Sophie Mindum Kurz, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away suddenly on August 28, 1998.

Born September 17, 1911 in Austria-Hungary to Nicholas and Sofia Mindum. Her family settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina after being forced from their home after World War I. It was there that she met and married her beloved husband, Fred Kurz. Together they became two of the first converts to the LDS Church in Argentina. In 1930, they realized their dream of coming to the United States and on Nov. 27, 1943, they were sealed together in the Salt Lake Temple.Sophie was a beautiful woman whose cheerful personality and outlook on life endeared her to all. She had the unique ability to love everyone. She especially loved her family and her home was always the center of family activities. She served faithfully in many church callings. She was a wonderful cook and had many talents, but will be remembered most for the love and kindness she showed to everyone.

She is survived by her son, Reynold (Jeanne) Kurz; sister, Magdalena Glauser; grandchildren, Koni (Richard) Sax, Thomas (Jode) Henderson, Terri (Steven) Wagstaff, Thomas (Patrice) Kurz, 10 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her brother, Fred Mindum and her daughter, Dorthea Jarvis, who she greatly missed. She is also survived by many special friends, including Horst and Helga Schwermer and Fred Petermann, whose company brought her great joy in the last few years.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, 2 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 So. (Bengal Blvd.), where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates.

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