Darryl Kurtenbach

Obituary of Darryl Kurtenbach

Darryl “Butch” Kurtenbach

Darryl “Butch” Kurtenbach, passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 68, on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Butch was born in Fairbury, IL, on March 26, 1955, the son of the late Leo and Rose Mary (nee Geegan) Kurtenbach.  He grew up in Crest Hill, IL and was a graduate of Lockport High School.  Butch was a heavy machine operator and welder with Caterpillar, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service. After retirement, he enjoyed working part time during the summers at the Channahon Park District.

An outdoorsman at heart, Butch enjoyed all water sports.  He loved being out on the Illinois River on his pontoon boat with family and friends, being on his motorcycle on the open road, or driving his Corvette. He made friends easily and always welcomed the neighbors by opening the garage door and offering a Miller Lite.  Above anything else, he cherished his time with his grandchildren.  A true family man, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Butch is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jeanne Ellen (nee Glover) Kurtenbach; his son, Cassidy Kurtenbach; daughter, Crystal Valladolid; grandchildren, Leeam Valladolid, Casey Kurtenbach, and Lorenzo Valladolid; his siblings, Michael (Rhonda) Kurtenbach, Debbie (Joseph) Kocielko, Douglas (the late Linda) Kurtenbach, Kenda (the late Steven) Brown, Jay (Janice) Kurtenbach, Mary Jayne (Brian) Janota, Jody (Monty) Caraway, Lori (Craig) Kosiba; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded by his parents; his sister, Cheryl Lane; and nephew, Kyle Kosiba.

Funeral Services for Darryl “Butch” Kurtenbach will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL.  Interment will follow at St Mary Nativity Cemetery in Crest Hill.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence. 



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 18, 2023
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500


St. Mary Nativity Cemetery
601 W. Caton Farm Road
Crest Hill, Illinois, United States
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