Kenneth J. Thurs

Kenneth J. Thurs

Kenneth J. Thurs, age 83, of Janesville, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Rock Haven.

He was born in Wausau on July 30, 1933, the son of August and Alma (Juedes) Thurs. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Marion Brost in Marshfield, WI on Aug. 11, 1962, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2005. Ken retired from General Motors, and was an avid Badger, Packer and Brewers fan. He enjoyed watching both his and Selma’s grandchildren’s sporting events.

Ken is survived by his 2 children: Kevin (Kathy) Thurs of Milton and Craig (Amy) Thurs of Janesville; 6 grandchildren: Ty (Katelyn Schroeder) Thurs, Ryan (Kati Rau) Thurs, Megan (Dwain) Griffin, Chad (Juliana) Thurs, Clayton Coleman and Chase Coleman; 2 great grandchildren, Dante and Maddison; brother, Roger (Sandy) Thurs of Sheboygan; special friend, Selma Burke; many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Norene Rinehardt; and brother, Eugene Thurs.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. Mike Schulz officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.

A special thank you to Rock Haven, Agrace Hospice, SSM St. Mary’s staff and doctors.