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Jackie Lee Hart Kuhrt

November 29, 1939 — June 18, 2022

Jackie Lee Hart Kuhrt, 82, of Eagar, Arizona, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 18, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. Jack was born November 29, 1939 to Walter William Rehimer Kuhrt and Mary Ann Lucille Bigger Kuhrt in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

Jack married his wife Karen in 1960 and in 1962 they gave birth to their daughter, Jodie, while Jack was stationed in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. In 1962 he was stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska for 4 years. While living in McHenry, Illinois in 1971, they adopted their daughter, Kim.

Throughout his childhood and into the majority of his adult life Jack’s true passion was ranching. In 1977 after ranching in Illinois, Colorado and Arizona, he started working at the local sawmill in Eagar, where he retired after Karen became disabled in 1990. He spent the next 29 years taking care of his beloved wife.

Jack knew no stranger. If you were privileged enough to meet him, you would know how much he loved to visit. Jack’s biggest enjoyment was his grandkids. He was by far their biggest fan and always sure to brag on them. His personality was full of spunk and stubbornness and will surely be missed.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Kim (Kenny) Peña, granddaughters, Brandy (Armando) Irigoyen, Tiffany (Brian) Palmer, grandsons, Tyler Peña, Nikolas Peña, Brandon Peña and Shelby Watkins, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Lucille Kuhrt, wife, Karen, daughter, Jodie Watkins and great grandchild, Derrika Daniel.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church, Springerville. Inurnment will follow the services at the Eagar Cemetery.


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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Community Presbyterian Church

41 Supai, Springerville, AZ 85938

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