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.





Condolence & Memory Journal


I'm so very sorry for you're loss Amy F. Truly. I can't believe this happened. I know you where true high school sweat hearts. Truly thinking of you & you're loss. God Bless you & you're family. <3 geary scott>

Posted by Scott Geary - Creston, IA - Classmate   May 18, 2018

Amy and Kids, so sorry to hear of Kurt's passing. I know the last few years have been tough for all of you. I wish I could have made the time to see him during this time. He will be missed by all who knew him. I enjoyed getting to know him when he came to the Air Guard from Tucson. Take care of each other and know you are in our prayers.

Posted by Cmsgt Ed Chandler, Retired - Runnells, IA - Served in the Military together   May 08, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Kurt's passing. I served with Kurt in Aircraft Maintenance at the 132nd Fighter Wing, IANG in Des Moines, IA. My thoughts and prayers are with Kurt's family for their loss.

Posted by Tsgt Michael D Durell, Ret - Leon, IA - Served in the Military together   May 08, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I am so sorry for your loss Amy, know that we are thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Tara and Eric Herzberg - Grand River, IA - Neighbor   May 08, 2018

Amy and family I want to join in with you in the celebration of Kurt's life what a wonderful bunch of memories he has left Amy you are a special person and I know Jesus has his arms wrapped around you love and God BlessJan

Posted by Jan Sutton - Rinyville, KY - Friend   May 08, 2018

So sorry to hear of Kurt's passing, Kurt fought a courageous battle as did you. Know that we are thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Alan and Lois Ibbotson - Tingley, IA - Friend   May 08, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to Kurt's family. He will be missed. I pray that God will give you peace during this time.

Posted by Susan Stover - Afton, IA - Family Friend   May 08, 2018

Rest in peace Kurt. Amy I'm so sorry for your loss wish I could be there.

Posted by Bryan Smitb - Panora, IA - Acquaintance   May 07, 2018

I'm speechless. I'm so sorry Amy. He was a great friend and I always enjoyed having coffee with him in the mornings. Sending much love and prayers to you and the whole family. Until we meet again Kurt. Love ya buddy

Posted by Mike Fry - Mt Ayr, IA - Family Friend   May 07, 2018

We are sad to hear of your loss and want you to know your entire family is in our prayers

Posted by Jack Williams - Diluth, MN - Friend   May 07, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for your family.

Posted by Robin (Jones) McDonnell - Mount Ayr, IA - Acquaintance   May 07, 2018

I am so sorry for loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Karen Struble - Creston, IA - Acquaintance   May 07, 2018


Sorry about Kurt . My thank about you Amy and that family too. God bless you and your family. From a friend Edith Sanders

Posted by Edith Sanders - Winterset, IA - Friend   May 07, 2018

Kurt was the kindest man ever im so sorry for the family loss

Posted by Tabatha Phelps - Afton, IA - Friend   May 07, 2018

May love & peace surround you.

Posted by Nan&Ted Derscheid - Ellston, IA - Friend   May 07, 2018

Our sincere sympathy.

Posted by Patrick & Connie Kerrigan - Afton, IA - Friend   May 07, 2018

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