Kurt Kiburz

  • Born: April 5, 1968
  • Died: May 6, 2018
  • Location: Afton, Iowa

Powers Funeral Home

601 New York Ave
PO Box 431
Creston, IA 50801

Tel. (641) 782-7036

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kurt Kiburz, 50, of Afton, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home near Afton.

Celebration of Life Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor William Richardson will officiate.

Burial will be in the Tingley Cemetery, north of Tingley.

Military Graveside Rites by the Theodore J. Martens Post #1797 Creston, VFW.

Open visitation will be 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 with family receiving friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

Memorials are to the Cancer Support Ministry, Hospice of Central Iowa, Iowa City V.A. Cancer Department or Afton Assembly of God Church.

Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com.

Kurtis Ivan Kiburz, was born to Janet Louise (Richards) Kiburz and Kenneth Isaac Kiburz, on April 5, 1968 in Creston, Iowa. He graduated from East Union High School in 1986.

On May 24, 1986, Kurt married Amy Lisa Franklin at the Assembly of God Church in Afton, Iowa.
Kurt enlisted in the United States Air Force beginning in December of 1986. While in the Air Force he was stationed in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Bentwaters, England and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. Kurt was deployed many times and many places, during his time in the Service, including Saudi Arabia, during the Persian Gulf War. In 1993 he transferred out of the Air Force, into the Air National Guard in Des Moines, serving in the Guard from 1993 to 2007.

In 1993, Kurt began farming with his father, raising corn, beans, hay, and some oats. He bred and raised Registered Black Angus Cattle. Several from his herd were recognized in the Angus Pathfinder Report for Excellence in production. Kurt was a loving father and devoted husband. Kurt had a strong unwavering faith that guided him through life. He loved to spend time with his large family. He was a member of Afton Assembly of God Church and he also served as a trustee to Sandcreek Township.

Survivors include his wife Amy (Franklin) Kiburz of Afton, daughter, Elizabeth Kiburz of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son Keith (wife Allie) Kiburz of Winterset; mother, Janet (husband John) Mayer of Winterset; mother-in-law, Thelma Franklin; three brothers, Kim Kiburz of Urbandale, Kent (wife Melissa) Kiburz of Winterset and Kevin (wife Anna Catherine) Kiburz of Tingley; four sisters, Sheryl (husband Dave) DeLoach of Fenton, Mo., Kathy (husband Johnny) Grettenberg of Waukee, Anita Williams of Grand Rapids, Minn. and Kolleen Kiburz of Dallas, Texas and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Kurt was preceded in death by his father Ken in 2002, step-mother, Gloria Kiburz, father-in-law, John Franklin, sister-in-law, Marsha Franklin and brother-in-law, David Franklin.