Phillip K. "Phil" Kuriger Sr.

Mar 16, 2021
Kuriger, Phillip


Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM  Tuesday March 23,2021 at Queen of Peace Catholic Parish in Waterloo


Public Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Monday March 22,2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 


Garden of  Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. 

Military rites by:

Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard

Evansdale AMVETS Post #31


May be directed to the family 


On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Phillip “Phil” Karl Paul Kuriger, Sr., 88, completed his journey of life and is now with his wife, an angel in waiting, dancing in heaven. Please join us to visit and share memories between 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel on Monday, March 22, 2021. A celebration of life service will follow at 10:30 on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Queen of Peace Parish in Waterloo. Burial and military honors will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Throughout his life, Phil held close to his heart his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous exchange students, foster children and others who needed a place to stay.

He considered himself a wealthy man when it came to lifelong friends and neighbors and their friendship meant the world to him. He had numerous friends from John Deere but was happy to retire at the age of 52. He then went on to pursue his true calling as a carpenter.

His first big project with the help of some friends and family members was the large addition to his own house. Then, together with his father Karl as his right-hand man, they constructed numerous porches, garages, and remodeled projects in the metro area.

Phil was also very instrumental in the numerous building projects at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Evansdale, and he is one of the last of the original founding fathers of the church.

Phil is survived by his son, Brad (Katrin) Kuriger of Waterloo; 3 daughters, Vickie (Jim) Bone of Monticello, Tammie (Dean) Fairbanks of Evansdale‚ Jeannette (Dennis) Cunningham of Wesley Chapel‚ FL; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Wendt of New Hampton; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Lofredo of Ames‚ Minetta Jones of Waverly, Carol Kuriger of Evansdale, Ellen Kuriger of Brandon; and brother-in-law, Raymond "Sonny" Scoles of Waterloo.

Greeting Phil in heaven are his beloved wife, Thelma; his very special son, Phil Jr. “Butch” Kuriger; and witty fun-loving daughter, Debbie Turner; his parents, Karl and Racheal; and siblings, Mildred Hansen, Rosemary Jenkins, Margaret Scoles, Raymond Kuriger, Paul Kuriger, Terry Wiley, and Florence Sherbon.

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  1. Bob and Kathy Luecke | Mar 21, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏�� 
  2. Ronda (Weidman) Fraser | Mar 21, 2021

    Your Dad and Mom were very good people. When my Grandpa Elmer Weidman passed away your parent's watched out for her. Butch always loved to go see my Grandma when she backed cookie's, he was a sweet soul. Butch always loved to sing at the Christmas services at Prince of Peace. 

    Keeping you all in my prayers.

  3. Denise Marquardt Woods | Mar 18, 2021
    My family and myself are sending our condolences. We have know Phil and his family for years. I actually went to school with Jeanette. My father passed away March 9,2021 I understand the pain in heart right now. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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