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James F. Gurtz

James F. Gurtz James F. Gurtz

James F. Gurtz, age 85, of Depauw, Ind., died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 29, 1935, in Harrison County, Ind., to the late Elmer and Goldie Gurtz.

James is preceded in death by his son, Dwaine D. Gurtz, three sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Wanda J. Goldman Gurtz; children, Jimmi Jean Fessel (Mark) of Depauw, Dwight D. Gurtz (Mary) of Milltown, Ind., and Gregory J. Gurtz (Donna) of Depauw; grandchildren, Kristie McKillip, Jason Fessel, Tonya Gurtz, James Gurtz, David Gurtz, Amy Matz, Janet Ackels, Brandi Gurtz and Jessica Lincoln; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, Ind., with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Depauw.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Health, P.O. Box 35425, Louisville, KY 40232-9892.