Tana L. Kurtz, 67, Poynette

September 22, 2018

Tana L. Kurtz, 67, of Poynette, passed away Sept. 18, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 8, 1951, in Portage, to Kenneth and Catharine (Pratt) Gibson. She graduated from Pardeeville High School in 1969, and was united in marriage to Thomas Kurtz on Nov. 27, 1971. Tana was an avid reader, an artist and was the biggest fan of whatever sport or activity her grandchildren were involved in. She also enjoyed crocheting and creating arts and crafts with her grandkids.

Tana is survived by her loving husband, Tom; two daughters, Kena (Mike) Mackey of Pardeeville and Tabitha (Ryan) Schoeneberg of Poynette; grandchildren, Braylen, Caleb, Talan, Brynli and Greyson; brothers, Dennis (Darlene) Gibson and Alan Gibson; sister, Cherie Kallenbach; sister-in-law, Judy Gibson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Terrie Kurtz; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Larryne (Art) Atkinson; brothers, Jim Gibson and Ricki Gibson; and parents-in-law, Clarence and Martha Kurtz.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the UW Carbone Cancer Center and Meriter Hospital for the wonderful care given over the last year. This quote simply describes the way that our wife and mother lived her life. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”—Khalil Gibran

Her immediate family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service of Pardeeville is assisting the family.

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