GASTON — Ronald Kurth died Aug. 19. He was 73.

Mr. Kurth was born Dec. 10, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa. He attended the Madeleine Grade School and Central Catholic High School. He served as a Marine, and worked as a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Kurth; his stepmother, Bernadine Kurth; brothers, Michael Kurth and William Phinney; and sister, Diane Overby. He is survived by his brother, Jerry Kurth (Kathy); Kathleen Bigler (Craig), Karen Kurth, Connie Long; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Madeleine Parish.