Kurt P. Schlagenhauff
July 29, 1964 – February 11, 2022
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, February 16th at 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by Celebration of Life and Time of Sharing at Stoli’s Lounge, 715 No. 120th St., from 12noon to 3pm. Memorials are suggested to Quality Living and C.S.I. Ministries.
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Kurt was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Conrad and Ella (Fisher) Schlagenhauff. He attended and graduated from Central High School in 1982. Kurt and Christine (Kathol) Schlagenhauff were married in 1986 and began building their life together which would include 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
Kurt loved many things and music was at the top of his list. He was a part of the Acapella Choir all three years of high school and the CHS Singers his senior year. During the summer of 1983 Kurt sang with Barry Manilow and went on to sing in many weddings and special occasions. He even sang to his bride as she walked down the aisle. Kurt took every opportunity he had to sing, some of which included church choirs/groups, karaoke, while driving and with friends and family.
Kurt’s passion for fishing began at an early age with family camping trips to Lake McConaughy. He continued the tradition with his own family with annual trips to Rush Lake, Minnesota.
Kurt took great pride in working with his hands and built many beautiful things. Most of our kids play on the parks and trails he constructed while working for Lawn Smith, Inc. for many years. Kurt later joined the Merrell Bros. family where he met so many wonderful people who became lifelong friends and mentors. While at Merrell Bros. Kurt was able to foster his relationship with God and enjoyed many mission trips to Jamaica to spread the word of God and build homes for families.
Those who know Kurt know he never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. He had a contagious laugh and smile that lit up every room. Kurt loved spending time with his family and especially cherished time with his children and grandchildren.
Kurt was preceded in death by father, Conrad Schlagenhauff; father-in-law, Gary Kathol; brother-in-law, Barry Rue. He is survived by mother, Ella (Fisher) Schlagenhauff; former spouse and life-long love, Christine (Kathol) Schlagenhauff; children: Nicole Williams (Rershod), Tyler Schlagenhauff (Anna), Collyn Schlagenhauff (Sara), and Evan Schlagenhauff (Elizabeth); grandchildren: Isabella, Stephan, Charlotte, Lamonte, Coen, Aubrie, Harper, Claire, and Layne; siblings: Susan Rue, Scott Schlagenhauff, and Cheryl Ware (Thad); many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.