In Memory of

Mary Lue Kuhrts

July 29, 1937 - February 3, 2018
From: Quimby, IA
Mary Lue (Regennitter) Kuhrts went home to Our Lord February 3rd, 2018. She fought bravely against respiratory illness for most of her life. 
Mary was born near Washta, Iowa July 29, 1937, the 14th of 19 children born to Albert and Mae (Coon) Regennitter. She was close with many of her siblings and had many friends while at school. She graduated Willow school in 1955. She was united in marriage in 1957 and was blessed with three children: Cynthia Lue, Tamara Mae and Martin Dean Bumann.
She remarried in 1980 to the love of her life, Loren Kuhrts. They made their home in Washta and Quimby and she worked by his side in their grain bin building business until his death in 1999.
Mary took great joy in working with people. Operating a cafe, first in Washta and later in Quimby, gave her the chance to combine her loves of cooking and socializing. She was a caretaker for several people, treating them with love, compassion and respect. Mary loved to dance, paint and garden and in later years was thrilled by electronic puzzle games and Facebook. She adored spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Loren J. Kuhrts; brothers Glen, Kenny, Morey, Don and Jimmy Regennitter and Kenneth, Clayton, Fred and Harold Hollingshead; sisters Una Kane, Ruby Hollingshead, Annabelle Paulsen and Beth Nelson; grandson Wesly Grohe; and great-granddaughter, Serenity Bumann.
 Left to cherish her memory are her children: Cindy (Lyle) Hanner and Tammy (Mike) Olson of Quimby, and Marty of Washta; siblings Dorie, Dean ( Vicky), Vern, Beverly and Al "Jr"; grandchildren: Harlan (Erin) Bumann of Quimby, Christi and Toby of Des Moines, Heather of Cherokee and Beth of Alta; great-grandchildren: Lily, Cealey, Remini, Izik, Tate, Gage, Devontez, Parker, Aria and Braxtyn; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.


Pastor Charles Cuffman will officiate.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Sunset View Cemetery, Washta.


Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:32 PM
“Tammy, Cindy and families,. So sorry to hear about your mom. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you all.”
- Brenda Husman
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:31 PM
“prayers to the kuhrts family. my folks bought their old farm and still live there, and i remember working with mary lue at quimby's country corner cafe when i was in high school. she will be missed, but remembered by the many lives she touched. my sympathies go out to sister dorie, daughter cindy and family and grandson harlan and family. love and prayers are sent your way!! --from tressa petty”
- tressa r Petty
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:42 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Mary Lue's passing. She gave me my first real job at the Quimby cafe and she taught me so much. I have so many good memories. Thoughts and prayers to all.”
- VIcki (Huck) Simpson
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
“Heart Felt sympathies to Mary Lue's family and friends. I have many fond memories with her, she will be missed dearly. Enjoy your coming home party just remember you will not be forgot here love you Aunt Mary”
- Denita (Paulsen) Price
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
“We are sorry for the loss of Aunt Mary Lue. Our condolences to all our family and friends.”
- Fred and Judy Regennitter
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
“Wanted to express our sincere condolences and prayers to Aunt Mary Lou's family. We will not be able to make services due to severe storm that hit our area today but please know we are thinking of your all at this time. Loved her very very much and will miss her greatly. ”
- James and Joyce Dugger & Samantha- Matthew and Bill
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