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Rev. Dr. Harold R. Hurt

Submitted by Rusty Barton on April 24, 2011 – 11:36 amNo Comment

The Rev. Dr. Harold R. Hurt of Shoshoni died at the Lander Regional Hospital on Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2011. He was 83.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Shoshoni Community Presbyterian Church. Joe Norris officiates. Private graveside services precede at the Lake View Cemetery in Shoshoni.

Harold Ray Hurt was born in Greenfield Township, Jones County, Iowa, on May 26, 1927, the son of Floyd W. and Clara Elizabeth (Steffy) Hurt.

Mr. Hurt served with the U.S. Army during World War Il.

He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1986, having served churches in Illinois, Iowa, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. His previous education included a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State Teachers College in 1952, Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Dubuque in 1965, and Master of Divinity from the University of Dubuque in 1971.

On May 19, 1979, he married Judy Kohler in Shoshoni.

Rev. Hurt was of the Presbyterian faith and a member of the Sierra Blanca Presbyterian Church in New Mexico.

His family said education was very important to him and he taught shop, history, and drivers’ education before entering the ministry. He had also worked as a carpenter.

The family said he enjoyed woodworking, especially free handed carving, coached softball, was an avid reader, and played golf when he was younger.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Hurt of Shoshoni; a daughter, Sheila Hurt-Jorgensen of Tucson, Ariz.; sons, Jeffrey Lynn Hurt, Bradley Ray Hurt and his wife Jean, and John Hurt, all of Casper, and Rick Harold Hurt and his wife Kristen of Fort Collins, Colo.; step-children, Mark Kohler and his wife Lori, Marcy Whitaker and her husband Randy, and Jacques Kohler; 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; three sisters, Millie, Betty, and Naomi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Murl, and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Shoshoni Senior Center or the Shoshoni Community Presbyterian Church, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

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