Kurt P. Schlagenhauff

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.

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


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.




  • Shane and Abbey Kortum Posted February 12, 2022 9:45 pm

    Giving our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Our hearts are very heavy for you all. Sending hugs and lots of love.

  • Tim Smith Posted February 13, 2022 6:49 pm

    Our condolences and may Christ’s love comfort the Schlagenhauff family. Many CHS friends are saddened. Kurt was a fun loving guy, great teammate, and always having something funny to say.

  • Darrell & June Williams Posted February 14, 2022 2:00 pm

    Remember the joy, Forget all the pain-Let all your tears fall like the rain-Remember the fun, the happy times past-The sadness you’re feeling won’t always last.
    In Deepest Sympathy

  • Andrew and Manganaro Family Posted February 14, 2022 4:15 pm

    Evan I am so sorry for your loss and our families prayers are with you and your family during this tough time.

  • Tawni Meadows Posted February 14, 2022 5:49 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing him only for a few months as a neighbor, he always offered an ear and shoulder. We shared a bit of grief during small talk, he encouraged me to seek him out if I ever needed anything. One of my favorite things was coming home to my apartment and hearing his music.

  • Dave Spickler Posted February 14, 2022 6:05 pm

    So sorry for your lose..all of us that worked with him at MCT loved him him.. he is a great guy and will be missed.

  • Jeffrey Hildenbrandt Posted February 14, 2022 7:32 pm

    Chris and family, know you are loved and thought of fondly!

  • Sherie Clipson Posted February 15, 2022 11:31 am

    My heart felt condolences for your loss. I have only good memories of Kurt. May God comfort you in this time.

  • Holly Zerse Luedke Posted February 15, 2022 1:49 pm

    I am so grateful Kurt and I were in touch the last few months. His friendship since high school was a gift in my life. Know that I am holding you all close in my prayers and heart.

  • Julie Cowden Kemp Posted February 16, 2022 11:33 am

    Heartfelt condolences to Kurt’s entire family and all his many friends.. We were friends at CHS – I will never forget his smile and infectious laugh. RIP my friend.

  • Christine & Mark Flott Posted February 16, 2022 11:43 am

    Evan & Elizabeth, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish I could be with you today to help celebrate your father’s life. Praise God because he knew God and loved God unconditionally. He’s in HEAVEN dancing and singing with Jesus! Love you both so much, Aunt Chrissy & Uncle Mark

  • Sue Wood Russell and Ron Russell Posted February 16, 2022 12:33 pm

    May your memories of Kurt bring God’s peace and comfort to you and your family today. Holding you all in prayer.

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