East Troy Ambulance for more than 25 years. Dorothy headed the East Troy Election Board for the State of Wisconsin for many years.

In 1991, both Dorothy and Harley were awarded the Serve Wisconsin, Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

Dorothy was a dedicated Red Cross blood donor for more than 50 years. She was also a long-serving and active member of the East Troy Junior and Senior Women’s Clubs.

Dorothy loved her hobbies of helping others, fishing, gardening, baking, and playing cards.

Survivors include her children, Sandy (George) Roscoe, Karl (Theresa) and Kent; grandchildren, Travis, Chad, Andrea, Chris, Todd, Alec and Julian; great-grandchildren Savanah, Gavin, Tanner and Charlotte; sister, Irene Hoernke; many other relatives and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Irene Lukas; brothers, Peter and Richard; and her husband and best friend of 68 years just last month, when Harley passed away on Oct. 6, 2020.

At her request there will be no funeral service. A joint memorial celebration of life for Harley and Dorothy will take place in 2021. Legacy Funeral Services, East Troy, has the honor of serving the family.


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