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Kevin L. Courtney


Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Kevin L. Courtney, 55, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family following a 13-year battle with Leukemia.

Kevin was born on December 5, 1956, in Decorah, Iowa to Lawrence and Ruth (Bolland) Courtney. He was raised on a farm near Bluffton, Iowa. Kevin graduated from North Winneshiek High School. He worked in the carpentry and construction industry and for TRW in Rushford for over 25 years. On April 2, 2009, Kevin married Kwang Lee. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford and enjoyed woodworking and hunting.

Kevin is survived by his wife Kwang of Rushford; two children: Kristina (Chad) Wiltgen of Decorah, Iowa; and Kory (Amy) Courtney of Burr Oak, Iowa; two stepdaughters: Kayla Bakkum and Ashley Bakkum and Ashley’s fiancé, Collin Pontillo of Rushford; six grandchildren; four siblings: Brian (Karen) Courtney of Decorah; Mary (Matt) Hamseth of Decorah, Patrick (Sandra) Courtney of Portland, Oregon; and Kelly (Carrie) Courtney of Burr Oak, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Teresa.

There was a Memorial Mass for Kevin at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford on Thursday, March 15, with the Rev. Joseph Pete officiating. Burial of Kevin’s cremated body was in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton, Iowa. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford handled arrangements.

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