Arthur “Kurt” Renick, born 10/29/38 in St. Louis, MO, son of Eugene Renick and Gladys McCune Renick, passed away peacefully June 4, 2020 after a long 7 year journey with Alzheimer’s.
The first in his family to graduate from college (Washington University, BSBA Finance), Kurt was a self-made man who rose to prominence in business mostly with Mead Paper, Dayton, OH.
A quiet man of deep faith, he had a wonderful dry wit and generous heart. Having had a difficult early family life and surviving the tragic deaths of his first wife and son he was a champion of the underdog. A mentor with sage advice and anonymous financial “angel”, he made a huge difference in so many lives.
Early retirement back in St. Louis allowed him more time to reconnect with family and for golf as well as time at his beloved cabin at Spider Lake, MI. Having provided financial security for his family, the purchase of the cabin was part of an intentional plan to provide the framework to build family memories and traditions for generations to come. Here he taught granddaughters to fish with the special purple worm, held them on his knee behind the steering wheel of the boat until they were old enough to take it solo. Trips to Fishtown, climbs up the dunes, dining on sweet cherry pie are all memories his family will treasure.
His life changed dramatically when a chance rental of a cottage in Nova Scotia, Canada led to a romance with the owner and a move to Colorado where his daughter, son-in-law, and soon to be born granddaughters lived. He settled in to life in Loveland, contributing to the community as a Meals on Wheels driver and server at the Community Kitchen. A cradle Lutheran, he rocked his liturgical foundations by joining First United Presbyterian Church where, with wife Kathryn, he became very involved as an Elder and provided financial guidance on Stewardship matters.
Kurt was predeceased by his parents, wife Marlene Ann (Rauscher), son Andrew Kurt, and brother Eugene Lester. He is survived by wife of 18 years, Kathryn Ann (MacDonald Owen); daughter Kara Elizabeth Gould, son-in-law Marcus Gould, granddaughters Grace and Emily Gould, all of Loveland; sisters, Pat Ried (Butch), St. Louis, MO, Sybil Peters (John), Fairbanks, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
We will miss this man of honor and great moral fortitude who lived a life of generous hospitality – gathering family and friends round his table, cooking amazing feasts, and sharing wonderful stories.
Rest now, good and faithful servant.
There will be a live streamed service, June 13@ 10amMST, click on the link below:
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