Kurt L. Denzel, 78 of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday morning, October 2, 2019, at his residence in Carlinville. Kurt was born on September 7, 1941, to Ludwig and Karolina (Schneider) Denzel in Waukegan, IL.
He graduated from Libertyville High School and completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Greenville College. Kurt served in the United States Army as a Drill Instructor during the Vietnam War. On December 28, 1980, he married Diana Range in Carlinville. Kurt worked as a Civil Engineer for S M Wilson in Granite City. After his time with S M Wilson, he chose to move out on his own, starting CANCO General Contracting. Kurt retired in 2005. He enjoyed fishing, football, traveling, and playing Legos with his great-grandson. Kurt was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Carlinville Elks Lodge, Carlinville Moose Club, Masonic Lodge, as well as the Shriner’s Club.
Kurt is survived by his wife of 38 years, Diana Denzel of Carlinville; three daughters, Sheila (Bob Eskew) Stokes of Carlinville, Kathy (Rick) Gooding of Carlinville, and Renee (significant other, Benjamin Greer) Kohrman of Breeze; three granddaughters, Krista Gooding, Samantha (Justin) Heggy, and Kamryn Gooding; grandson, Ethan Greer; two great-grandsons, Keaton and Oliver Saffell; as well as a brother, Eugene Denzel of Lake Zurich, IL.
Kurt was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jaxon Greer.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 10:30 am in Bethel Ridge Cemetery, Carlinville with Rev. Tim Wilcoxen officiating. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Davis Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.