David K. Kutz, 65

David Keith Kutz, age 65, of Loretto, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 24, 1952, in Glencoe, the son of Elmer and Catherine (Donnay) Kutz.

David was baptized, had his First Communion, and was confirmed, all at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1971, and later received a management degree from North Hennepin Community College.

David was joined in holy marriage with Barbara A. Koch June 3, 1977, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with a son, Aaron.

David was employed in manufacturing for 40 years.

In his younger days, he enjoyed working on cars and following Aaron’s athletic games, especially hockey games.

David was a hard worker and was fond of gardening and traveling. Following being diagnosed with ALS, it was he who consoled his family with a positive attitude and a dry sense of humor. David was an example for his family of how to live life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; loving son Aaron; brothers and sisters Bob (Irene) Kutz, Terry Kutz, Debbie Herda, LuAnn (John) Millican, Tim (Linda) Kutz, and Lonna (Sonny) Martinez; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Kathy (Scott) Koch, Wayne Koch, Patricia (Timothy) Eiden, James (Janet) Koch, Jeffrey (Janell) Koch, and Bruce (Nicole) Koch; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Bill Woollards and Larry Kutz; father-in-law and mother-in-law Vern and Marietta Koch; a brother-in-law Michael Koch; and by a nephew, Mark Kutz.

Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. Father John Gallas and Father Paul Schumacher were the concelebrants. Urn bearer was David Haroldson. Inurnment took place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher officiating.

There was visitation at the church Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.; and continuing Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Honorary pallbearers were David Haroldson, Tim Kelley, Matthew Koch, Matthew Kutz, Mark Eiden, and Bruce Koch.

Memorials may be given to the Jack Norton Family Respite Program.

Arrangements were with the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted; www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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