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Violet J. Gurtz

Violet Jean (Deanie) Gurtz, 82, Crandall, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Lincoln Hills Care Center in New Albany.
Born Feb. 10, 1926, at Marengo, she was a former telephone operator at the Crandall Exchange.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland E. Gurtz.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Gurtz of Fort Leonard Wood, M., and Mark Gurtz of Georgetown; two daughters, Teresa Ann Gurtz of Indianapolis and Martha Gurtz of Clarksville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 23, after 9 a.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
Funeral: Friday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by burial in Mount Zion Cemetery in Depauw.
Officiant: The Rev. Tony Nokes.
Pallbearers: Brian, Dwight, Jacob, Jeremy and Zachary Gurtz and Orville Lewis.