Donald Eugene “Red” Lurz, 86, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, surrounded by family, at Windsor Estates in Camdenton.
He was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Streator, Ill. to Jacob and Leta Lurz.
He served in the United States Navy 1951 to 1955, during the Korean War, on the U.S.S. Towhee as an engine mechanic. He married Mary Alice Bellows Aug. 10, 1957 and settled in Batavia, Ill.
He owned and operated HESS Construction in Batavia, Ill. until they moved in 1971 to Sunrise Beach.
He owned and operated Don Lurz Construction until he retired in 2000. He taught his trade to the younger generation. He enjoyed fishing and water skiing on the Lake of the Ozarks, and attending family members’ sporting events, dance recitals, birthdays, and graduations.
Once his family was grown, he and his wife made many trips to the Caribbean.
He is survived by daughters Debbie Carnahan and husband Tim and Cindy Slenker and husband Jerome, all of Camdenton; sister Joni Roscoe of Big Rock, Ill.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were Friday, December 20 at Kidwell Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel in Laurie.
Burial with military honors was in Garber Memorial Estates in Laurie.
Memorial contributions were suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements under direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel in Laurie.