Kurt Alan Volz, 55, of Archie, Missouri, formerly of Parsons, Kansas, died Saturday, February 23, 2013, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected.
He was born July 18, 1957, in Parsons, Kansas, to Francis J. and Teresanell (Hill) Volz. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons and was a graduate of Parsons High School. He then attended Pittsburg State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts.
After college, he moved to the Kansas City area where he had been employed by the St. Joseph News Gazette, the Olathe Daily News and was currently employed by the Kansas City Star.
He was a Catholic. Kurt especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, his pets and music.
Survivors include: Father – Francis Volz Parsons, KS Four Brothers – Jim Volz Cordele, GA Brian Volz Cameron, MO Neal Volz Kansas City, MO Dan Volz Prairie Village, KS One Sister – Lori Horan Overland Park, KS Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews
He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresanell Volz, on May 13, 1998; grandparents, uncles and a cousin.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul. The rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons where the family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to the ALS Association Keith Worthington Chapter. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.