Obituaries

Bensel, David Patrick

David Patrick Bensel, 58, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Paul Bensel, and brother Mike Bensel (Holly). He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings: Pete Bensel (Betty), Kathy Bensel, Mitch Bensel and Joanie Medert (Terry); his angels on earth, Pam and Norb Frank, and a host of other family and friends.

Dave was a special person of great inner strength and character who made a lasting impression on all who came to know him. He loved to sing Elvis songs and show off his version of Michael Jackson’s “moonwalk.” He would always tell people when they were leaving, “Don’t get hurt.” Whenever he heard of hardship or sickness, he would pray for those affected. His sense of humor and laughter will also be missed.

Visitation was held on Saturday, December 2 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd., followed by a prayer service at the funeral home.

Burress, Harvie E.

Harvie E. Burress, 95, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Nell Katherine Burress.

Survivors include his sons: Michael Burress (Angie), Mark Burress (Marla) and Todd Burress (Nancy); grandchildren: Brittney, Megan, Tyler, Jacob and Kelsey; great-grandchild: Maddox, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. on Saturday, December 2. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

King, Rebecca “Becky” Jo Morgeson

Rebecca “Becky” Jo Morgeson King, 63, passed away on November 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy “June” Morgeson Wollert and David Estel Morgeson.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tracy Plumeri (John), Jimmy King III (Cara) and Judge Katie King (Ronnie); her grandchildren, Tyler, Carly, Trey and Peyton Plumeri, Kailey and Jimmy King IV, Ballard, Trey and Asher Harris, and Camryn Curry; her sisters, Donna Roman and Suzanne “Sue” Gaddie (Cliff) and her brother, David Morgeson (Debbie).

Becky had a heart of gold and a remarkable sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by her family.

Her funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Raphael the Archangel, 2141 Lancashire Ave., with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Breast Cancer Research, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000.

Kurz, Hedwig “Heddy” Heil

Hedwig “Heddy” Heil Kurz, 100, passed away on November 17, 2017 very peacefully with her loving caregivers Ray Lawless and Ariel Torres at her side. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky to immigrant parents from Germany. She was 100 years, 9 months, and 25 days young. Her loving husband Herman Frederick Kurz Jr. preceded her in death on October 3, 1999.

Heddy attended the University of Louisville and was an adopted alumni, a member of the Board of Overseers and received an honorary doctorate degree. Heddy and Herman were great friends of UofL, contributing in many ways. Most notable contributions include: Herman and Heddy Kurz Residence Hall; Mechanical Engineering Lab and Computer Aided Design Studio at the Speed School of Engineering; Herman and Heddy Kurz Laboratory for Research in Macular Degeneration at the Lions Eye Bank in the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; UofL Department of Surgery, Dr. Kelly Masters, Chief of Surgery; UofL School of Music and UofL Marching Band and most recently the Herman and Heddy Kurz Visitors Center.

Heddy and Herman were also contributors to Purdue University, Herman’s alma mater, where he received his degree in Engineering. They were both on the President’s Council. Contributions to Purdue include: The Computer Science Building Lobby; The Atrium and Lobby at the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering; The Purdue Research Foundation and the Herman and Heddy Kurz Technology Center in Discovery Park; The Marching Band and Glee Club. Heddy enjoyed traveling with her husband. They enjoyed going on cruises and took many trips to Europe, where they would rent a car and spend weeks on end driving all over Europe with Heddy at the wheel. They also visited Hong Kong and India.

She is survived her niece, Nancy Whitford of Houston, Texas; her nephew, William Waters and his wife Mary; two great-nephews, William Waters Jr. and his wife, Elisa and Christopher Waters of Tampa, Florida. Her sister, Gloria Waters, predeceased her in 2012.

Funeral services were held at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Interment was at Cave Hill Cemetery at the Kurz family plot following the services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Honorable Order-KY Colonels or the donor’s favorite charity.