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Celebrating the Life of Dr. Lila Kurth

"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55–57

The Concordia University Chicago community today shares the passing and celebrates the life of Dr. Lila Kurth, Professor of English, who died in the Lord on Tuesday, October 2.

Dr. Kurth joined the Concordia faculty in 1977 and served as department chair for many years during her 35 year tenure. Alumni wishing to celebrate Dr. Kurth's ministry and legacy are invited to join family and friends for:

  • Visitation on Friday, October 5
    5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Drechsler, Brown & Williams
    203 South Marion Street, Oak Park

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 6
    Visitation at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m.
    Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago
    7400 Augusta Street River Forest, IL 60305
    Free Parking is available in the Bonnie Brae structure.

  • A choir of students, alumni and friends
    is also being assembled for the Saturday service. Rehearsal will be at 9:30 a.m. in McCormick Recital Hall in Kretzmann Hall on the River Forest Campus.

Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Lila Kurth
In lieu of flowers, Dr. Kurth's family has requested those wishing to share a gift in her honor contribute to the following opportunities:

  • The Dr. Lila M. Kurth Memorial Fund - to inspire students in their study of literature

  • Resurrection Lutheran Church Endowment - to provide scholarships for students preparing for a Lutheran church vocation

  • Resurrection Lutheran Hitoshi Shimano Memorial - to provide scholarships to LCMS students enrolled in a business program at CUC

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