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Brad Kurtz

Brad D. Kurtz, 67, of Carey, passed away peacefully at home after an extended illness on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1957, to the late Richard and Mary Jane (Brown) Kurtz.
Brad attended OLC School and was a 1975 graduate of Carey High School. Brad was a proud supporter of Blue Devil athletics. A man of strong faith, he was a life-long member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church where he was a minister of hospitality and a member of the Knights of Columbus council. Brad retired from Carey Fire Department and Carey EMS after over 20 years of service. Brad worked at Toledo Molding and Die and retired from Wyandot County Recycling Center.
He is survived by his sister, Jennifer (Bill) Coppler; brother, David (Nancy) Kurtz; nieces and nephew, Tracy Dillion, Anita (Shane) Stechschulte and their boys Bennett and Bronson; Laura Conti and her son Bryce; Sarah (John) Schutt; Kristin (Jeremy) Stringfellow and their children Oliver, Reese and Jameson; Zachary (Kate) Coppler and their children Houston and Claire.
Brad was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Kurtz; twin sister, Brenda Buhl; brother-in-law, Theodor Buhl; and niece, Gail Coppler.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with Fr. Xavier Goulet, OFM Conv., officiating. The family will receive guests one hour prior to mass at the church. A private burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Salem Township, at a later date.
To honor Brad’s memory, the family requests donations be made to the Knights of Columbus scholarship fund in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of Beach Funeral Home, Carey.

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